The Stanislavsky Electrotheatre – an interview, 6 May 2020

As part of this year’s International Online Theatre Festival, John Freedman, supervisor of English at the Stanislavsky Electrotheatre (Moscow), was interviewed by Noah Birksted-Breen. He spoke about the work of artistic director Boris Yukhananov, at the helm of the Electrotheatre – one of the most original theatres in Russia today.

John Freedman in conversation with Noah Birksted-Breen

An edited version of the interview is available by pressing here.

There’s a blog post about it on Creative Multilingualism’s website (Oxford University).

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