Running time: Two hours, with one intermission

The fifth season of The Great Soul of Russia kicks off with director Stephanie Haire's take "On New Forms: From Chekhov to Posner". This event explores what new forms really are, and how they are revealed in The Seagull by Chekhov, and Aaron Posner's Stupid F#@*ing Bird, coming up as part of ACT's Mainstage season.

Part of the series: The Great Soul of Russia

Seagull The Seagull Project was formed out of a passion for the great works of Anton Chekhov. Having met and collaborated on Seattle Shakespeare Company's wildly successful Threepenny Opera  in 2011, the founding producers immediately sought a new collaboration; one which allowed the actors to take the time needed to create an ensemble and honor the work of Chekhov with bravery, honesty, simplicity, and elegance. In January of 2013, they opened The Seagull in ACT's Falls Theatre, garnering both audience and critical acclaim. In April of 2014, The Seagull Project had the great distinction of becoming the first American ensemble in history to perform at the Ilkhom Theatre in Tashkent, Uzbekistan - a Seattle sister city. Upon their return, they produced Chekhov's Three Sisters in January of 2015. Learn more about The Seagull Project at www.theseagullproject.org .