Magic of Russian theatre

What do you think of the current state of contemporary drama in Russia?

We certainly have contemporary drama and a lot of it. There are many contemporary theatre competitions and festivals such as “Lyubimovka”, “Kolyada – Plays”, “Eurasia”, “Dramatis Personae (Deistvuyushie Litsa)”, “Premiera.txt” and so on. There are a lot of budding playwrights around nowadays. As a result the standard of plays put on at the competitions and festivals varies greatly.

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    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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