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The Garden of Alla ()

Produced by

MinMar Gaslight Productions

Presented by

The Toronto Fringe Festival

Playwright: Steven Elliott Jackson
Director: Andrew Lamb


Factory Mainspace Theatre


July 6th, 2022 – July 17th, 2022


LA, 1921. “Alla Nazimova” (née Marem-Ides Leventon), prolific film pioneer, broadway darling and proud bisexual invites company to her home, “The Garden of Alla”, enticing them with her plans to make Oscar Wilde’s highly controversial “Salome” into a dazzling, big-budget film. Recruiting her “husband,” Charles Bryant to direct, and lover, Natacha Rambova for the opulent costume/set designs, the landmark movie will get made amidst the the trio’s romances and trysts – but at what cost, as religious lobbyist William B. Hays concocts a strict code of ethics that Hollywood studios must obey, threatening freedom of creative expression and true art? (


Rebecca Perry Alla Nazimova
Shawn Lall Charles
Neta J. Rose Natacha

Creative Team

Steven Elliott Jackson Playwright
Andrew Lamb Director


Julia Beaulieu Stage Manager