What does it take to sell the truth?

In the chill of each Stalinist midnight the paranoid ramblings of the dictator arrive on the desk of his celebrated poet Rodnoi Ivanovich Stetsenko to be woven into beautifully state-sanctioned truth by dawn. Tonight, however, his clattering typewriter keys are silent. The swerve in policy is so dizzying that for the first time Rodoni is conflicted. A mysterious stranger arrives with the early morning light to nudge him towards tomorrow’s truth and a bloody fresh new dawn.

From previous shows:

"Ivan and Mohit are master storytellers" - Anita Anand (journalist and TV/radio presenter)
"...both Mohit & Ivantiy are definitely names to look out for in the future" - Audience Club

Credits

Cast: Mohit Mathur, Ivantiy Novak Director: Phil Willmott

Age guidance: 16+

Performance time: Please note the performance time may change. This will be updated on the website closer to the time of the performance.

Interval: This performance does not have an interval.

Ivantiy Novak is a Ukrainian-British writer and actor, trained at Drama Centre. He began working in the industry soon after joining NYT, studying and working with the Hall for Cornwall Youth Theatre (under Simon Harvey) as well as Burrell Theatre. He performed in the SpaceTriplex at Edinburgh Fringe under the direction of Cube Theatre, and later won a place at NYFA. Whilst studying BA Philosophy at Kings College London, he began developing and producing scripts and screenplays, which landed him a job as a writer for FAFF and later as script & production assistant at Ubisoft in Paris, France.

While training at Drama Centre, and became the Founding Director and Editor of EMBERR Magazine. Since, he has continued to produce and write for film and theatre with two plays accepted by and performed at Riverside Studios and the Bridge House Theatre. Recently he returned from shooting for a TV series in India and is currently in pre-production to direct a short film based on his second play.

He has worked with names like Netflix BBC, Ubisoft, Miramax, Macmillan, Pushkin House, OBRA Theatre, and GFCA.

Find out more about Ivantiy Novak:

One man behind another man with dark circles makeup around his eyes.

Website: https://www.spotlight.com/4217-7839-2021

Instagram@kojack_novak


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