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Collected Stories ()

Produced by

Mea Culpa Productions

Playwright: Donald Margulies
Director: Sasha Wentges


Tarragon Theatre – Extra Space


May 24th, 2007 – June 3rd, 2007


Collected Stories is about a respected short story writer and teacher in her mid-fifties, Ruth Steiner, who has carved out a comfortable life for herself in a Greenwich Village apartment that she has occupied for decades. Lisa Morrison is a callow yet talented young graduate student and aspiring writer, a child of suburban privilege when she meets Ruth and offers to become her assistant. Over six years, in as many scenes, Collected Stories eavesdrops on Ruth and Lisa as their relationship evolves (from mentor/protégée to loving friends to adversaries) and ultimately disintegrates-touching on age, artistic license and betrayal. (


Cayle Chernin Ruth Steiner
Erin MacKinnon Lisa Morrison

Creative Team

Donald Margulies Playwright
Sasha Wentges Director
Akiva Romer-Segal Set Designer
Victoria Shillington Costume Designer
Mishann Lau Sound Designer
Kristina McNamee Lighting Designer


Daniel Jamieson Saxophone


Jackie McCormick Stage Manager
Wendy Lee Assistant Stage Manager
Marie Dame Production Manager
Wayne Sujo Publicity
Barbara Greczny Photography
Michael Haltrecht Web-site Design


Kevin Hutson Extra-space Technician