Director • Translator • Playwright     

Rob Melrose

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"In the current production of artistic director Rob Melrose’s succinct, fluid new translation of Jarry’s text, the play’s imaginative director Yury Urnov (Russian-born and -trained) opens with Ubu screaming “S---!” and racing backstage to the bathroom. Disconcertingly literal sound effects follow."  

-Jean Schiffman

The San Francisco Examiner


by Alfred Jarry

in a new Translation by Rob Melrose

directed by Yury Urnov

The Cutting Ball Theater

For performance rights, please contact:

Max Grossman

Abrams Artists Agency

275 Seventh Avenue 26th Floor

New York, NY 10001

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Photos by Rob Melrose

by Alfred Jarry
in a new translation by Rob Melrose
The Cutting Ball Theater

Rob Melrose, Artistic Director

January 30 - March 9, 2014

Directed by Yury Urnov
Set Design by Michael Locher
Costume Design by Sarah Roland
Lighting Design by Heather Basarab
Original Music / Sound Design by Cliff Caruthers
Props Design by Brittany White
Dramaturgy by Bennett Fisher and Rem Myers
Production Stage Management by Jocelyn Thomson
Assistant Directed by Paige Rogers

Featuring: David Sinaiko, Ponder Goddard, Bill Boynton, Nathaniel Justiniano, Marilet Martinez, and Andrew P. Quick