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New Drama Theatre on Pechersk Kiev

The New Drama Theatre was born by a group of graduates trained at the Karpenko-Kary Institute for the Art of the Theatre and Cinema, Kiev, the group of master-class by Professor N.Rushkovsky. In 1999, the New Drama Theatre was founded. There are 12 actors in the theatre’s company, all with an average age of 25-30 years. The leader of theatre – artistic director and manager is Alexander Kryzhanovsky, who works with this group since 1995, being a performer at the master-class. The New Drama Theatre’s repertoire is mainly based on classic authors (international) and famous modern novels and plots. The last productions staged by the New Drama Theatre on Pechersk:

  • “Master and Margarita” – M. Bulgakhov;
  • “The Servant of two lords” – C.Goldony (director – S.Salvato, Italy, comedy Del Arto);
  • “The Low of Tango” – H.-L. Borges, Cartassar;
  • “5 stories by Victor Pelevin” – V. Pelevin;
  • “Ionych” – the story, letters and dairy’s fragments – A. Chekhov.

Themes staged at the theatre focus on the study of human nature, relationships in the modern world and presents itself as a modern European theatre that works with a variety of forms and styles, using the elements of contemporary dance, video, and installation,.The company was a recipient of the Kievs’ka Pectoral’ award for “Master and Margarita” by M. Bulgakhov and “The Lamancha’s Man” and has performed in famous international theatre festivals (Germany, Russia,United Kingdom, Sweden, Belarus, Lithuania,USA) and developed joint projects with the Italian Cultural Institute, the Swedish Institute, the Goethe Institute, the Theatre Union of Russia and many others. For nine years New Drama Theatre on Pechersk collaborates and creates co-productions with LivingArtCollective Melo (Sweden).


OLEKSANDR KRYZHANIVSKYI

Director and general manager of the New Theatre on Pechersk


Has been working in the theatre since 1980 as an actor and later as a director. Worked in several  theatres in Kyiv such as Variety Theatre, Youth Theatre, Theatre on Podol. Worked in «School of Dramatic Art" Theatre in Moscow. In 1982-2000 was a trainer in a courses at the  “Theatre art” department at  Kyiv National University of theatre, cinema and television. Works as an art director and general manager of the New Theatre on Pechersk since the early days of its founding in 2000 until now. His creative biography includes over 50 roles as an actor. Staged more than 30 performances as director.  Participated  in many international theatre festivals in Mexico, Greece, Finland, Russia, Denmark, United Kingdom, Egypt, Jordan, Sweden, Costa Rica, Germany and Turkey. Has an experience in the film industry - played more than 30 roles in films.