Private repertory theatre – this is what has always been a “Studio of theatrical art under the direction of Sergey Zhenovach. Here came out amazing, iconic performances, dramatizations of classic authors: Dostoevsky, Leskov, Bulgakov, Platonov, Dickens, Chekhov. Almost 12 years Sergei Zhenovach together with his students created a homey, intimate theatre with high – quality repertoire- anything random was not on his poster. Unexpectedly, but the 12-th theatrical season they open up in a new way – repertory state theatre. About the upcoming changes and future plans told on collection of the troupe’s artistic Director Sergei Zhenovach. With details – the correspondent “MK”.
photo: Gennady Cherkasov
Founder and artistic Director of the Theater “Studio of theatrical art”
Saturday. The day was nearing its end, but in the “theatre art Studio” on the contrary it’s only the beginning – press conference for journalists and a cast scheduled for half past four in the evening. Later comes “the Suicide” is it premiere last year in the production Zhenovach will open a new theatrical season. But it will be later. And while all were waiting for news – someone from journalists eating apples, carefully put in the lobby, someone sees a bookcase, cowering in the corner. The cast all did not start – heard assumption: waiting for the Deputy Minister of culture Alexander Zhuravsky.
Finally all gathered, the artistic Director goes on stage and friendly, the family asks everyone to move closer. Then begins to tell a difficult creative path theatre over the years of its existence.
“STI” for a long time was a private repertory theatre, shares with the audience Zhenovach. But this season for him is transitional – 12th. We have received a proposal from the Ministry of culture to become a national theatre, not very long, but I thought, consulted and accepted the offer.
Thanking all those who participated in the fate of the theater – Margarita Eskin, Sergey Gordeev, Valery Fokin and many others went directly to creative discussions.
So first order of business summed up the past theatrical season: the repertoire of the Small stage was enlarged by premiere – “Kira” (Director – Sergei Zhenovach, the artist – Alexander Borovsky) based on the novel by Victor Nekrasov. Judging by the interest of the public, the artistic team successfully conducts searches drama prose in a small space.
As for future plans: “we Continue to work on the novel Bulgakov’s “Master and Margarita”, as now particularly anxious, always difficult when you choose all of your favorite piece and a little bit lost – to retell what everyone already know, we are not welcome. I want to find my reality to open another perspective on this novel. I hope that at the end of the year in December, compose and release this show,” promised the gathered Zhenovach.
“For us, it begins another stage of life, but our principles, without which it is difficult for us to imagine, will be with us”, – assured Sergey and gave the floor to Deputy Minister of culture, Alexander Zhuravsky.
Very recently on the historical stage of the Moscow art Theater the first of September I welcomed pupils of School-Studio of MKHAT and, if you remember, he, too, began as a private theatre, but at some point became a state. And now as the classics of the genre, some now appeal to him. With regard to the new life stage of “theatre art Studio”, I wish you in this season quietly pass all the legal procedures and really hope to see a good production on stage, – said Zhuravskii.
The Director of the theater Alexander Fokin stressed the crucial decisions of the Ministry of culture and transition “STI” from one status to another and shared information on upcoming anniversaries. So he said that coming 200-th performance of “a decayed family”, but April 13 will be the decade of the play “Players” and maybe 200-th the play. And in February-March will be the stuff of the play “theatre art Studio” in the building.
In addition, Fokin said that in the summer have “STI” three new partner – the managing company “URALSIB”, national factoring company, and the company “interlizing”. “I hope that we are waiting for long-term and mutually beneficial partnership”, – he said and wished the company a successful season.