A Magnificent Gray x St. Louis International Film Festival

guess what people of the internet?

our movie, “a magnificent gray” is going to the 28th annual st. louis international film festival!! 

https://cinemastlouis.org/sliff/magnificent-gray

it’s truly an honor and i am the most grateful for everyone that was involved in making this movie possible.

THANK YOU jason & hushie & fig & marcos & claudia & mama & papa & simona & davy & brad & dave & mitch & eugene & val & chris & max & matt & matt & ricky & robert & all of you for the support always

p.s. this festival is oscar qualifying so you never know... your girl might be going to the oscars sooner than anyone imagined

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“A Magnificent Gray“ will screen on Thursday November 14th at 7:30pm

For tickets: https://dramashorts.bpt.me/

Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka is back!!

and in a full length version at the 14th Street Y!

this time Anna’s REAL grandmother & mother will be performing with us!

it’s a different show from the one we did at st. ann’s and i would love for you to see all the fun things we have in store for you wonderful humans!

For tickets: https://14streety.secure.force.com/ticket/#details_a0S1R000009gYI0UAM

Would love to see you there :)

In partnership with The Theater at the 14th Street Y, theater maker Anna Lublina presents the world premiere of her most ambitious project to date, Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka. In this new multidisciplinary performance, Lublina invites her Russian mother and grandmother (Babushka, who was once a Russian-English translator) onstage to recount their experiences of anti-semitism in the Soviet Union, in Russian. These stories of Jewish resilience transform into scenes with English-speaking actors, dance interpretations choreographed by Elena Rose Light, and a culminating folk tale melding puppetry by Lublina with Jewish Klezmer music by Juilliard-trained composer Julia Danitz.

Created and Directed by Anna Lublina
Choreographed by Elena Rose Light
Composed by Julia Danitz

Thursday, September 26, 2019
Friday, September 27, 2019
Saturday, September 28, 2019

Thursday, October 3, 2019
Friday, October 4, 2019
Saturday, October 5, 2019

All shows 7:30pm
14th St Y Theater | 344 East 14th St

Created in collaboration with: Tatiana Lublin, Marianna Baker, Julia Cavagna, Julia Danitz, Marina Gasparyan, Irina Gorovaia, Julia Gu, Julian Hernandez, Elena Rose Light, and lim mui

General Admission: $25
Students/Seniors: $15
Running Time: 65 minutes
No Intermission

A Magnificent Gray x Northeast Film Festival

Our movie has been submitted to another film festival!

I am proud to announce that it will be screened at the Northeast Film Festival, happening September 6-8 in Teaneck, New Jersey.

A Magnificent Gray will screen on Saturday September 7, during the 6-8pm block.

The film was also nominated for best short, and I was nominated for best actress!

For tickets: https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4312286

I would love to see you there!

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No Service North of 96th

I’m in a reading this weekend!

“No Service North of 96th” - Daniel Blanda’s wonderful play about friendship, New York, and being pushed to your limit. This play is very dear to my heart- I was a part of the original reading, when it was titled, “Not My God“ two years ago, at the Drama Bookshop, directed by Dr. William Martin.

Come see the latest version with a whole new cast & director, and watch how we are transformed. It’s really truly something special. And I am beyond thrilled & honored to get to work on it.

It’s free theater! No excuses!

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No Service North Of 96th is a story of instinct and aftermath. Lifelong friends and roommates, Ash and Joyce, live in West Harlem and find that they are in need of a sublet for the month. Becca, having only seen the city from a screen and snow globe, takes the room hoping to transition cleanly into her new career. However, after a hellish introduction, Becca learns that NYC isn't like the New York you see on ‘Good Morning America.’

Hosted by Traguna Productions, as part of their Summer Reading Series, Tickets can be reserved here:

https://www.tragunaproductions.com/tickets

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In the Mood...

It has always been my dream to make an 80s workout dance video, so a few months ago I asked Jason Millner if he would direct it. I then contacted Abbi Press (DJ extraordinaire) and together with Jeff Buoncristiano as our killer DP, Alicia Rota choreographing the moves, and some badass girls working their butts off.. we made some magic.

'In the Mood...' is a new single written, produced, recorded, and mixed by Abbi Press.

Zona Pictures & Buon Co presents Abbi Press in "In the Mood..."
Producer: Irina Gorovaia
Director: Jason Millner
Director of Photography: Jeff Buoncristiano
Choreographer: Alicia Rota
Sound: Keith Trinh
ADR: Mitch Luther
PA: Hannah Borden
Cast: Abbi - Abbi Press
Girl Gang Leader - Irina Gorovaia
Girl Gang- Marina Gasparyan, Erin Johnson, Alicia Rota, Kauri Sievers and Courtney Torres
Special Thanks: The Cobra Club & Marcela Gomez

Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka PRODUCTION PHOTOS!!

Some photos from our performance at St. Ann’s Warehouse.

All photos are by Teddy Wolff.

(Truly a dream come true. To get to act in both Russian & English - to deal with reliving the past, struggling with Jewish identities.. oooof)

Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka

I am beyond excited to get the opportunity to perform at St. Ann's Warehouse as part of Labapalooza! at the end of this month along side some suuuuuper talented humans.

the piece is called Бабушка | BAb(oo)shka, written and constructed by Anna Lublina

and created in collaboration with Elena Rose Light, Julia Danitz, Julia Cavagna, Marina Gasparyan, myself, Julia Gu, Julian Hernandez, and Lim Mui.

in Russian and English, Anya and Babushka struggle to communicate their Jewish identities via The Sims. Their histories emerge as a patchwork of puppetry, klezmer music, and dance.
(that's right! we get to play in two languages!!)

for tickets: https://stannswarehouse.org/show/labapalooza-2019/

i would love for you all to join me on this adventure. we are a part of program B.
(get them soon because they're selling quick!)

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A Night for Babushka

Hi friends!

Join me and other post Soviet Jews at a fundraiser for Бабушка | BA(boo)shka.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at The Old American Can Factory in Brooklyn.

There will be Russian food & song & dance.

Marina Gasparyan and I will be translating a Russian poem,

“Вот какой рассеянный“ by Самуил Маршак.

Come laugh & cry with us!

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Go Down On Me Or Die

https://www.tallwomentheatre.com/

A project I feel very strongly about is coming to the Barrow Group Theatre as a part of the Performance Artist Residency on the 22nd and 23rd of March 2019 with the following cast members:

Maarit Hara, Marina Gasparyan, Emily Evans, Irina Gorovaia, Ines Choucino Storani, Shane Jensen, Jason Millner, David Joseph Volino, Marianne Goodell (on the 22nd) and Julie Berndt (on the 23rd).

Directed by: Maarit Hara

Go Down On Me Or Die is a female revenge fantasy where men face the consequences for not going down on the women they are sleeping with.

Concept created by Maarit Hara. Written by: Maarit Hara and Marina Gasparyan.

Description: A group of women have had enough of men not paying the price for their selfish actions in bed and have taken matters into their own hands. Go Down On Me Or Die is a dark comedy that explores the absurdity of human behavior. This play is a raw take on female sexual pleasure and the ways that women are conditioned by society to think and speak about sex.

Friday: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10384343
Saturday: https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10384344

Shana Tova! Happy Jewish New Year!

A Snippet of Celebration made for the Jerusalem Post:

Can you spot me? (Hint- I’m in a pale blue suit!)

Broadcast Air Dates: September 7-11, 2018
Project: One Take 2 Min Video.
Client: The Ruderman Family Foundation
Production Co: Autonomous Pictures

The Sun On Your Elbows

The Sun On Your Elbows, a short film written & directed by Jason Millner, starring me, has won JetBlue’s National Flip My Forecast 60 second Film Competition. We won two free tickets anywhere that JetBlue flies!