Director of the performance “The Old Woman” by D. Kharms
In 2004, he graduated from the actor department of the St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts and in 2007, from the director department of the Drama Centre London (Central St. Martin's College of Art and Design). In London he produced I. Turgenev’s Rudin at the famous for its innovations Arcola Theatre and A. Strindberg’s Miss Julie at the Cochrane Theatre. In 2008, Miss Julie was replicated at the Sydney Belvoir Street Downstairs Theatre.
Customarily, he also is the author of the stage design, costumes, and even music for his productions. In 2009, he became Laureate (3rd Award in the nomination Pop Song and Pop Romantic Song) of the all-Russia Andrey Petrov Composer Contest.
In 2010, Vladislav Nastavshev produced Mitya’s Love after I. Bunin at Dirty Deal Teatro; later on, he also directed there the Boys Smell of Oranges by G. Davenport; he was honored with the Latvian National Award “The Night of Play Actors” in the nomination “Young Master of the Stage” for this performance. At the same time, innovative Nastavshev’s quests were encouraged by the Moscow Award “An Action in Support of Theatre Initiatives” (a prize for acforeign production of the Russian classics was awarded for the first time in 8 years). Nastavshev debuted at the New Riga Theatre with the performance Dark Alleys after I. Bunin’s ten short stories from the cycle of the same name. He directed T. Williams’s Suddenly, Last Summer; the performance got three nominations at “The Night of Play Actors” Festival (2011/2012 season). Vladislav Nastavhsev himself was nominated as the “Director of the Year” for production of A. Strindberg’s Miss Julie at the Valmiere Theatre.
Director Kirill Serebrennikov appointed Artistic Director of the Moscow Gogol Theatre in the end of 2012, invited Vladislav Nastavtsev for cooperation at the renewed Gogol-Center with a proposal to produce two performances: Fear Eats the Soul after R.V. Fassbinder’s playscript (on the major stage) and Mitya’s Love by I. Bunin (on the small stage).
Under the program of the Seventh International Alexandrinsky Theatre Festival, Vladislav Nastavshev’s performance The Old Woman after D. Kharms’s novel of the same name and a series of short stories (The National Theatre of Latvia) will be presented. The performance will take place on May 19, 2013, on the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre.