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all photos © Nancy Keystone

“THE AKHMATOVA PROJECT is a numinous study of the struggle of the artist against the state and the often appalling costs of that struggle. Theater doesn't get any more compelling or meaningful than this.”

The Akhmatova Project

created, directed, produced
by Nancy Keystone 1997-2000

created in collaboration with
Critical Mass Performance Group

World Premiere Los Angeles, 2000

Named one of the "10 Best" Productions for 2000, by Los Angeles Times, nominated for 4 LA Weekly awards (Best Production, Director, Ensemble, Choreographer-winner).

Performed as a work-in-progress at ASK Theater Projects’ Common Ground Festival, The Getty Center, Lankershim Arts Center.

Natasha Basley, Russell Edge, Sarah Gossage, Joseph Grimm, Christopher Kelley
Eric Marx, Kathryn Miller Kelley, Joe Palmiotti, Candace Reid, John Prosky, Valerie Spencer, Miranda Viscoli

scenic design by Nancy Keystone
original music & sound design by Randy Tico
lighting design by Daniel Ionazzi
costume design by Lee Kartis