Book Wings: A Virtual Drama
Edited by Christopher Merrill and Ashley Davidson
Between 2012 and 2014, a partnership between the International Writing Program at the University of Iowa and the Moscow Art Theatre, the home stage of Stanislavsky and Chekhov, in collaboration with the University’s Department of Theatre Arts, produced three installments of Book Wings, a collaborative exchange and performance initiative designed to bring together writers, actors, directors, and new media professionals from the United States and partner countries in a virtual environment.
The literary foundation of this project were twenty original works commissioned from distinguished Russian and American poets, fiction writers and dramatists. Presented in this volume side by side, this stellar mix of young voices from the two countries ranges from haunting to startling. Contributors include:
PART I | 2012: Inga Kuznetsova, Linor Goralik, Dora Malech, Matthew Zapruder, Anna Russ, Quan Barry, Terrance Hayes, and Maxim Amelin
PART II | 2013: Marina Krapivina, Nataliya Moshina, Carlos Murillo, Victoria Stewart, Maksym Kurochkin, Sherry Kramer
PART III | 2014: Ksenia Dragunskaya, Maxim Osipov, Robin Romm, Anthony Marra, Michelle Carter, Herman Sadulaev
243 pages / Cover images by Nate Brown/ Design by Shari DeGraw