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After Akhmatova ()

Produced by

Tarragon Theatre

Playwright: Kate Cayley
Director: Alan Dilworth


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


March 22nd, 2011 – May 1st, 2011



When Alan, a young American academic, travels to the U.S.S.R. to interview Lev Gumilyov, he believes he knows all there is to know about Lev’s late mother: Anna Akhmatova. Once a writer of love poems, Anna became famous for Requiem, which is an ode to her imprisoned son and a dangerous condemnation of Stalin. As he searches for answers, Alan becomes entangled in Lev’s relationship to his mother, to Requiem and to its impossible legacy.  (


Claire Calnan Lydia Chukovskaya
Paul Dunn Alan Taylor
Caroline Gillis Nedezhda Mandelstram
Eric Goulem Lev Gumilyov
Richard McMillan Osip Mandelstram
Sarah Orenstein Anna Akhmatova

Creative Team

Kate Cayley Playwright
Alan Dilworth Director
Jung-Hye Kim Set Designer
Jung-Hye Kim Costume Designer
Kimberly Purtell Lighting Designer
Thomas Ryder Payne Sound Designer
Elise Newman Assistant Director


Kristen Kitcher Stage Manager
Trenna Keating Script Coordinator
Cylla von Tiedemann Photographer
Morag Webster-Lesarge Props Assistant
Nadia Ismail Props Assistant
Stephanie Milic Painter
Crystal Piché Painter
Katherine Smith Assistant Carpenter
Danielle Demeny Wardrobe Assistant
Victoria Harrop Interim Head Scenic Artist
Joey Morin Lighting Crew
Verne Good Lighting Crew
Nick Rose Lighting Crew
John Thomson Lighting Crew
Jason Golinsky Lighting Crew
Sharon Ryman Wig Construction
Angela McQueen Wig Maintenance