Lost & Found Project explores a new direction with a new audio drama – “Shayna” – a New York Story caught between two worlds, an audio drama in three acts.
Lost & Found Project explores a new direction with a new audio drama – “Shayna”, which examines the journey of a young singer-songwriter in New York who can’t catch a break. She is estranged from her brother and ailing mother, stuck in dead-end relationships, and stalled creatively. But when a beautiful, haunting melody lodges itself in Shayna’s mind, it unearths a family mystery and a century-old injustice that only Shayna can make right.
What is Shayna’s connection to the dybbuk of Jewish folklore? Where has her mother disappeared to? What happened between two sisters in a Russian shtetl at the dawn of the twentieth century? And why is Shayna harassed by an online stalker?
“Shayna” is partially based on personal stories of actors of the Lost & Found Project. Visit our VERBATIM page to learn more about the technique we use to develop our work.
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Written by: Boris Zilberman & Ilya Khodosh
Sound desiged & edited: Alex Ryaboy
Curated by: Anya Zicer
Starring: Masha King, Elena V. Levenson, Anya Zicer, Yelena Shmulenson, Boris Zilberman, Ilya Khodosh, Sergey Nagorny, Stuart Williams, Ruslan Verkhovsky, Alya Adelman
Lost & Found Project - a FolksbieneRU Division is an experimental theatrical project based on collective personal family stories from before and during Russian Jewish immigration to the US. FoksbieneRU is a partnership initiative of the Genesis Philanthropy Group and National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.