The Fall, November 2014

The Fall – Berlin Wall Project

A Devised Piece
Directed by Simón Adinia Hanukai
Written by Anita Kirpalani and Saviana Stanescu

A multi-media theater performance that examines the world's relationship to the moment of the fall of the Berlin Wall, as we approach its 25th anniversary on November 9th, 2014.

Watch the 1-minute teaser from the initial draft of The Fall HERE.

NOVEMBER 16– 22, 2014

Flamboyán Theater located at The Clemente
107 Suffolk Street, New York

Doru Popescu............................................Arthur Kriklivy
Ana Popescu..........................................Chloe Markewich
Administrators..........................Sanam Erfani and Matt Webster

Director/Project Director: Simón Adinia Hanukai
Contributing Writers: Anita Kirpalani & Saviana Stanescu
Lead Producer: Natalie Gershtein
Associate Producers: Karly Fischer, Pearl Kermani & Meghan Long
Dramaturg: Jess Applebaum
VJ/Video Designer: Cinty Ionescu
Composer/Musician: Helen Yee
Set Designer: Josh Iacovelli
Lighting Designer: David Bengali
Costume Designer: Ricky Lurie
Puppet Master: Kathleen Doyle
Choreography Consultant: Adrian Silver
Props Master: Jess Adams
Sound Engineer: Andy Cohen
Master Electrician: Brian Green
Stage Manager: Garrett Rollins
Assistant Stage Manager: Katherine Holland 

Sunday November 16 @ 5:00pm
Wednesday November 19 @ 7:00pm
Friday November 21 @ 7:00pm
Saturday November 22 @ 2:00pm and 7:00pm 

$18 General Admission (Online)
$20 General Admission (Door Price)
$10 Students 

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This workshop production is being co-produced by The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Educational Center. Funding is made possible by the Puffin Foundation, Trust for Mutual Understanding, our cultural partners and sponsors. The official New York Premiere will be held at La MaMa ETC in 2016. 

The Clemente Soto Velez Cultural and Education Center
Harriman Institute at Columbia University
Romanian Cultural Institute in New York 


The Fall is a visceral, multimedia experience that interconnects poetic narrative, movement, digital projections, live music, and puppetry to explore the world after the fall of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall in late 1989.

The Fall follows Doru Popescu, a young rebel with a noble cause: a world without walls. After the mother of his newborn daughter dies at the Romanian revolution, Doru is launched into a dramatic journey of fatherhood, responsibility and pursuit of freedom. Surviving the bloody regime of dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu, Doru becomes a journalist for the Free Press, openheartedly voicing his poetic ideals. Through hybrid forms of artistic expression, the piece weaves together Doru's story, his struggle to connect with his daughter, and his plight against the "wall-builders" - a pair of fantastical administrators on a mission to slice up the world by building a multitude of new walls.


The Creative/Design Team of the Initial Workshop of The Fall (2013)

Created by Simón Adinia Hanukai with the Ensemble

Director/Project Director: Simón Adinia Hanukai
Lead Producer: Natalie Gershtein
Associate Producers: Karly Fischer & Pearl Kermani
Contributing Writers: Boo Killebrew, Anita Kirpalani, Saviana Stanescu, Magda Romanska & Christina Quintana
Dramaturg: Jess Applebaum
VJ/Video Designer: Cinty Ionescu
Composer/Musician: Helen Yee
Set Designer: Jason Ardizzone-West
Lighting Designer: David Bengali
Costume & Shadow Puppet Designer: Kathleen Doyle
Sound Designer: Simón Adinia Hanukai
Associate Set Designer: Anna Yates
Associate Dramaturg: Magda Romanska
Stage Manager: Jacqueline Filer
Assistant Director: Rebecca Clark

Cast: Sora Baek, Bryant Hernandez, Shanna Jones, Ana Maria Lucaciu & Peter Palasthy

Co-Producing Organization: Mud/Bone Collective, W. Kerry Huang,
Educational Component: Theatre That Transcends, Alejandra Duque Cifuentes,

Recently Added Development Partners: Harriman Institute at Columbia University, Romanian Cultural Institute of NY & Russian American Cultural Center of NY. We are still actively looking for partners (financial and otherwise). Please contact the producing team at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have any suggestions
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