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Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre Kiev

Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre Kiev The first professional theatre stage in Ukraine was established in 1920 in Vinnitsa and moved in 1927 to the centre of Kiev. It has been the working place for some of the most famous Ukrainian artists such as Ostap Stupka, Anatoliy Hostikoev, Bohdan Benyuk, Oleksiy Bohdanovych, Natalia Sums’ka amongst many others. Bohdan Stupka, the well-known actor not only in Ukraine, but also in Poland and Russia, was an actor and the artistic director of this theatre for many years. In 2012 he was succeeded by Stanislav Moiseiev, who also regularly directs performances.

The theatre consists of a main stage with 800 places and the ‘Serhiy Danchenko’ chamber stage with 150 places. Today, the theatre’s drama repertory plays more than 50 performances , representing the richness of theatrical art containing both contemporary and classical plays such as “An anthem of democratic youth” by S. Zhadan, “The Living Corpse” by L. Tolstoy, “The Seagull” by A. Chekhov, “A dream of ridiculous man” by F. Dostoevsky, “Marriage” by N. Gogol, “Edith Piaf. Life in a credit” by Y. Rybchynsky, “Zorba the Greek” by N. Kazandzakis, “Glass Menagerie” by T. Williams etc. Performances of the Ivan Franko National Academic Drama theatre are regularly invited to different theatre festivals in Bulgaria, Georgia, Poland, Russia, Germany, Greece and the USA, take part in contests and have been awarded internationally. 

STANISLAV MOISEIEV

Artistic director of Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre (Kiev, Ukraine)

 

Born in 1959 in Kharkiv (Ukraine), he began his artistic career in Shchepkin Sumy Drama Theatre. In 1988 S. Moiseiev became chief director of the Transcarpathian Musical and Drama Theatre (Uzhgorod). He directed classic works of world drama and national heritage, including works such as: “Scapin Tricks” by by J.-B. Moliere, “Zone” by M. Kulish, “Phaedra” by J. Racine. In the early 90's Mr. Moiseiev cooperated with Kyiv State Youth Theater, “Bravo” Kyiv Theatre, Ivan Franko Kyiv Academic Drama Theatre and Lesya Ukrainka Kyiv Russian Drama Theatre. In 1996 he became the head of Kyiv Young Theatre. His first staging “Don Juan” by J.-B. Moliere attracted a lot of attention and has often presented Ukrainian performing arts at prestigious theatre festivals.

S. Moiseiev focuses on classical drama, experimenting with known texts by transforming them into completely modern performances. Until today, he staged more than 60 performances in Ukraine, Slovakia and Hungary ( “Hamlet” by Shakespeare, “Hedda Gabler” by Ibsen, “Uncle Vanya” by A. Chekhov  - awarded Grand Prix at the Chekhov Festival in Poland, “Mary Stuart” by F. Schiller, “Merchant of Venice” by Shakespeare, “Round Dance of Love” by A. Schnitzler to name only a few). During the last two years in Ivan Franko Theatre Mr. Moiseiev staged “Flower Thistle” by N. Vorozhbyt, which was successfully played at the Tbilisi International Theatre Festival on September 26, 2014. His last performance “This is her destiny…” based on the eponymous poem of Taras Shevchenko was dedicated to the 200th anniversary of Ukrainian Genius birth. S. Moiseiev is also an associate professor at the National University of Theatre, Film and Television (Kyiv).

Since August 2012 he is an artistic director of Ivan Franko National Academic Drama Theatre.