Alas, there was a long forced break in the work of theaters, but, we hope that now everything is gradually returning to normal. It is joyful to see that many have resumed rehearsal processes and are preparing for the opening of a new creative season. And several times a week we will try to talk about the events that take place today in the theaters of the Urals, Siberia and the Far East. Well, we’ll start with the festival.
The festival of young directing “Artmigration” published a consolidated program — it is expected that the event will be held from September 12 to 20 and eight theaters will take part in the main program, including the Kansk Drama Theater, the City Drama Theater of Nizhnevartovsk, the Nizhny Tagil Drama Theater.
As the festival organizers themselves say, “you can study and (for the strong in spirit!) Plan a theatrical September.”
Entrance to the festival for spectators will remain free — registration for performances will be announced additionally.
Today is remarkable for many: in Japan on March 27 - the Holiday of sakura flowering, in France - Cheese Day, it is also possible to celebrate Whiskey Day and at the same time the birthday of Quentin Tarantino. Well, we 're in a hurry to congratulate you on International Theatre Day!
Dear colleagues, viewers, everyone who is in love with the theater - we wish you the strength to cope with daily concerns, inspiration to realize dreams into reality, good luck to always achieve the desired result! Let all the planned premiere be played, the halls are full, and - yes there will be a theatre!
See you at the New Siberian Transit Festival!
The holiday is not a time for rest in the theater: here and in the Tyumen drama on the eight-March weekend prepared for the audience a gift — the premiere of the musical comedy «Eight Women.» However, the genre is too narrow for Sergei Zaharin to perform — in fact, it is a burning mixture of detective, drama, black comedy and musical.
Robert Tom ’s play is too famous to resemble its plot, but do you remember François Ozone ’s film «8 Women»? Each character in it was revealed as much as possible, including with the help of a solo vocal number. Exactly the same in the Tyumen performance — musical numbers specially written by indie pop group «OQJAV» taking into account the individuality of each actress and her character.
The director of the theatre Sergey Osintsev has already given his assessment to the premiere: «The performance is mysterious, there is, what to watch, there was a very elegant production, in which the stylist Sergey Zaharin feels.» The audience of the first shows were able to see this — the next is scheduled for March 18.
Very soon — on February 17th — we will find out who will become a participant in the competitive program of the VI Inter-Regional Theater Festival “New Siberian Transit”!
The expert council led by Oleg Loevsky will hold a final discussion in Novosibirsk, at which the composition of the participants will be formed. We are sure that it will not do without disputes, because this time a record number of applications was submitted — more than 130. Experts will announce their decision at a press conference to be held at the Red Torch Theater on February 17 at noon. Of course, we are also looking forward to this moment and will immediately share the latest news with you.
Good luck to everyone!
An easy and funny French comedy will add to its repertoire Norilsk Polar Drama Theatre named after Vradimir Mayakovsky. The tie of the modern play “Happy Number” by Jean-Marie Chevre is compared neither much nor little to the Molerian “Veschanin in Nobility.” Unites these comedies, first of all, the desire of heroes to break into the highest light.
The LeBlanc family is immediately lucky — they win the lottery 25 million euros! Instead of the instant glossy glitter of a beautiful life, however, they get attacks by adventurers, pressure seekers and torturous trials in trying to find a new lifestyle. So what — again not in money happiness?
Premiere shows of comedy in the production of the chief director of the theatre Anna Babanova will take place on January 24 and 25.
Kuzbass continues to participate in the laboratory movement led by Pavel Rudnev. The laboratory “Transformation of Myth” in Novokuznets has just ended, as the screenings of sketches in the Prokopievsky Drama Theatre started. For five days the directors rehearsed with the actors selected plays — the material was modern drama, based on the acute problems of today.
Yesterday there were screenings of sketches “Confusion” by Egor Chernyshov on the play Alexey Makeychik and “Gold” by Nikita Zolin on the play Catherine Timothy — both plays, by the way, leaders of the festival of young drama Lubimovka-2019. Today it is Polina Zolotovitskaya ’s turn — she worked with the already famous play Keren Climovski “My Dad Peter Pan,” and immediately after Alexander Sozonov will present a sketch on Maria Malukhina ’s play “Closure.”
In the final of the laboratory “Experiment 123,” the audience will be able to take part in summing up the results, and ahead of the theater is expected a lot of work with modern drama and young directing — in this assured director Lyudmila Kuptsov.
This fall, the name of Alan Turing and the theme of artificial intelligence are once again on the mouth of many. The Knigomans discuss British Ian Makyuan ’s new novel “Machines Like Me” — in the alternative history of Turing live in the 1980s, continuing to make scientific breakthroughs. And now to talk about English mathematics will be able and theatres, however, only Khabarovsk — at the Drama Theatre today premiere “Test Turing.”
Playwright Igor Yakimov defined his play as “a comedy for two people, two mobile phones and one laptop, and a tragedy for a transistor radio receiver.” The action takes place in the near future — maybe “even tomorrow”: a British scientist using a Turing test tries to find out who is in front of him — a man or a machine? The series of comic situations in which he finds himself only highlights the fact that we ourselves today are more robots than humans, because without an electric socket many will not be able to live an hour.
The comedy about computer programs, love and beauty was set by Maxim Kalsin, and this is his second consecutive premiere in the Khabarovsk Drama Theatre — a month and a half ago the audience was presented with the thriller “Portrait of Fear.”
The XIII International Theatre Festival of Modern Drama “Kolyada-Plays” continues in Yekaterinburg, the program of which traditionally consists of performances on the plays of Nicholas Stroller, young Ural drama and winners of the International Competition of Drama “Eurasia.”
If last year the president of the festival Nikolai Stroyada was able to invite more than 600 guests, this time the budget allowed to receive only 200 people. However, this also means that in 10 days Eiburzhets will see a total of about 40 performances of theatres from Helsinki, Petropavlovsk, Ust-Kamenogorsk, Moscow, Chelyabinsk, Tyumen, Lower Tagil, the village of Velaya Atnya and, actually, Yekaterinburg.
“When I see my students growing up, becoming famous, the heart is filled with incredible pride,” says festival president Nikolai Stroyada. “This year I watched 80 video appearances. From them by different criteria selected productions. As a result, it turned out to be just the perfect program. When I am asked what performances I would recommend to visit, I say — yes all to one! ”
Those who cannot be in Yekaterinburg these days have the opportunity to join the festival thanks to online broadcasts.