OUR IN-DEVELOPMENT SHOW

BACK TO ANNA

A crisp, multi-rolling play about the forgotten female voices and lived experiences Leo Tolstoy co-opted to write Anna Karenina. We explore authorship as power and writing as negotiation, merging sharp text with vibrant movement.

Back to Anna is federspiel's current full-length, in-development production.

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It's been a journey.

We began our research and writing in 2018; we held a staged reading in 2020, right before lockdown.​ In March 2021, London's Pushkin House hosted us for a COVID-safe R&D, filming and live Q&A of Act I.​  This work has been possible due to the generous support of the Carne Trust.​ And, of course, the brilliant creatives who have joined us: Sanda Bourenane (Anna), Will Bishop (Leo) and Zak Nemorin (movement director).

We are now looking for a home for a full production.

For a teaser, click the video.

For the full R&D recording of Act I, click here.

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