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About theatre / Creative Crew / Marat M. Gatsalov

(DOB: 17.01.1978)

Marat Gatsalov graduated from the Actor Department of VGIK (All-Russia State Institute of Culture) in 2000 (I. Raikelgauzs course) and the Director Department of RATI-GITIS (Russian Academy of Theater Arts / State Institute of Theater Arts) in 2009 (S. Artsibashev and Yu. Ioffes course). Marat Gatsalovs diploma performance Bits and Pieces was included in the Russian Case Program of the Golden Mask National Theater Award.  

In 1998 2001, he worked as an actor at the School of Modern Plays Theater. In 2005 2008, he works as an actor of the Moscow Vl. Mayakovsky Theater. His first theater producer job was the Life Is Good performance, which Marat Gatsalov directed in cooperation with Mikhail Ugarov (a joint project of A. Kazantsev and M. Rpshchins Theater.doc and the Center of Drama and Production). This performance was included in the contest program of the Golden Mask Festival and had received a special award of the Drama Theater Jury in the Experiment nomination.   

Marat Gatsalov has produced six drama performances as director; he had also filmed two series and developed the 15th Award Ceremony for the Golden Mask Award; he created about ten laboratory jobs under the frames of the theater experiment.   

In 2010-2012, he was Theater Director at the Prokopievsky Leninsky Komsomol Drama Theater. At this theater he had produced V. Durnenkovs performance Showpieces; the performance was invited to three festivals: the New Siberian Transit Theater Festival/Contest; the Small Russian Cities Theater Festival (Lysva); and the First Textura Festival of Theater and Film productions about modern times (Perm). At the Textura Festival, the Showpieces performance was awarded with the Grand Prix; the Showpieces performance had also receive the Critics Award of the Golden Mask Festival by the outcomes of the theater season of 2009/2010.

In 2010, Marat Gatsalov had simultaneously produced performances at two Moscow theaters: Arrival of the Body by Presnyakov Brothers (the CDR Theater) and Chyo by I. Vilkova (Theater.doc). He became member of the Artistic Council of the Moscow Center of Drama and Production Theater.

In 2011, the first night of the performance I Do Not Believe It took place at the Moscow Stanislavsky Drama Theater; the performance was based on M. Durnenkovs play written after K. Stanislavskys book My Life in the Arts. In 2011, he produced a performance after T. Lettss August: Osage County at the Novosibirsk Globus Academy Youth Theater; the performance was awarded with the Golden Mask in 2013. Marat Gatsalov also was the curator of the Laboratory of New Production at the Globus Theater.  

In 2011-2012, Marat Gatsalov became the head of the modern drama program The Living Spaces of the "TERRITORI" International Festival/School and was awarded with a grant of RF President for supporting national-scale creative projects (2012).

Since August 2012, Marat Gatsalov is Artistic Director of the Russian Theater of Estonia (Tallinn).

Since August 2013, Marat Gatsalov is Theater Director of the Alexandrinsky Theater and Culture Complex.


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