Monthly Archives: November 2010

Author Emily Gould on Notes from Underground: Let the Darkness In

Written on November 23, 2010 at 1:19 pm, by

Emily Gould; Bill Camp and Merritt Janson in Notes from Underground, photo by Joan Marcus. Before I got to actually see Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff’s stage adaptation of Dostoyevsky’s Notes from Underground (the translation is by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhinsky), I’d read the script and about eight million reviews of the production; I…Read More »

Join us for TFANA TALKS

Written on November 18, 2010 at 11:45 am, by

TFANA TALKS is Theatre for a New Audience’s post-performance discussion programs with writers, scholars and artists about our productions. The programs are free to the general public. No ticket is required. Join us this upcoming Saturday, November 20, immediately following the 2 pm matinee at 3:45 pm. The panel will include: Moderator – Emily Gould,…Read More »

Reviews are in for Notes from Underground

Written on November 18, 2010 at 11:42 am, by

“True to the bombshell of a book that inspired it. Merritt Janson is Excellent. Bill Camp is one of the bravest, smartest, and most physically intense actors in New York. [He] taps into the raw, breath-sucking abjectness that makes Dostoyevsky’s novel such an enduringly harrowing read.” Ben Brantley – The New York Times “Bill Camp’s…Read More »

Author Emily Gould is Interviewer and TFANA Talks Moderator for 2010-11 Season

Written on November 16, 2010 at 11:35 am, by

Emily Gould has written for The New York Times, The New York Observer, and, among other publications, and is a contributing editor at Technology Review. Before becoming an editor of, a job she quit and then described in a cover story for The New York Times Magazine in 2008, she was an associate…Read More »

Fyodor Dostoevsky (1821-1881)

Written on November 16, 2010 at 11:31 am, by

Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoevsky was born in Moscow on November 11, 1821 to Maria and Mikhail Dostoevsky, a retired military surgeon who practiced at Moscow Mariinsky Hospital in one of the poorest sections of the city, which included a cemetery for criminals, a lunatic asylum and an orphanage for abandoned babies. It was in this environment…Read More »

Bill Camp on the Underground Man

Written on November 16, 2010 at 11:28 am, by

So many things struck me when I first read Dostoevsky’s novella Notes from Underground, not the least of which was the velocity at which his “Man” thinks and thus writes. There is such momentum created by him when he begins to tell the tale of himself and that one particular day on which he decides…Read More »

Meet the Cast and Director of Notes from Underground

Written on November 7, 2010 at 11:23 am, by

BILL CAMP (Man/Co-Adapter). Broadway: Coram Boy, Heartbreak House, Jackie: An American Life, The Seagull, St. Joan. Off-Broadway credits include Macbeth, Sore Throats, Measure for Measure (TFANA); The Misanthrope, Beckett Shorts, Homebody/Kabul (Obie Award), The Devils, Lydie Breeze, Light Shining in Buckinghamshire (NYTW); Inferno (Jewish Rep); Ti Jean Blues (The St. Marks Theater). Regional theatres include…Read More »

Notes from Underground Performance Run Extended!

Written on November 5, 2010 at 11:12 am, by

The New York premiere of Notes from Underground, adapted for the stage by the OBIE Award-winning actor Bill Camp and Robert Woodruff, has been extended through Sunday, November 28!  The production, opening November 11 at the Barishnikov Arts Center’s Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th Street, is directed by Mr. Woodruff and stars Mr. Camp…Read More »