Four Sisters Reimagined

by james Clements

Photography by Pablo Calderón Santiago


The play examines the lives and deaths of the four daughters of the last Tsar of Russia in the aftermath of the 1917 Revolution. Comprised of personal writings of the four Grand Duchesses, select line’s from Anton Chekov’s Three Sisters, Biblical passages, and imagined language, the play examines the role of women in wartime, the performative properties of female bodies, and the destruction of domestic histories. 


The play received developmental reading at The Sheen Center for Thought and Culture on December, 2016, as well as a workshop production at American Theatre of Actors on March, 2017. During spring 2018 the play was reimagined at Theatre for a New City as a reading with music and light staging.


This piece has been developed with the generous support of Donn Russell, co-founder of the Peg Santvoord Foundation.



Written and Directed by James Clements

Featuring Rosie DeSantis, Lucy Livingston, Melannie Vázquez-Lara, and Lindsay Wolff
Set, and Props by Lauren Barber

Costumes by Johanna Pan
Lights by Elizabeth M. Stewart
Sound Design and Original Music by Jorge Morales

Live Musicians Frances-Ann Barker, Blair Cheng, Ana Marcu

Produced by What Will The Neighbors Say?