Article about Sputnik’s work

The Spanish edition of Russia Beyond The Headlines interviewed Noah Birksted-Breen in May 2014. The interview discusses Sputnik’s work: how and why the company was set up, challenges of directing new Russian plays, a reflection on the selection of plays to date. The Sala Beckett, a theatre in Barcelona (Spain), produced Natasha’s Dream by Yaroslava Pulinovich in May 2014 – a play which Sputnik presented as a staged reading at Soho Theatre in 2010.

Spanish-speakers can read the article by clicking here.

  • 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.

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