we are pussy riot or EVERYTHING IS P.R.

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SYNOPSIS

A play about the most famous performance art piece in history. Pussy Riot was an anonymous Russian collective of young women whose goal was to protest the illegal 2012 presidential elections through the disruptive force of punk. A 48-second performance in the Christ the Saviour Church got them two years in prison. The spectacle was fueled by an unparalleled P.R. campaign from all sides that pit Church against State, East against West and Youth against Tradition. The story is told by a Troupe of “Yurodivy” who come from the Orthodox tradition of saints who, in the Russian hymn, strive “with imaginary insanity to reveal the insanity of the world.”

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN

TROUPE - 12 Yurodivy (“Holy Fools”)
FEMALE 1 – NADYA/ANON. PR
FEMALE 2 – MASHA/ANON. PR
FEMALE 3 – KATYA/ANON. PR
FEMALE 4 –DEFENSE & OTHER ROLES/ANON.PR
FEMALE 5 – SECURITY 2/DOCTOR/ANNA POLITKOVSKAYA/ANON. PR
FEMALE 6 – PROSECUTOR & OTHER ROLES/ANON.PR
FEMALE 7 – JUDGE & OTHER ROLES/ANON.PR
FEMALE 8 – DEVOUT WOMAN/LIEUTENANT
PERSON 9 – REPORTER**/ANON. P.R.**
MALE 1 - SERGEI
MALE 2 – SECURITY 1/GUARD/PUTIN
MALE 3 – PATRIARCH/PEYTR/OTHER ROLES