PAUL MAGID (Dmitri , Director, Producer)
Co-founded the Flying Karamazov Brothers in 1973. Mr. Magid has created and written many shows for the Flying Karamazov Brothers. He also writes plays. His plays include The Three Moscowteers (1984, Goodman Theatre), L'Histoire du Soldat (1986, Brooklyn Academy of Music), Le Petomane (1992, La Jolla Playhouse, ACT-Seattle), The Brothers Karamazov (1993, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Arena Stage), Room Service (1997, Mark Taper Forum, ACT-Seattle), L'Universe (2000 ACT-Seattle, Berkeley Repertory Theatre), Life: A Guide for the Perplexed (2004 ACT-Seattle, A.R.T.), Don Quijote (2007 San Diego Repertory Theatre), Flings & Eros (2009, Merrimack Repertory Theatre). He has been directing and creating shows in Europe including Osare (2006), Mutamenti (2007) Quemar (2008). He also directed a series of outdoor theatre spectacles (for over 350,000 viewers) in Puglia including the Spanish group La Fura dels Baus (2008). He mostly recently created and directed Sogni Segni for the Pergine International Arts Festival (2009). He loves and thanks his family, the whole mishpocheh, especially his two daughters.
STEPHEN O'BENT (Zossima, Music Director)
Owes his very existence to the Flying Karamazov Brothers, whose antics provided the entertainment for his parents' first date in 1982. Years later, he saw the Ks at the impressionable age of 13 and immediately set about trying to emulate them in every way. The facial hair results were disappointing, but the obsessive, social-life-crippling juggling seems to have paid off, landing him his dream job in 2008. A recent graduate of Occidental College (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa, Et Cetera Ad Nauseam), Stephen now pretends to be a grown-up in New York City, where he enjoys any combination of rooftops, music-making, Thai food, Scattergories and interesting people. He thanks his family for their infinite support. And in the end, the love you take is equal the love you make. www.PepperJillandJack.com
RODERICK KIMBALL (Pavel)
Eight of the following nine facts about Roderick Kimball are true: 1. Seven of the following eight facts about Roderick Kimball are true: 2. Roderick Kimball sent a Big Mac on a cab ride through the Portuguese countryside. 3. Roderick Kimball sang "Godless America" on stage at Carnegie Hall. 4. Roderick Kimball made bottled water come out Rosie O'Donnell's nose. 5. Roderick Kimball is his own eleventh cousin, once-removed. 6. Roderick Kimball climbed Mount Fuji wearing only a tri-cornered hat. 7. Reality TV and $100,000 got Roderick Kimball half a house in Florida. 8. Roderick's band, The Maestrosities, is The Coolest Band Ever. 9. Roderick Kimball informed Frank Perdue that there are chickens that lay green eggs. www.rodkimball.com
ANDY SAPORA (Nikita)
He's happy to be back for another go-round as Nikita. His other job is to make a ruckus on the pediatric floors of area hospitals through Big Apple Circus Clown Care. Andy teaches clown, improv, theatre, juggling and acrobatics to children and adults of all levels, privately and through Circus Warehouse, Big Apple Circus, Cirque du Soleil and Bindlestiff Cirkus. Andy's band, The Maestrosities, really is The Coolest Band Ever. He loves and thanks his wife, Elena. www.andysapora.com