A new theatre award - Breakthrough - has been established in Saint-Petersburg with the aim to support young actors and directors and to reward new talented beginnings.
Organizers want to attract attention of theatre community to the theatre youth.
The first presenting of the new award will take place in 2010 and according to the current rules, only works accomplished in the current calendar year will be accepted and the nominees must not be over 35 years old. A board of experts consisting of 13 theatre critics will select the contestants, while the winners will be announced by a decision of a jury, which will include 13 leading theatre professionals of different spheres – actors, directors, artists, critics and managers.
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