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THE SEAGULL OR WHY MASHA ALWAYS WEARS BLACK

‘smoke a cigar or drink a glass of vodka and you’re no longer you – you’re you plus someone else. the self grows blurred and you start to see yourself as a third person – not as ‘i' but as [s]‘he’.’

(dorn, act II, anton chekhov's the seagull)

masha always wears black.
maria prefers blue.
masha drinks vodka and takes snuff.
maria is tee total.
masha is in love with Konstantin.
maria is a married woman.
masha needs you to know how unhappy she is.
maria is the life and soul of the party.
masha has no idea who Maria is.
maria has always loved Masha.
masha cannot exist without Maria.

a devised piece, based on anton chekhov’s 'the seagull' that radically re-examines the concept of character and the relationship between female identity and performance.