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We are currently sourcing five to six new Russian-language plays for translation and staging in the UK between now and 2015. This project is in partnership with Theatre Royal Plymouth, and is funded by the AHRC, it's called 'Alternative Voices from an Acquiescent Society: the New Wave of Russian Playwrights'. Please join our mailing list (see how on the Contact Us page) to stay up to date.
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withNoah Birksted-Breen
One Hour Eighteen Minutes
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  • About Us

    Sputnik is a British theatre company dedicated to sourcing, translating and producing new Russian drama for British audiences.

    There are several strands to Sputnik's work including:
    - producing new Russian plays in the UK
    - programming and organising the Russian Theatre Festival in London
    - developing Russian playwriting through commissions and exchanges
    - outreach work bringing drama to disadvantaged young people
    - cultural events with Russian literature and music

    Why Russia?
    Russia has a history of theatrical innovation. Russian playwrights have played a significant role in shaping modern European theatre.

    Contemporary playwriting in Russia has been going through an important and innovative period since 1991 with a prolific output by predominantly young dramatists.