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The Storm began its 19th Season with the North American Premiere of 



by John Hodge

January 8th - February 13th


This is the New York premiere of the 2012 winner of England's Olivier award for Best Play! 

Hilarious and chilling, Collaborators is the story of the brilliant dissident writer Mikhail Bulgakov, who is chosen by Joseph Stalin to write a celebratory bio play titled Young Joseph. Collaborators is a surreal imagining of a true story about what happens when artists veer too far from their true path and compromise with repressive power.

Cast included: Brian J. Carter*, Erin Beirnard*, Ross DeGraw*, Sean Cleary, Maury Miller*, Robin Haynes*, Jessica Levesque, Natalie Pavelek, Ed Prostak*, Joshua R. Pyne, and Michael P. Bernosky, Joseph Salvatore Knipper (*appearing courtesy of Actors' Equity Association)


"Hilarious, terrifying and brilliant black comedy...  Brian Carter is supreme...for all this bounty of a production, credit goes to the insightful, inventive, most savvy director, Peter Dobbins."

- Morton Hochstein (Splash Magazine)


"Brilliantly acted"

- Victor Gluck (Theater Scene)


"Tickles your funny bone and sends shivers down your spine at the same time"

- Bebe Fishcer (Off Off Online)


"Let us start with the bottom line, Collaborators is great. It is well worth the trek down to the Lower East Side. It is a surprise of a show."

- (What's On Off Broadway)


"The Storm Theatre has found a gem...genuine laughs ...Degraw’s performances stands out; there is quite a bit of John Candy in his Stalin, and it really works well...Courtney Irizarry’s costumes are exceptionally accurate."
- Jeff Myrhe (


"Ultimately, Collaborators  accomplishes what it sets out to do, providing an amusing, absurd snapshot into the lives of the haves and have-nots of the USSR."

- Natalie Sacks (


"Played with honesty and acidic comedy in rapid, scintillating scenes by a top-notch cast under Peter Dobbins’s artfully economical direction, the North American premiere by the Storm Theatre Company shows why Collaborators won its plaudits across the pond...Collaborators, the 2012 Olivier Award winner for Best New Play, is a hugely entertaining dark comedy with moral power."
- Jon Sobel (

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