July 22, 2013
MIDTOWN INTERNATIONAL THEATRE FESTIVAL, NYC JULY 23, 27 & 28, 2013

"The Past is Still Ahead," an endearing, heart-wrenching tale of the life and poetry of Marina Tsvetaeva, one of Russia's most profound poets. In "The Past is Still Ahead" by Sophia Romma, one of Russia's most ill-fated and controversial cult poets of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetaeva, revisits the tumultuously tragic and sexy events of […]

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July 21, 2013
Interview with Sophia Romma, playwright and poet. Author of The Past is Still Ahead.

Interview with Sophia Romma, playwright and poet. Author of The Past is Still Ahead. At The Midtown International Theatre Festival

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July 11, 2013
Rehearsal "The Past Is Still Ahead"
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July 10, 2013
The Past is Still Ahead, Play on Poet Marina Tsvetaeva

In “The Past Is Still Ahead” by Sophia Romma, one of Russia’s most ill-fated and controversial cult poets of the twentieth century, Marina Tsvetaeva, revisits the tumultuously tragic and sexy events of her life-just before she succumbs to “suicide” at the hands of the Soviet Secret Police in 1941 while exiled in Siberia. The play will be presented by […]

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July 10, 2013
The Past is Still Ahead, Play on Poet Marina Tsetaevna

“The Past Is Still Ahead” premiered at the legendary Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater in Moscow on April 25, 2007, directed by Francois Rochaix (of Theatre de Carouge, Geneva) and Yuri Joffe (of the Mayakovsky Academic Art Theater). Its American debut was presented by The Past is Stilll Ahead, Inc. at the Cherry Lane Theatre in 2007, […]

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December 25, 2012
'Cabaret Emigre' - The Negro Ensemble Company

An emigrant feels like a circus man who is traveling the endless doroga, Russian for "the road." The sins of your past are inconsequential and your future is in limbo. It's a human condition that is painted poetically in "Cabaret Émigré," a new play by Sophia Romma, directed by Charles Weldon.

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December 25, 2012
Playwright Sophia Romma delivers a "dramafantasma" of the emigre experience through "Quantum Verse" in Negro Ensemble Company's "Cabaret Emigre."

by Jarrett Lyons The experience of an emigre is an often misunderstood one. Sophia Romma, was born to an engineer father and a microbiologist mother in Russia. By the time she arrived in New York City in 1979 at the age of six, she was the daughter of parents whose resumes had expanded to gas […]

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November 9, 2012
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November 7, 2012
Cabaret emigre

A TALE OF TRANSIENT DISLOCATED MESHUGGAH SOULS SHATTERING THE NOSTALGIC PRISM OF THEIR PAST. Cabaret Émigré is a tale of the thirst for liberty which unfolds through the epic journey of displaced Eastern European, African, and Latino Émigrés. American, European, and Nigerian history provides the backdrop for this demanding and complex romp through time. Cabaret […]

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November 3, 2012
Tales of Coming to America Take the Spotlight as Cabaret Emigre Opens Off-Broadway

Sophia Romma’s Cabaret Emigre officially opens off-Broadway on November 3. Directed by Charles Weldon and presented by the Negro Ensemble Company, this unique theatrical event will continue at the the Lion Theatre at Theatre Row through November 18. Cabaret Emigre tells the tale of transient dislocated Meshuggah souls from all walks of life. Their testimonials are told as […]

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