ABOUT THE FILM
A New Vision of a Classic Work
John Strasberg - actor, director, author, teacher - has created an unconventional reimagining of one of Anton Chekhov's greatest romantic comedies, "The Cherry Orchard." It's an unexpected combination of his strengths: A Moscow Theater-influenced black-box studio performance... and a wildly colorful and sensual auteur style film. A magical mashup that dances effortlessly between worlds, keeping every moment fresh, surprising and revealing.
Winner Best Experimental Feature, Chicago Indie Film Awards
Winner Best 1st Time Director John Strasberg
Winner Best Editing Cheryl E Grant & Bryce Earhart
Grand Jury Award Best Screenplay John Strasberg
Honorable Mention Best Ensemble Cast
Finalist Best Indie Feature
Finalist Best Cinematography Gary Nolton
Finalist Best Actress Cheryl E. Grant
Finalist Best Actor John Strasberg
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
John Strasberg is an American actor, director, teacher and writer, the son of Lee Strasberg, the famous Artistic Director of the Actors Studio, actor and theatre director, and Paula Strasberg, actress and coach of many famous actors, among them Marilyn Monroe, and the brother of actress, writer Susan Strasberg. His professional career began in 1960 as an Assistant Stage Manager at the New York City Center, and shortly after, he began his acting career off-Broadway in Five Evenings. In 2005 he created The Accidental Repertory Theater and in 2011 produced several plays which he wrote and directed: Playing House, a modern play inspired by Ibsen's A Doll's House, and Adams' Apples, a modern play inspired by Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard. Strasberg is a life member of The Actors Studio.
JOHN STRASBERG: ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE