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A British actor’s view of theater training in Russia

Christopher Hancock is a graduate of Bristol Old Vic Theatre School. Chris volunteered with Sputnik in 2010, supporting us in our realisation of the 1st Russian Theatre Festival. We asked him for some reflections on his time training in Russia, compared to his training in the UK: Ask any British drama student to sign up […]

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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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