Wednesday 20 November @ 8:00pm

Ler Devagar, LX Factory, Lisbon


Adapted and directed by Tania Kumeda

Night settles on the city. In some apartments the windows are lit up. In others, the darkness is illuminated not by lamps or candles, but by sleepless eyes… “Insomnia” is a series of nocturnal stage vignettes about relationships and reminiscences that blossom into poetry…

The narrative is inspired by true events:

―the life of Marina Tsvetaeva in the period 1912-1916, her marriage to Sergey Efron and her love affair and romantic friendship with the poet and translator Sofia Parnok, who she met one night at a literary salon…

and by various writings:
―Tsvetaeva’s early poems, her collections “Insomnia” and “Girlfriend” addressed to Parnok, Parnok’s poems, and the prose, letters & autobiography of Sergey Efron, recalling events that occurred between 1912 and 1916.

1 performance only

To book for this unique event, please email with the subject-line “Insomnia: Booking”,

specifying how many tickets you need…

We will get back to you with a confirmation as soon as possible.

to audition for “INSOMNIA”

All interested actors are invited to email us at with the subject line “Insomnia Auditions” regarding the following roles:

** SERGEY, a tall thin man in his mid-20s with clear eyes
** MARINA, a dark-haired woman in her mid-20s, a poet
** SOFIA, a dark-haired woman in her early 30s, a poet

Please specify the role(s) you would like to audition for and include a brief CV and headshots as well as any questions you may have. Background or training in acting on stage and fluency in the English language required. Individual auditions.

The director, Tania Kumeda, will confirm times and venue in Lisbon.

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