Premiers of 2018–2019

Last events

15 September  ·  Novosibirsk

Some theatres opened the season very recently, others are only preparing for this event. Novosibirsk during the last month managed to get a lot of theatrical impressions, and for this purpose it was not even necessary to sit in the auditorium: familiarity with new forms of street theatre took place right in the space of the city. Local collectives, guests from both capitals and abroad, many different routes and locations, from the center to the outskirts, are all the festival “Three Crows,” organized by “First Theatre”.

And today the large-scale forum closes with the performance “Svinopolis” of the eminent Polish Teatr Biuro Podrozy. Director Pavel Shkotak, through the history of small piglets who learn to be correct citizens, explores the mechanism of the totalitarian regime, which refers to George Orwell ’s story “The Cattle Yard.” “Amazing street performance with water meters and fire” will take place on the Mikhail embankment, and the weather, let ’s hope, will not become an obstacle to it.

13 September  ·  Irkutsk

“Woe from Wit” can flaunt aphorisms from the comedy by Alexander Griboyedov, apparently, any Russian-speaking person — sometimes even without knowing authorship of the quote. But whether we can tell with confidence that we understand this play? The “analysis of the work” which is jagged from the childhood for a literature lesson is definitely not useful at a premiere of the Irkutsk drama theater of Okhlopkov. Director Stanislav Maltsev and command of a performance “Woe from Wit.: ...!-?” (no, nobody fell to the keyboard — the name it) urge the viewer “reject nightmares of school compositions” and “trust in a sacrament of theater”. The last will precisely make work, the history will be first of all about love.

12 September  ·  Chelyabinsk

Having not managed to “leave” Chelyabinsk, again there we return — this time to celebrate the recent premiere of the Chamber Theatre. Director Alexey Mukin decided to understand “what is good and what is bad,” having addressed for this purpose the play of modern drama Svetlana Bazhenova “In the soul a good man.” How are moral principles and values formed? Is it possible, once betrayed by a loved one, to remain faithful to himself? What are we willing to pay for the “full list of our desires”? A new attempt by the theatre to understand the psychology of the consumer will be made today. Perhaps the audience will agree with the director that “the blind cat becomes the most human in this story.”

11 September  ·  Barnaul

Yesterday Barnaul already managed to evaluate “Our town,” a repeated opportunity will be presented to them today. No, it is not about any review excursion — at the Youth Theatre Altai the premiere of the performance on the play of the same name Thornton Wilder, awarded in 1938 Pulitzer Prize took place.

The daily and, at first glance, minor circumstances of the life of a provincial American town provoke the narrator to ask truly existential questions — about the meaning of existence, the ability to feel every moment, human complexity, the understanding of the incomprehensible.

St. Petersburg director Alexey Serov complements the action with new characters, following the author ’s idea of “theatre in theatre,” which makes the viewer feel that he is present at the same time at rehearsal and at the performance.

10 September  ·  Chelyabinsk

Chelyabinsk Youth Theatre volunteered to prove to the audience that the playing space can become not only a stage, but also any location chosen by the director — whether it be a bar, a ferret wheel or even a welding shop of the plant; And the way artists interact with the audience can be very different from the usual.

From September 10 to September 15 this will be confirmed at the festival of immersive theatre PULSE, within the framework of which will be shown, as you have already guessed, immersive performances of different cities and experimental laboratory sketches are created, and the capital critics will tell in their lectures about peculiarities of this type of theatre.

“Immersive Theatre seeks to destroy the boundaries of audience perception, to go beyond the relations” object-subject, “stage-auditorium.” The theatre seeks to change the micromir of the viewer forever, having changed itself, "- said the artistic director of the festival Ivan Minevtsov.

8 September  ·  Barnaul Michael Prokhorov Foundation

The month Shukshina opens in the Altay drama theatre premiere “And horses played in the field...” — and it became the tenth in the history of the theater production on works of the Altay writer.

The title contains a line from the poem by Basil Shukshin, and the basis is 13 stories. The performance is conditionally divided into “urban” and “village” parts, generally making up a frank dialogue with the viewer “about the most important,” as director Maxim Astafiev says.

7 September  ·  Tomsk

The Tomsky Drama Theatre will turn into Ancient Greece tonight and the Olympic gods will merge in the crowd with the audience. All this precedes the first premiere of the season — “Micropole” according to the new play of the famous Russian writer Eugenia Vodolazkin was set by the chief director of the theater Oleg Molipvin. This dramatic work was created, according to the author himself, in a completely new and non-trivial format: the play has an antique colour and a share of healthy absurd, but at the same time it addresses modern and topical problems.

6 September  ·  Yekaterinburg

In Novosibirsk today it is sunny, and in Yekaterinburg it will be hot — in a different way at the opening of the XV festival “Real Theatre” simply cannot!

Everything will begin with a street rap battle, and will continue on the stage of the Yekaterinburg TUZ production of Dmitry Krymov “Mu-Mu” (Theatre of Nations). From September 6 to September 13, 20 performances will be presented, collected in the poster by the founder and art director, permanent and great Oleg Loevsky.

Some of them can also be seen by those who were not lucky enough to become a participant or guest of the festival — online broadcasts will be carried out on the


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