Platonov, or the Disinherited
adapted and directed by Jay Scheib after the play by Chekhov

January 8-24, 2014 at The Kitchen and simulcast Live as a feature film at BAM Rose Cinema in Brooklyn (Thursday nights), and AMC Empire 25 in Times Square (Wednesday nights).

"The Disinherited," after the fragment Platonov by Anton Chekhov, is a new live cinema performance adaptation of Chekhov’s first full-length play chronicling an emotionally bankrupt society of anti-heroes who are, less heroically, also losing their loves, their homes, and perhaps, their humanity as well. In an unprecedented experiment, the performance is realized simultaneously as live play (Platonov) and feature film, shot and edited in real time at The Kitchen in downtown New York City and simulcast to BAM Rose Cinemas. This physically daring and emotionally charged performance brings director Jay Scheib’s acclaimed vision to the Cinema for the first time.

Platonov, or The Disinherited
Stage design by Josh Higgason and Caleb Wertenbaker, sound design by Anouschka Trocker, video design by
Josh Higgason, live camera by Jay Scheib and Laine Rettmer, and costumes by Alba Clemente; with Performances by Sarita Choudhury, Mikeah Ernest Jennings, Virginia Newcomb, Rosalie Lowe, Jon Morris, Ayesha Jordan, Laine Rettmer, Jay Scheib, and Tony Torn.


The Kitchen — January 8 - 24 (2014) at 8PM — Tickets available at The Kitchen, 512 West 19th Street, NYC
—and Online at

Live Broadcast at
At BAM Rose Cinema — January 9, 16, 23 (2014) at 8PM — tickets are here:

and at
AMC Empire 25 in Times Square — January 8, 15 & 22 (2014) @ 8PM, Tickets are free thanks to the Times Square Arts Alliance at 234 West 42nd Street or ONLINE at

“Rude, brutal, sexy and mesmerizing…Scheib is a master at combining live and video storytelling.” James Herbert, UT San Diego

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