Back to All Events

Minor Character


Six Translations of Uncle Vanya at the Same Time. New Saloon presents Minor Character, a kaleidoscopic adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. A cast of 16 performers collage a century’s worth of English translations  – from the flowery 1916 version to Google Translate’s profoundly nonsensical rendition –  into one sprawling, intimate, quietly disastrous evening.

Identity is plural. Communication is an athletic feat. Failure is inevitable.

New Saloon is Milo Cramer, Madeline Wise, and Morgan Green

This project was developed, in part, in the Resident Artists Program 2015 of Mabou Mines and the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace Residency. This project is supported, in part, by public funds from The New York City Department of Cultural Affairs. Presented by special arrangement with Helen Merrill LLC, Smith and Krause Licensing, and Laurence Senelick.

Created by New Saloon
Text by Anton Chekhov
Translations by Carol Rocamora, Paul Schmidt, Laurence Senelick, Marian Fell, Google Translate, and Milo Cramer
Directed by Morgan Green
Dramaturg: Elliot B. Quick
Produced by Emily Kaplan and in Association with Immediate Medium
Associate Producer: Emily Reilly


Dates + Time
June 17-20, 22-25

Book tickets here

Main Space
51 Bergen St

Earlier Event: June 9
diptyque Bazar
Later Event: July 9
FAD Makers Market + Flea