Production History

SEAGULL, OSF, 2012 Photo Credit: Jenny Graham

Photo Credit: Jenny Graham


2016, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)


2018, Pellissippi State (Knoxville, TN)
2017, Island Shakespeare Festival (Langley, WA)
2015, Southern Oregon University (Ashland, OR)
2015, College of Marin (Kentfield, CA)
2012, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
2011, Marin Theatre Company (Mill Valley, CA)
2009, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)

  • Who knew Chekhov could be so sexy?
    — San Francisco Chronicle
  • Libby has captured the roiling emotions of Chekhov’s major plays in language that is both muscular and elegant, both spare and utterly profound. These are translations built by a theatre-maker for theatre-makers. Actors and directors especially will see them for the gift that they are.
    — Joe Haj, Artistic Director, The Guthrie Theatre
  • You have done a gorgeous job, Libby!
    — Cal MacLean, Producing Artistic Director, Clarence Brown Theatre
  • I was immediately struck by the boldness of her choices with the language—it is passionate, earthy, and desperate.
    — Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director, Marin Theatre Company
Appel's translations of Chekhov's masterworks are fresh,insightful, and sit easily in the mouth of the American actor.
— Ray Dooley, Acting Program Director, UNC-Chapel Hill

    Three Sisters

    2020, Lit Moon Theatre (Santa Barbara, CA)
    2018, Moorpark College (Moorpark, CA)
    2018, ACT Acting Conservtory (San Francisco, CA)
    2018, Bowdoin College (Brunswick, ME)
    2018, University of San Diego/Old Globe (San Diego, CA)
    2018,  American Musical and Dramatic Academy (AMDA) (Los Angeles, CA)
    2017, Clarence Brown Theatre (Knoxville, TN)
    2017, Mad Cow Theatre (Orlando, FL)
    2016, PlayMakers Repertory Company, (North Carolina)
    2013, University of Michigan, (Ann Arbor, MI)
    2012, Southern Oregon University(Ashland, OR)
    2011, Florida Gulf State University (Fort Meyers, FL) 

    Uncle Vanya

    2017, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    2015, Chalk Repertory Theatre (Los Angeles, CA)
    2015, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    2010, Off Square Theatre Company (Jackson, WY)
    2010,  National Theatre Conservatory (Denver, CO)

    The Cherry Orchard

    2020, Pepperdine University (Los Angeles, CA)
    2018, University of California, Santa Barbara (Santa Barbara, CA)
    2016, Vassar College (New York)
    UC Berkeley (Berkeley, CA)
    2015, University of Minnesota (Minneapolis, MN)
    2007, Oregon Shakespeare Festival (Ashland, OR)
    2007, Atlantic Acting School/NYU (New York, NY)
    2007, North Dakota State University (Fargo, ND)