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Tell Me That You Love Me, a new play about the love affair between Actress and Writer, with the novel Arch of Triumph as the backdrop
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THE STORY

Tell Me That You Love Me is inspired by the true love story of Marlene Dietrich and Erich Maria Remarque.

Their passionate and obsessive love affair began in 1937 when they met in Venice.  The romance that lasted for years, the painful break-up and ... heartfelt letters they exchanged, immortalized on the pages of the Remarque's novel "Arch Of Triumph." This is one of the most beautiful love stories of XX century that is presented for the very first time as a literary composition. 

Adapted and directed by Irina Volkovich, featuring NYC-based actors Snezhana Chernova and Sergey Gordeev, Tell Me That You Love Me is the first Dialogue theater premiere of the 2014-2015 season. The Stage Reading is scheduled on November 8th 2014 at NYPL.

Also featuring the crew: Kira Melamed (stage design, costumes), Yurii Avezov (sound, lights, video).

THE ACTORS

SNEZHANA CHERNOVA graduated from the St. Petersburg Academy of Theater Art (Russia).  In New York she studied with the legendary Uta Hagen. Theater: The Uncle’s Dream, Desire Under the Elms, Ah! My Dear Andersen, Lady with a Lapdog, The Master and Margarita, Three Sisters, Seagull, and others. Metropolitan Opera: The Nose, Boris Godunov and The Prince Igor. Film/TV: Love in the Big City, The Casualty, America’s Most Wanted, Proof of Birth, The Child Within, Alaska Kids, The Ring, and othersLiterary Theater Dialogue: Salute, St.Petersburg! 10 Years later.

SERGEY GORDEEV (SAG-AFTRA) has studied acting at Columbia University, music at Moscow School for the Performing Arts, and dance at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Center. He holds a master’s degree in broadcast journalism from Columbia Journalism School and has worked as a journalist and a TV show host: (NTV America, Ren-TV, Channel One), live show host (NY City Center, Lincoln Center), voiceover artist, pianist, and composer. Film/TV: Sex and The City, One Life to Live, CSI: New York, The Limit’s the Sky. Literary Theater Dialogue: Salute, St. Petersburg!; Echo of Love; In the Mirrors; Salute, St. Petersburg! 10 years later.

THE THEATER

Literary Theater Dialogue was founded in 2003. The Theater performs original plays written by its artistic director and playwright Irina Volkovich. All plays are based on the letters, memoirs, literary works, and diaries of legendary writers and cultural figures. The Dialogue troupe has performed in New York City, tri-state area, and in Europe. The performances received an overwhelmingly positive response from the public; press, radio, TV in the US and abroad.

In the Mirrors
In the Mirrors

At the present time, The Dialogue works in collaboration with The NY Public Library and provides free programs to the Russian speaking community and American fans of Russian culture. 

www.DialogueTheater.com

FUNDING

We will present a free Stage Reading as a part of our creative collaboration with The NY Public Library and NYPL generously provides us with a beautiful auditorium. Our goal is to bring the play to the larger audience in other NYC venues, and we are asking for your support to make this happen. 

We are hoping to raise $2,500 that will help us to cover the costs of the venue rental.

If we can make $3,000 we can buy better costumes, stage props for your viewing pleasure.

If we can make over $3,500 we can finally fulfill our dream of translating this play to English and sharing it with the American audience!

We are grateful for any gift and support!

NY Публичная библиотека предоставляет нам аудиторию для сценического чтения пьесы. Наша цель показать спектакль более широкой аудитории, и мы обращаемся к Вам с просьбой поддержать нас.  Мы надеемся собрать $2,500. Эти деньги помогут нам покрыть расходы на рент и декорации.  Мы искренне благодарны Вам за поддержку!

If we fail to reach our $2,500 goal, we won’t receive any of the funds. If we are even a dollar short by the end of our deadline EVERYTHING WILL BE REFUNDED and no rewards can be given! PLEASE help us prevent this from happening! Every dollar brings us a step closer and every dollar counts. We can't wait to share our labor of love with you!

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Risks and challenges

We at Literary Theater Dialogue are like a family. We have been together for 11 years and met many difficulties during that time. After producing 8 plays and performing them dozens of times in different venues, we are ready to take on any unexpected challenges that come our way.

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