The Night Witches

ONE ACT, early development: The first women to fly in combat flew for Russia during the second world war, they were known as the Night Witches. They flew in planes made of canvas and wood, and dropped their bombs on their German enemy every fifteen minutes during the night to keep them from sleeping. Using movement, song, and lyrically styled dialogue we follow these brave women through one evening during the war.
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The Night Witches

Character Information

  • Vera
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Newly trained to be a navigator, formerly worked as a mechanic. Russian.
  • Nina
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Newly trained to be a navigator, formerly worked as a mechanic. Russian.
  • Tatyana
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Captain. Sings. Russian.
  • Serafima
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Captain. Russian.
  • Irina
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Captain. Russian.
  • Alexandra
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Navigator. Russian.
  • Polina
    twenties,
    Female
    Deputy Commander. Russian.
  • Raisa
    late teens- early twenties,
    Female
    Head mechanic. Russian.
  • Zoya
    twenties to thirties,
    Female
    Commander. Russian.

Development History

  • Reading
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2019
  • Workshop
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2019
  • Commission
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2018

Production History

  • Professional
    ,
    Egyptian Youtheatre
    ,
    2019