The Nina Variations

About the Production

The Nina Variations by Steven Dietz was presented February 16–17, 2018 in New York City.

About the Play

In this funny, fierce and heartbreaking homage to The Seagull, Steven Dietz puts Chekhov’s star-crossed lovers in a room and doesn’t let them out. In forty-three variations on their famous final scene, Nina (a young actress) and Treplev (a young writer) pit their vibrant wit and soaring passions against one another in a fast-paced tour de force of romantic entanglement.

Production Photos

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Alexandra Cockrell (she/her) has been seen on the stage in Medea (Parallel 45), 13The Country WifeThe Merchant of VeniceCoriolanusThe Cherry OrchardThe Seagull (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland); CabaretThe Comedy of ErrorsParallel LivesJulius CaesarBeauty and the Beast(Interlochen Center for the Arts); The Miracle Worker (Arizona Repertory Company). Films include: The MoneyExchange & Mart. She trained at The Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and is a graduate of Interlochen Arts Academy.

Michael Liebhauser (he/him) is a recent graduate of The University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program and has appeared on stages across the country. Favorites include Incognito (Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater); King Lear, Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, Midsummer Night’s Dream (Interlochen Shakespeare Festival); Macbeth, The Lost Prince (Texas Shakespeare Festival); Donald Giovanni in Cornlandia (Mixed Precipitation). As a Fight Choreographer, his work has included classes and choreography for Interlochen Center for the Arts, and The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theater. He is an Interlochen alumnus and is a proud member of the Doghouse Ensemble Theatre Board.

Creative Team

  • Yoni Weiss (Director)
  • Alex Church-Gonzales (Costume Designer)
  • Quentin Madia (Lighting Designer)
  • Noah DiRenzo (Photography)
  • Noah Sarkowsky (Stage Manager)
    • Tori Pierce (Assistant Stage Manager)
  • Moya Aldridge (Music)