Maya (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

Monologues, Dramatic Comedy  /  1f

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Maya (Nigro)

by  Don Nigro

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  • Duration


    10 minutes
  • Audience

    Target Audience

    • Adult

Additional Info

The great Russian ballerina Maya Plisetskaya comes to life in this intense and funny monologue, speaking to us from a dance class on a stage, keeping an eye on her dancers, especially one rather clumsy one, as she shares with us her life and struggles to be a creative artist in the Soviet Union in the twentieth century. As she tells us her story we begin to understand her courage, stubbornness, humor and the great passion she has for her art. An inspiring play about creation, freedom, and never giving up as an artist or a person. Part of Nigro's ongoing cycle of Russian plays which includes Pushkin, Gogol, Dostoyevsky, An Angler In The Lake Of Darkness, Emotion Memory, A Russian Play, Rasputin, Nights At The Stray Dog Café, Mandelstam, Marina and others. 

Published in the collection The Chaplin Plays and Others

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Performing Groups

  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups

License details

  • Minimum Fee: $45 per performance



  • Duration: 10 minutes
  • Setting: The stage of a theatre.
  • Additional Features: No intermission


MAYA PlLISETKAYA - Russian ballerina. She is any age she wants to be.
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Cast Attributes

  • All Female



Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written monologues and epics, spare realistic dramas ...

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