The Wood Demon


by Anton Chekhov
In a World Premiere Translation by
Nicholas Saunders & Frank Dwyer
Directed by Frank Dwyer

March 27 – May 22, 1994

The Sixth Event of the 1993-1994 Season at the Mark Taper Forum



The Antaeus Company is an ensemble. company. In this production of The Wood Demon, each role has been learned by at least three different actors, in a combination of sharing, alternating, covering and understudying.

Creative Team

Set and Lighting Design by D Martyn Bookwalter
Costume Design by Holly Poe Durbin
Sound Design by Jon Gottlieb
Music Composed by Theo Saunders
Production Stage Manager Jill Ragaway

Act I – The garden on Zheltoukhin’s estate. After 2:00 p.m.
Act II – The Serebryakov’s dining room. After 1:00 a.m.
Act III – The Serebryakov’s living room. Daytime.
Act IV – The forest. The house by the water mill. Late afternoon.



    Team B

  • John Achorn

  • John Apicella

  • Anne Gee Byrd

  • Marsha Dietlein

  • Nike Doukas

  • Frank Dwyer

  • Mark Harelik

  • Dan Kern

  • Eric Allan Kramer

  • Jeremy Lawrence

  • Donald Sage Mackay

  • Dakin Matthews

  • Rose Portillo

  • Lawrence Pressman

  • Nicholas Saunders

  • Raphael Sbarge

  • Mary Stark

  • Janellen Steininger

  • Lorraine Toussaint

  • John Walcutt