Journey through the Creation of Adapt! - Aneta and Lenka: Adapting to America, Routine, and Hot Dogs

Posted Thursday, April 6, 2017 - 3:17pm

If you’ve seen Adapt!, you’ve met Aneta Kernova. She plays the title role of young Lenka, a refugee from Czechoslovakia who’s making her way to America. 

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Journey through the Creation of Adapt! - The Realness

Posted Wednesday, March 29, 2017 - 10:22am

Opening is almost here. It’s getting real around here.

We’ve finished a week of previews. The audience arrived, they showed us where the story lived, and we rehearsed daily through it all, learning what their attention taught us. Memorizing new script pages, cutting others, restaging transitions, perfecting music.

The story is here. “Past and future meet,” as the play’s Old Woman says.

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Journey through the Creation of Adapt! - #TechBrain, or, Dispatch from the Bathtub

Posted Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 2:49pm

Dear Reader,

I'm writing you from a bathtub.

Before you get too jealous, let me clarify. As I type this, Sarah Gliko and Campbell O’Hare are rolling me onto the stage as my character takes a bubble bath. Today, we’re just practicing transitions, so... the bathtub is empty. (See? Not so glamorous as you thought, #AmIRight?)


View of the audience from the tub. 

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Portrait of Oana Botez - from Portraits of People on the Move

Posted Monday, March 20, 2017 - 10:12am

“I was suffocating in a country that felt it has no future.”

Oana Botez is a costume and set designer from Bucharest, Romania.
She is the costume designer of
Photo by Maria Baranova.

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Journey through the Creation of Adapt! - Time and Space

Posted Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 10:52am

Blanka Zizka in rehearsal. 


I have no idea what Blanka does when she goes home from rehearsal. But I’m pretty sure she doesn’t sleep. Every day she walks in with new ideas, with new solutions to old problems, with new questions it hadn’t even occurred to us to start asking yet.

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