When Christina, a teenage orphan hustling to survive on the streets of New York, meets Lynn and Joe, an upscale Manhattan couple desperate to complete their family, sparks fly – and a monster family is born.
Inspired by the biblical story of Jacob and his two wives, the sisters Rachel and Leah, the play follows their love triangle as it keeps spinning in time: the three characters mature in history -- as history itself comes of age.
Marina Shron is a playwright/screenwriter/filmmaker. Born and raised in St.Petersburg, Russia, she studied film and theatre at New York University Tisch School of the Arts where she got her M.F.A in Dramatic Writing.
Marina's plays including "King of Rats"(premiered at New Georges Theatre), "Christina"(premiered at Soho Rep), "Mitya's Ordeal" (Lincoln Center Theater Brothers Karamazov Festival), and "Eden"(Chashama Storefornt) have been produced nationally and internationally. She has been honored with a number of awards for her work as a playwright, including NYFA, Jerome and James Thurber Fellowships as well as a Fulbright Scholar Award.
In 2002, Marina co-authored with Dennis Shasha a book of non-fiction Red Blues (Holmes and Meier, New York). Drawn from the hundreds of oral histories of recent immigrants in the US, the book explores one of Marina’s favorite themes – change, its mechanics and its mystery.
Marina’s short films, from "The Silent Love of the Fish"(2002), to "Lullaby for Ray" (2011), have been screened at numerous international festivals, aired on PBS, and received awards including Best Short at Toronto and Hamptons Film Festivals, Accolade and Maverick Awards, and the Creative Spirit Award for Originality/Creativity.
Marina is currently working two feature projects, "X-tina" (The Rising Star in Screenwriting Award at Canada International Film Festival, 2011) and "In the Eye of the Maker".
In addition to writing and directing, Marina teaches film and screenwriting at The New School and at Montclair State University.