A Snowfall in Berlin

Full-Length Play, Dark Comedy  /  4f, 2m

In this moving and powerful ensemble piece, a police detective investigates the mysterious death of a young Mexican actress in a bathtub.
  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    4f, 2m
  • Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
  • Audience
    Target Audience
Licence details
  • Minimum Fee: £55 per performance plus VAT when applicable.


In this moving and powerful ensemble piece, a police detective investigates the mysterious death of a young Mexican actress in a bathtub. She has been making a film about a girl who dies in a bathtub, directed by a beautiful and charismatic but troubled Russian woman who seems to have cast a spell on the others involved: a cynical, womanizing British screenwriter who wants desperately to sleep with her, a frustrated Irish actress, and a sardonic Italian assistant director. Was it an accident, suicide or murder? As the detective gets pulled deeper and deeper into the complex and passionate world of these people, he finds himself becoming obsessed both with the dead girl in the tub and the Russian director who might be her killer. The play moves back and forth in time and space as the detective begins putting the pieces of the puzzle together. But what is reality, and what is just a movie? The deeper in he goes, the more haunting the puzzle. Is he in a movie, too? Theatre, film noir and dream combine to pull us into the maelstrom with him.

A Snowfall in Berlin premiered at the Nylon Fusion Theatre Company in New York City in March 2014 under the direction of Shaun Peknic.

Cast Attributes
  • Role(s) for Latino Actor(s)
Performing Groups
  • College Theatre / Student
  • Professional Theatre
  • Blackbox / Second Stage /Fringe Groups
NATASHA - Russian, a director (37)
EMILIA - Italian, her assistant (42)
COATES - British, a screenwriter (43)
ROSA - Mexican, an actress (25)
MEGAN - Irish, her friend (25)
MULLIGAN - a police detective (44)
  • Time Period Present Day
  • Setting New York City in the present, and Berlin, some years earlie
  • Features Contemporary Costumes / Street Clothes
  • Additional Features No intermission
  • Duration 105 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Mild Adult Themes



"Nigro’s language is beautiful. The dialogue flows, layers, and overlaps creating a dramatic poetry that washes over the audience. The eccentric characters are distinct and fully realized." - Theasy.com, Read More 



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Don Nigro

Don Nigro is among the most frequently published and widely produced playwrights in the world and has continued to build a deeply interrelated and diverse body of dramatic literature, employing a wide variety of dramatic conventions and styles of presentation. He has written ...

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