Written and Performed by Romy Nordlinger

Produced by Pat Addiss

Associate Producer Laura Fay Lewis

Directed by Cailín Heffernan

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A tour-de-force one-actor multimedia show, tells the story of Alla Nazimova, the rule-breaking, lesbian Broadway and Hollywood legend. From a Jewish immigrant fleeing Tsarist Russia to Hollywood’s first female director and producer, Nazimova was a trailblazer who wouldn’t be silenced. Nordlinger’s solo performance reimagines one of the most daring and censored artists of the 20th century who tells it like it was… and still is.

A constant video stream is projected behind and onto the performer throughout the play, becoming a part of her. This visual landscape of atmospheric textures echoes Nazimova's thoughts, layered with scratched celluloid, as if from a flickering silent movie projector. Evocative images inform moments of her life in Russia, New York and Hollywood, including her infamous Garden of Allah.

The sumptuous musical score by Nick T. Moore accompanies the play. It can be played live by a pianist/band or as audio cues.

Writer/performer Romy Nordlinger’s Places sold out all 6 NYC shows at 59E59 and played 25 critically acclaimed shows at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Huge thanks to Jack Sharkey!

The recent curated Dixon Place show and the special show at the famed Players Club both sold out!


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6 incredible shows at HERE MAINSTAGE THEATRE in their amazing multimedia space! June 11th -16th

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Another sold out show at the prestigious PLAYERS CLUB on May 10th, 2019

Sold out show at DIXON PLACE as part of their curated series on Feb 26th, 2019



25 Performances


Places sold out all 6 New York performances before traveling to Edinburgh, Scotland for the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe Festival

59E59 / EAST TO EDINBURGH - the New York Shows

Workshop Development - Directed by Katie McHugh

Shetler Studios, NYC, 2016

Places is made possible in part by the support of Jack Sharkey