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Russian Theatre Union Projects & Events

Published 24.03.2017

Take a note of all the projects and events that are planned by Russian Theatre Union for 2017.
Many of these projects are open to participation and we encourage that you contact the organizers directly for details.

Subscribe to the Russian Theatre Union's Events calendar (in iCal format) in your favorite calendaring application like Google Calendar or device including iPhone and iPad.
Note that the calendar carries events with set dates only.

Harlequin, National Award and Festival of Theatre Art for Children

Russian Theatre Union established the Russian National Award in TYA (Theatre for young audience). Every year laureate of the Festival "Harlequin" in nomination "The best performance" is awarded with a grant for new production. The Festival program also includes the workshop for the directors working in TYA.

When: 21-28 April, 2017
Where: St. Petersburg
Contact: detkuk@stdrf.ru, festival-arlekin@yandex.ru

International Theatre Kingfestival

The Festival's focus is on myth as the unique genre of the world’s literature and transformation of mythology in national epos, fantastic stories, fantasies, fairy-tales. The Festival presents contemporary performing arts productions from Russia and Europe in two separate programs: for children and youth and for adults aiming to reveal new ways of bringing fantastic stories on stage in drama theatre and contemporary dance, puppet theatre, non-verbal and visual theatre.
In 2013 the festival offers a Visitor's Package to it's international guests.

When: 21- 25 April 2017
Where: Velikiy Novgorod
Contact: www.kingfestival.ru
Application deadline: 01.12.2016

Your Chance, International Festival of Student Theatres

The best performances by students from Russian and European theatre schools in StrastnoyTheatre Center.

When: April 2017
Where: Moscow
Contact: www.nastrastnom.ru
Application deadline: 20.01.2016

Summary of the Season No.53, Annual Exhibition of Moscow Stage Design

Around 100 set designers, both renowned and emerging, will showcase their designs – models, sketches, costumes, puppets, installations – from premiers of the previous theatre season in theatres of Moscow, other Russian cities, and abroad.

When: April - May 2017
Where: Moscow
Contact: imirz@mail.ru

The 19th ASSITEJ World Congress and International Theatre Festival for Children and Young People

The Cradle of Creativity (16-27 May) comprises a Festival, a Conference and a World Congress, all dedicated to theatre for young audiences. The multi-layered event is hosted by ASSITEJ South Africa, and will take place in Cape Town at multiple venues. Delegation of Assitej Russia will take part in the World Congress 2017.

When: 16 - 17 May, 2017
Where: Cape Town, South Africa
Contact: rassitej@stdrf.ru, www.assitej-international.org/en/

Theatre Union’s Grants to support production of performances for children and youth

As part of the State Program aimed to support Theatre for Children and Youth Russian Theatre Union has established grants for the Russian drama, TYA and puppet theatres to encourage production of performances for children under the age of 12.

When: 1 February - 15 May 2017
Contact: grantdeti@gmail.com, www.stdrf.ru
Application deadline: 15.05.2016

Authors’ Stage, National Playwrights Seminar

The seminar is open to young playwrights and new plays. Readings of the plays are directed and performed by young artists and include active audience discussions.

When: 1-10 June 2017
Where: Ryazan
Contact: dramaturg@stdrf.ru, stdrf-novikova@mail.ru

International Summer Theatre School

For a period of month young professional theatre actors from Russia and abroad have classes of Acting, Voice, Scenic Fight and Movement, Fencing, Contemporary dance, etc. The classes are given by masters from established Russian theatre schools and famous theatre and film artists. Working language is Russian.

When: 1 - 28 June 2017
Where: Zvenigorod (Moscow Region)
Contact: letostd@gmail.com, www.schoolstd.ru
Application deadline: 01.03.2016

Residency Program at VII Platonov Arts Festival in Voronezh

The Platonov Arts Festival and the Russian Theatre Union run the Residency program within Platonov Arts Festival. Performing art professionals: actors, dancers, directors, artists, musicians, designers, critics, producers, art and festival managers are expected to come from all over the world. During the residency participants are expected to develop collaborative project related with the Festival’s space or context.

When: June 8 - 13, 2017
Where: Voronezh
Contact: idrtlb@gmail.com, www.rtlb.ru


World Stage Design Exhibition is a feast for all of the senses and celebrates the very best in global performance design. An international panel of judges will be appointed to select at least 100 designs, to be exhibited at WSD2017 Taipei.
Two Russian performances of Russian State Institute of Theatre Arts (Scenorgaphy Faculty) - "Ghosts of Shakespeare" and "Seven Thousand Flakes" will be introduced within Scenofest artistic program.

When: July 1 - 9, 2017
Where: Taipei, Taiwan
Contact: imiz@mail.ru, www.wsd2017.com

ART-migration, Youth Forum and Festival

Young directors recently graduated from Moscow theatre schools whose performances are in repertoire of Russian theatres beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg are the heroes of the Festival. The Forum offers a platform for the dialogue for creative youth who are professionals in different field of Art and also an opportunity to participate in seminars, presentations, discussions, and showcases.
If you are keen on performances of young directors, want to take part in educational seminars and have ideas on key points of the Forum you could apply for a placement supported with free accommodation in Moscow.

When: September 2017
Where: Moscow
Contact: start-std@mail.ru, www.start-std.ru
Application form: start-std.ru/media/cms_page_media/135/Anketa%20Artmigrazia.doc
Application deadline: 15.03.2016

SOLO, International Theatre Festival of Solo Performances

SOLO festival presents the best solo performances from Russia and abroad in Theatre Center "Na Strastnom". Special Camertone program includes legendary solo performances of the 20th century.

When: October 2017
Where: Moscow
Contact: www.nastrastnom.ru
Application deadline: 20.06.2016

Seminars for Young Theatre Critics

The main aim of the seminars is to advance professional level of young critics and journalists who write about theatre, to develop their analytical skills in relation to Russian theatre. Seminars are conducted by Irina Kholmogorova and Grigoriy Zaslavskiy

When: April, May, October, November 2017
Where: Moscow, Arkhangelsk, Voronezh, Kirov.
Contact: demmak@mail.ru

The Young Set Designers Exhibition KLIN 12

An annual exhibition of young set designers - students and graduates from Moscow theatre schools who specialize in set design. KLIN is an exhibition of (and for) young art that breaks into the format of “grown-up theatre”.

When: November 2017
Where: Moscow
Contact: imirz@mail.ru

«Start-up» Project

«Start-up» - informational website for young and emerging theatre professionals who want to know about and apply for projects and support programs of the Russian Theatre Union.

Contact: www.start-std.ru

Artistic Workshops

All year round Russian Theatre Union holds workshops for theatre practitioners to foster professional development, networking and exchange their experience.

Contact: www.stdrf.ru/labs, dramnac@mail.ru, detkuk@stdrf.ru, music@stdrf.ru

Digital Theatre Words

Digital Theatre Words (DTW) is a global project undertaken by International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the goal of the project is to compile an Internet dictionary addressed to all theatre professionals: set designers, stage architects, managers, costume designers, light designers, sound specialists, technicians, etc.
The Russian-English version worked out by the Russian OISTAT Centre is available online at www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/

Contact: www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/

Place for acting, Creative Workshop

Young directors, actors, playwrights and designers are invited to apply for Creative Workshop "Place for acting" to produce a performance. Five artistic groups will be chosen on a competitive basis by a group of experts, and each will be awarded funds to realize their project.
Each group will have a 20 day period to work on their production.

Where: Moscow
Contact: www.stdrf.ru, start-std@mail.ru
Application deadline: 15.01.2014

Russian Theatre Festivals Guide

Published electronically, the Guide comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre, host city, and application policy.

Contact: festivals@stdrf.ru, www.rtlb.ru/en/festivals/upcoming/

Russian Theatre Life in Brief / Rtlb.ru

Information project and Web portal for performing arts professionals: announcements of international mobility opportunities and information about Russian theatre life for English speaking colleagues.

Contact: id@stdrf.ru, www.rtlb.ru

The Boyar House

A new venue for the arts with 18 century arched ceilings offers excellent atmosphere for theatre work and invites everyone interested in theatre exhibitions, installations, master-classes, workshops and performances.

Contact: www.stdrf.ru

Web Catalogue for Musical Theatres

Theatre Union‘s web project is dedicated to smooth over the repertory problems in Russian musical theatres: the catalogue includes information on musicals compositions, just produced or performed.

Contact: www.muzcatalog.ru

Workshops and Laboratories

Russian Theatre Union regularly assists local organizers in running professional development and training events for actors: voice, stage movement and acting classes are given by teachers from leading Russian theatre schools.

Contact: dramnac@mail.ru, detkuk@stdrf.ru, music@stdrf.ru

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