About Diary of a Madman

Lowbrow Opera Collective presents Diary of a Madman (Записки сумасшедшего),  written and composed by Dana Kaufman, was a 2015 Semi-Finalist for The American Prize in the Opera/Theater/Film Division,  and is based on the short Russian story of the same name by Nikolai Gogol. Set in St. Petersburg, Russia in 1835, the opera follows the descent of a low-ranking Russian official--Aksentiy Ivanovich Poprischin, the "Madman"--into the insanity and despair Gogol hauntingly depicted in diary format almost two centuries ago.

18th & Union

18th & Union is a performance space in Seattle's Central District that serves as a home for solo and other portable performance and visual art, including theater, music, dance, comedy, and improv. Our mission is to sustain an affordable, inclusive, and intimate space that nurtures art and community. Our vision is a a city where everyone has equitable access to art and community collaboration.