The Sovremennik theatre opened the season, and immediately after the announcement of plans for an internal meeting of the troupe’s artistic Director of theatre of Galina Volchek announced that her Deputy on General issues from this day will Chulpan Khamatova, the most popular to date Russian actress. Why, How, what questions will be included in her expertise and how this is unexpected for many the decision was accepted by the troupe, we were asked to comment on Galina Borisovna Volchek.
photo: Natalia Muslinkina
— Galina why your choice fell on Chulpan?
— She already has experience in your Foundation: know what the construction numbers, which I don’t understand. So I want to take on this part of the job.
— General issues — it’s still streamlined formulation. You have clearly defined the function of Chulpan?
— Now we have, on Clean ponds, it begins the repair. Here is the repair, as well as issues related to the preparation of scenery, with spending on travel and on a lot that you’re not even supposed to be within its competence. As well as Babysitting/receipt.
This means that financial issues, it also will control it?
— Financial and economic, I would say.
In this case, Chulpan is the right of the financial signature?
— I think not. But will definitely need another person who is not in a state that will be audited. And not once a year, and more often. Chulpan with him. I delegated to her the rights that she did not know how to use it. Never! I tested only what concerned the artists: their wages, their gain. Maybe only one or two times I rebelled our unnecessary spending, asked him to show me the numbers. But it is more for deterrence than for understanding the issue. In the theatre, check only one: how the tickets are sold, what prices, what allowances have artists.
— As the troupe took this appointment?
— Everyone applauded.
— I tried to answer this question — about a successor. From the first day of my existence in this chair, my main goal was and remains the creation of a young, talented troupe. Which under any circumstances will not kill the theater, which was created as Contemporary and won the right to remain as such.
In the “contemporary” the opening of the 61st season of theater (52 photos)