Brooklyn-based author, playwright and educator Julia May Jonas wrote Vladimir at the perfect time. It’s a story about academia, but further about gender, aging, sexual politics and power. The sharp, honest, unnamed protagonist is an English professor who’s in her late-50s. She develops a crush—perhaps an obsession—on a colleague, while her husband is under investigation for past inappropriate relationships with students. What unfolds is a candid, gripping and dark fable.