Today the performance by Alexandrinsky Theatre's Artistic Director Valery Fokin ‘Schweik. The Comeback’ opens the Fifth Madách International Theatre Meeting (MITEM, Budapest). The performance will be shown twice, on April 10 and 11, on the stage of the National Theatre (Nemzeti Színház).
From March 17 to 21 Alexandrinsky Theatre is on tour to Moscow. The Theatre is among participants of the ‘Golden Mask’ National Theatre Award festival programme.
On March 17 and 18 Attila Vidnyansky’s ‘Crime and Punishment’ will be shown at Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre (performance starts at 5:00 p.m.). The performance is an Award nominee in the following categories: ‘Best Large Scale Production’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actress’ (Anna Blinova as Sonya), ‘Best Supporting Actor’ (Vitaly Kovalenko as Porfiry Petrovich and Dmitry Lysenkov as Svidrigailov).
On March 20 and 21 Mikhail Patlasov’s ‘Chuk and Gek’ will be shown at Meyerhold Theatre Centre (performance starts at 8:00 p.m.). The performance is an Award nominee in the following categories: ‘Best Small Scale Production’, ‘Best Director’, ‘Best Actress’ (Olga Belinskaya as Agnessa), ‘Best Designer’ (Alexander Mokhov and Maria Lukka).
‘Turn this off!’ pop-music guide for teenagers, a project of the Alexandrinsky Theatre New Stage, is also a participant of the ‘Golden Mask’ festival within ‘Children’s Weekend’ programme. Join us for the adventure to the world of popular music at the Small Stage of Stanislavsky Electrotheatre on March 18 (starts at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.).
Join us at the New Stage of the Alexandrinsky Theatre on March 4, 15, 24 and 25 for the premiere of ‘The Diary. To Play Gombrowicz’. The performance by Beniamin Kots and his team was chosen from draft-projects of five ‘Laboratory 17’ finalists.
‘Laboratory 17’ is a competition for young directors, launched by the Alexandrinsky Theatre last summer. Theatre’s Principal Director Nikolai Roshchin himself mentors the competition.
The performance of the same name is based on the play by Anna Safronova and Anastasia Fyodorova. The source for the play is a remarkable work of Polish early-twentieth century literature, ‘The Diary’ by noteworthy writer and dramatist Witold Gombrowicz.
Performance starts at 7:30 p.m.
Alexandrinsky Theatre meets February 15 to 17 on tour to Krasnoyarsk, which features two one-man performance of ‘Monologues at the Tsar’s Lobby’ cycle (People's Artist of Russia Sergey Parshin’s ‘Willing to live’ on February 15, People's Artist of Russia Igor Volkov’s ‘An Anxious Box Keeper’s Sketchbook’ on February 17) as well as a farewell performance of ‘The Inspector General’, which opens the tour programme on February 16 an 17 at Krasnoyarsk State Opera and Ballet Theatre.
Alexandrinsky Theatre’s tour of Russia is supported by ‘Grand Tour’ Federal centre of touring aid within Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation.
After examining all of ‘Laboratory 17’ competition for young directors’ final creative presentations by Oleg Khristoloubsky, Beniamin Kots, Ivan Komarov, Maksim Fomin and Maria Seledets Alexandrinsky Theatre’s Directors Collegium would recommend Beniamin Kots’ application ‘A Diary’ (play by Anna Safronova and Anastasia Fyodorova based on the diary of Witold Gombrowicz) to Theatre’s Artistic Council as a winning one.
We would like to thank all the directors, who sent their applications to the first-ever ‘Laboratory 17’ competition, as well as creative collegium, which aided making the short-list!