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[THEATRE] Play Reading: Six Men Dressed Like Joseph Stalin by Dianne Nora
[THEATRE] Play Reading: Six Men Dressed Like Joseph Stalin by Dianne Nora

Sat, Nov 18


Upper Jay Art Center

[THEATRE] Play Reading: Six Men Dressed Like Joseph Stalin by Dianne Nora

Join us for this special developmental play reading of new work by playwright Dianne Nora. Admission by donation (pay what you can)

Time & Location

Nov 18, 2023, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Upper Jay Art Center, 12198 State Hwy 9N, Upper Jay, NY 12987, USA

About the Event


Join us for a reading of this wonderfully strange new play with guest playwright Dianne Nora. What's it about? When Soso is left for dead on the Eastern Front, he’s taken in by the Kremlin due to his shocking resemblance to a certain someone. Koba is tasked with training him to perform the role of a lifetime: Stalin’s body double. You don't need to be a Russian history whiz to appreciate this silly, surreal, and touching story of human connection. What happens when your artistic identity replaces your personal history? Can we ever truly know the leaders who decide our fates? Come be a part of the conversation, and the development of this new work!


Dianne Nora is a playwright, dramaturg, and comedy writer. She was a 2018-2019 member of Goodman Theatre’s Playwrights Unit, where she was commissioned to write Ruth Bader Ginsburg: A Living Document. She recently assisted her mentor Tracy Letts on the world premiere and Broadway productions of his play The Minutes, a finalist for the 2018 Pulitzer Prize in Drama. In 2019, an abbreviated version of her play Monica: This Play Is Not About Monica Lewinsky premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe, where The Spectator named it the "Best of the Fringe." Her play for young audiences, Journey Around My Bedroom, was produced at New Ohio Theatre in 2020, and recommended by The New York Times (Top 5, Weekend Section). She's a headline and features contributor at The Onion, and her humor writing has also appeared on Funny Or Die and The Hard Times, where she was previously Head Writer of Breaking News. BA: New York University; MPhil: Trinity College Dublin; MFA: Columbia University School of the Arts.

Directed by Gabrielle Schutz

Performed by Tyler Nye and Noël Carmichael

Admission by donation (pay what you can)


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