Film: Student Films

'Chekhov By Any Other Name'

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Company

New York University
Riley Folsom, dir.

Production Description

Casting "Chekhov By Any Other Name," a studio project for NYU inspired by Christopher Durang's "Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike."

Rehearsal and Production Dates & Locations

Rehearses the afternoon of April 19; shoots April 24, 1:30-5:30 p.m. in NYC.

Auditions

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Spike Script Sides

SPIKE
Yup, that’s my name. Don’t wear it
out.
VANYA
I’ll try not to.
SONIA
Is Spike the name you were given at
birth?
SPIKE
No, it’s my acting name. My real
name was Vlad. But my agent said that that was hard to hear, and I was wearing my hair all spikey that day, and he said, why don’t you call yourself Spike. And so I do.
MASHA
Spike is a very gifted actor. He
was almost cast in the sequel to Entourage, Entourage 2. HBO thought he was wonderful.
VANYA
I’m sorry, who is Spike? Is he your
driver?
MASHA
He’s my beloved!
SPIKE
I’m hot.
VANYA
Oh yes? Shouldn’t you leave that
for others to say?
SPIKE
No, I mean I’m warm. The air is
warm, I’m hot.

SPIKE (CONT’D)
That pond that’s out there. Can you
swim in it?
MASHA
Did you bring a suit?
SPIKE
I can just strip to my underwear.
See you later, babe, I’m gonna go cool off in the pond.

Vanya Script Sides

SONIA
I brought you coffee, dearest Vanya.
VANYA
I have some.
SONIA
Oh. But I bring you coffee every morning.
VANYA
Well, yes, but you weren’t available.
SONIA
Well, I was briefly in the bathroom, you couldn’t wait?
VANYA
I don’t know. The coffee was made, you weren’t there, I’m capable of pouring coffee into a cup.
SONIA
But I like bringing you coffee in the morning.
VANYA
Fine Sonia. Here, take this cup and give me that one.
SONIA
Alright.
VANYA
I’m afraid the other cup tasted better.
SONIA
Well it’s the same coffee.
VANYA
Well maybe I put in more milk than you did. Maybe that’s why it tastes better.
SONIA
Don’t I usually put in the right amount of milk?
VANYA
Well, yes. It’s just that I was drinking one coffee, and liking it, and then suddenly there’s a different cup of coffee, and I’m liking it slightly less. It’s no big deal. I’m just making pleasant conversation.
SONIA
That’s not making pleasant conversation. It’s first thing in the morning, and you’re implying I don’t do anything right.
VANYA
Forget it! The coffee’s delicious,
I love it!
SONIA
Oh, for God’s sake. Here take the
original cup back.
VANYA
No, no, it’s not that different.
I’m sorry I said anything.