Maxim Vinogradov is the Michigan-born son of Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. A playwright, screenwriter, director, and actor, his notable plays include A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams and Lost in 3 Pines. He is an alumnus of the University of Michigan's creative writing and screenwriting programs, where he graduated with high honors. Residencies include the Slipstream Theatre Initiative, The Kennedy Center, and The O'Neill. He formerly worked on the production team of The Public Theater.

Vinogradov's plays tend to explore the limits of theatre and reimagine giants in new lights. A Night of Stars takes the biggest names in theatre and strips them of their aura, humanizing Williams, Marlon Brando, Liz Taylor, and others as being nothing more than terrified and lost figures in time. Pines takes on a different genre of theatre in each of its four acts, playing with how much the audience can endure alongside their equally confused protagonist. Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull) rips on the American tradition of reimagining classic, foreign works in an American style while doing exactly that to poor Chekhov.

 

Vinogradov is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

Lost in 3 Pines, Slipstream Theatre Initiative, dir. Bailey Boudreau

Jennifer Jolliffe © 2018