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Russian Theatre Union Projects & Events

Published 01.07.2019

Take a note of all the projects and events that are planned by Russian Theatre Union for 2019.
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.

Figurative Theatre Lab (FTL)

FTL is an annual workshop that explores contemporary tools of puppeteers. This year LAB masters are Tatyana Gordeeva (Russia), Duda Paiva (The Netherlands), Nicole Mossu (Belgium), Natasha Belova (Belgium).
In the course of the week the Lab participants will get acquainted with the working methods of masters. The workshops will end with public presentations.
Who can apply: puppetry theatre actors, directors, designers and professionals of other performing arts disciplines interested in visual theatre, where artists combine work with traditional puppets and objects, movement and visual imagery.
Application deadline: April 15.

When: July 1-28, 2019
Where: St. Petersburg
Contact: detkuk@stdrf.ru

International Theatre Workshops for Children and Youth - 2019

Amateur Theatre Department and Russian AITA Centre will hold International Summer Theatre Workshops in the RFTU Zvenigorod Residence House 1- 12 July, 2019.
Participants are children and their directors from 12 cities of Russia, as well as members of the children and youth Russian-speaking theatres from the USA, Canada, Italy, Finland, Austria, Estonia.
Children and teenagers will take classes on acting, contemporary dance, stage movement, clownery, stage reading and choir singing that will result in workshops' presentations on July 11.
Directors will take part in the directing and stage speech workshops and discuss the new tendencies in contemporary theatre.

When: 1 - 12 July, 2019
Where: Zvenigorod Resort, Zvenigorod, Russia
Contact: alla_zorina@mail.ru

Russian-Speaking Theatre Laboratory in Kazakhstan

Directors Laboratory for the Russian-Speaking Theatres abroad will be held in A.N.Ostrovsky Drama Theatre of Uralsk, Kazakhstan. Organiser: RFTU Center for support of the Russian-Speaking Theatres Abroad.
Theme of Laboratory: Drama of the 20th Century

When: August 24 - 30, 2019
Where: Uralsk, Kazakhstan
Contact: stop_art@mail.ru

ARTMIGRATION, 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 this Festival. The Forum offers a communication platform for creative youth of different performing arts disciplines and also an opportunity to participate in seminars, presentations, discussions, and showcases.
Professionals aged under 35 from other cities can apply for accommodation coverage in Moscow.

When: September 2019
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: 01.03.2019

Federation Theatre Festival

New theatre festival established as part of the Year of Theatre Programme will be held in Grozny, The Chechen Republic. The festival will present 14 shows by theatres performing in local ethnic languages. Founders of the Festival are the Russian Federation Ministry of Culture, Russian Theatre Union and the Government of the Chechen Republic.

When: September 11 - 19, 2019
Where: Grozny
Contact: dramnac@mail.ru

Laboratory 40+

The project is designed for established actors with over 15 years of professional experience. The workshop gives an opportunity to have professional conversation with colleagues, reflect on their careers and artistic practices and try out new strategies. The workshop will result in the performance about actors. In the course of the lab various known in theatre history methods will be tried out (i.e. Mikhail Chekhov, Nikolay Demidov theatre methods, for instance). The final performance will be shown at the ARTMIGRATION festival in September 2019.

When: August - September 2019
Where: Moscow, Russia
Contact: start-std@mail.ru

Baltic House, International Theatre Festival

The BALTIC HOUSE International Theatre Festival is one of the most significant and prestigious theatre forums in Europe. Organized since 1991, in October. Venues – all scenic areas in the BALTIC HOUSE Theatre-Festival, as well as stages of St. Petersburg theatres. The BALTIC HOUSE Theatre-Festival today is a large-scale forum which presents the most complete picture of European theatre life for professional community and the audiences.

When: October 2019
Where: Saint Petersburg
Contact: http//baltic-house.ru/en, fc@baltichouse.spb.ru

Nationwide seminar for playwrights

Participants of the seminar are the winners of Russian national playwrights competitions and young authors - grantees of the Russian Theatre Union. The programme consists of readings and discussions of new plays.

When: October 2019
Where: Actor Resort - Ruza
Contact: dramaturg@stdrf.ru, stdrf-novikova@mail.ru

SOLO, International Theatre Festival of Solo Performances

SOLO festival presents the best solo performances from Russia and abroad in Theatre Center "Na Strastnom" - a unique non-commercial platform in Moscow, founded and inspired by the Theatre Union of Russia.

When: October 2019
Where: Moscow
Contact: www.nastrastnom.ru
Application deadline: 20.06.2016

Artmigration Festival for Children

The Festival will introduce the best performances for children and youth directed by the young theatre directors who have recently graduated from Moscow theatre schools and work in regional Russian theatres.

When: November 2019
Where: Moscow, Russia
Contact: art-kids-2018@mail.ru

Dmitry Bertman's seminar for young opera directors

The main goal of the seminar is to find a natural combination of new technology and Russian opera traditions.

When: November 2019
Contact: korablinaolga@mail.ru

Kolyada Plays, International Theatre Festival of contemporary plays .

International Theatre Festival of contemporary plays "Kolyada Plays" is held annually in Yekaterinburg (Ural region). The Festival is a showcase of productions of contemporary plays directed in three years prior to the Festival. Discussions of the performances are essential part of the Festival programme.

When: November 2019
Where: Yekaterinburg, Russia
Contact: kolyada-teatr@sky.ru

Seminars for young theatre critics and journalists

Seminars are to encrease the professional skills of young critics, stimulate discussions about the problems and trends of theatres in Russia and understanding of the current theatrical process in the country.

When: April, May, October, November 2019
Where: Moscow, Arkhangelsk, Voronezh, Kirov
Contact: demmak@mail.ru

The Young Set Designers Exhibition KLIN 14

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 2019
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

ART BAGGAGE Travel Grants program

The program is designed to stimulate international cooperation and artistic mobility. Grants cover travel expenses for individual theatre professionals taking part in professional theatre events abroad: conferences, trainings, festivals and residencies.

When: During the year
Where: All countries
Contact: art.stdrf@gmail.com

Artistic Internships Project

As part of this project young theatre directors receive an opportunity to intern with acclaimed theatre directors (Dmitriy Krymov, Maxim Didenko, Konstantin Bogomolov, Andrey Moguchiy, Boris Konstantinov, Kama Ginkas etc. are among them). During the internship young theatre artists will attend and get involved in the rehearsal process with the master. Internship duration is two weeks. RTU covers all travel expenses for participants coming from other cities of Russia.

When: During the year
Where: Moscow, Russia
Contact: startupstd@gmail.com

Artistic Workshops

All year round Russian Theatre Union organises workshops for theatre practitioners of all disciplines (directors, actors, designers, etc.) across Russia to foster professional development, networking and exchange. All the workshops are led by outstanding Russian artists and leading theatre trainers.

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

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: http://stdrf.ru/news/1758

Catalogue of the contemporary foreign plays

Digital catalogue - the plays are arranged by the playwrights, enterpreters, genres, language. List of the new publications is also available.

Contact: dramaturg@stdrf.ru, www.rtlb.ru/ru/plays/

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/

Festivals of Theatres performing in local languages

Russian Theatre Union renders assistance to the festivals of theatres that perform local languages, for instance, Nowruz Festival in Kazan, Belaya Yurta (White Yurt) in Khakassia, Southern Stage Festival in Nalchik, Kavkazskiy Melovoy Krug (Caucasian Chalk Circle) in Maikop.

When: all year round
Contact: dramnac@mail.ru

RTU Publishing

Russian Theatre Union is a founder and publisher of several theatre magazines: THEATRE, THE OTHER SHORES, STRASTNOY BULEVARD, 10, THE STAGE. Selected publications or electronic copies of the magazines are available on their websites.

Contact: www.oteatre.info, www.inieberega.ru, www.strast10.ru, www.the-stage.ru

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 and expand their knowledge of Russian theatre scene. Seminars are led by Irina Kholmogorova and Grigoriy Zaslavskiy.

When: During the year
Where: Cities of Russia
Contact: demmak@mail.ru

Teatr (The Theatre) Magazine

THE THEATRE (TEATR), the oldest of the existing Russian theatre magazines, is currently edited by Marina Davydova. There are three main sections of the magazine: On Stage (to represent all genres of theatre history including the genre of detailed review); Off Stage (to cover all kinds of the sociological aspects of drama that meet broad public response) and Beyond the Stage (to highlight the events from the standpoint of theatrical culturology). Above all the magazine has the section called Yellow Pages that carries all sorts of curious statistics, infograms and the results of various polls.

Contact: www.oteatre.info

Theatre Directors On-the-Move - VI

Project by the Theatre Directors Guild that aims to connect young and talented theatre directors and theatre venues in the Russian regions. Each year by March 1 young directors can submit applications, which are reviewed by the board of experts of the Directors Guid. Provided with legal and information support, the winners will get a contract for full production in one on the regional theatres.

When: During the year
Where: Regions of Russia

Theatre Marathon. Eight Theatre Forums in the Russian Regions

In the course of 2019 Russian Theatre Union will organise eight Theatre Forums, one in every region of the Russian Federation, with a common title "Russian Theatre in the XXI Century. New Perspective". Every Forum will gather over 200 theatre practitioners with the aim to work out common grounds, foster artistic creation, inspire and support young theatre artists, offer training opportunities, facilitate artistic collaboration and networking.

When: 2019
Contact: regionstdrf@mail.ru, stop_art@mail.ru

Theatre Marathon. Eight Theatre Forums in the Russian Regions

In the course of 2019 Russian Theatre Union will organise eight Theatre Forums, one in every region of the Russian Federation, with a common title "Russian Theatre in the XXI Century. New Perspective". Every Forum will gather over 200 theatre practitioners with the aim to work out common grounds, foster artistic creation, inspire and support young theatre artists, offer training opportunities, facilitate artistic collaboration and networking.

When: 2019
Contact: regionstdrf@mail.ru, stop_art@mail.ru

Theatre Union Grants to support artistic projects for children and youth - 2019

As part of the State Program to support Theatre for Children and Youth Russian Theatre Union annually awards grants for artistic projects aiming to facilitate development of the TYA (i.e.festivals, workshops, publishing of the specialised books and others).

Contact: grantdeti@gmail.com, www.stdrf.ru
Application deadline: 01.04.2016

The Boyar House

A Russian Theatre Union (RTU) venue with 18th century arched ceilings offers excellent atmosphere for all sorts of theatre events. It gives space to young experimental artists and independent theatre companies, hosts RTU projects, festivals, theatre designers exhibitions, installations, lectures and workshops.

Contact: www.bpstd.ru, www.stdrf.ru

The program of support for Russian-Speaking Theatre in Foreign Countries

The program includes theatre labs and workshops led by artists and trainers from the leading Russian Theatre Schools. In 2019 sixteen theatres from 9 countries will host workshops by Russian Theatre Schools' trainers and four labs for theatre directors will take place in Kazakhstan, Estonia and Lithuania. As a result of the previous year director's labs three directors will make productions in the Russian theatres of Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan.

When: During the year
Contact: stop_art@mail.ru

Travel Support Scheme for Regional Theatre Artists

Every year Russian Theatre Union awards more than 100 travel grants to Russian theatre professionals from different parts of Russia to attend professional theatre events in the country including The RTU Summer Theatre School, The Golden Mask, The Baltic House, The Harlequin, ArtMigration festivals and other important events in Russia.

When: year round
Contact: region@stdrf.ru

Workshops for theatre directors 2019

In the course of 2019 RTU will organise a series of workshops for theatre directors led by outstanding Russian theatre masters: Lev Dodin, Slava, Polunin, Yury Butusov, Sergey Afanasyev, Evgeny Kamenkovich, Rifkat Israfilov.

When: During the year
Where: Across Russia

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