Sovremennik Theatre

Moscow Sovremennik Theatre (Russian: Московский театр «Современник») is a theatre company in Moscow founded in 1956. "Sovremennik" means "Contemporary".[1]

Sovremennik
Современник
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Sovremennik theater, main entrance
AddressChistoprudny Boulevard 19A
Basmanny District, Moscow
Russia
CoordinatesCoordinates: 55°45′42″N 37°38′45″E / 55.76167°N 37.64583°E / 55.76167; 37.64583
Public transitChistye Prudy, Turgenevskaya, Sretensky Bulvar (Moscow Metro)
Opened1956
Website
www.sovremennik.ru

HistoryEdit

The Sovremennik Theatre[2] was founded by a group of young Soviet actors during the Khrushchev Thaw. Among the founders, all of whom graduated from Moscow Art Theatre School-Studio, were Oleg Yefremov, Galina Volchek, Igor Kvasha, Liliya Tolmachyova, Yevgeniy Yevstigneyev and Oleg Tabakov. The debut production was Victor Rozov's play Forever Alive. The theatre's first artistic director, Oleg Yefremov, left in 1970. Since then the theatre is led by Galina Volchek.[1]

ActorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b History of the theatre. Official website of the Moscow Sovremennik Theatre (in Russian)
  2. ^ "About the Sovremennik Theatre. Historical Overview".