September – November 2009

Co-Prod Rogue Artists

Gogol Project catapults audiences into the grotesque and whimsical world of Nikolai Gogol’s St. Petersburg neighborhood of Nevsky Prospect. A man chronicles his descent into madness. A poor postal clerk’s life is turned upside-down by the overcoat he sacrificed so much to obtain. A Very Important Person wakes up one day to discover his nose is missing, only to find out his nose is now a government official – and the nose outranks him!


LA Times: “Sheer staging opulence and ingenuity combining masked performers, digital animation, immersive sound and music, and, of course, diverse styles of puppetry, this spectacular new piece deftly balances flights of whimsy and depths of darkness.”

LA Theater: “Sean T. Cawelti directs, tethering an astonishing number of elements and artists to a remarkably homogenous vision. ”


Ovation Awards
Nomination for Costumes
Nomination for Scenic Design
Ovation Honor Award for Music Composed for Theatre (Ego Plum)

LA Drama Critics Circle Awards
Winner for Writing (Adaptation)
Winner for CGI/Video
Winner for Puppet/Mask Design
Nomination for Lighting Design
Nomination for Sound Design
Nomination for Stage Direction


Gogol Project Video Highlight