Russian Production


by Idris Goodwin
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles


russian production


by Idris Goodwin
Directed by Elena Nenasheva

with Maksim Ponomarev, Elizaveta Yurieva

Original Music & Sound Design: Oleg Krokhalev
Costume Design: Sasha Ageeva
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Translated from the English by Anna Sosnovskaya
English subtitles translated by Michael Smolenkov

Idris Goodwin (Playwright) Across two decades Idris Goodwin has forged a multi-faceted career as an award-winning playwright, break-beat poet, director, educator, and organizer. His critically acclaimed plays like And In This Corner Cassius Clay, How We Got On, and Hype Man: A Break Beat Play are widely produced across the country at professional theatres, college campuses, and non-traditional spaces alike. He's been honored to receive developmental support from institutions like The Kennedy Center, The Eugene O'Neill Conference, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Arena Stage, and The Playwrights’ Center. In addition to the recently released poetry collection Can I Kick It?, he’s had several publications from Haymarket Books including Inauguration co-written with Nico Wilkinson, Human Highlight: Ode To Dominique Wilkins, and the play This Is Modern Art co-written with Kevin Coval. He’s appeared on HBO Def Poetry, Sesame Street, NPR, BBC Radio, and the Discovery Channel. Passionate about cultivating new audiences in the arts, Goodwin served two seasons as Producing Artistic Director at StageOne Family Theatre in Louisville, Kentucky. He actively serves on both the advisory boards of Theatre for Young Audiences USA and Children's Theatre Foundation Association. Idris is the newly appointed Director of The Colorado Springs Fine Arts Center at Colorado College, where he taught in the department of Theatre and Dance and was voted Teacher of the Year in 2015. A catalyst for culture, Goodwin uses his full creative powers to galvanize people to the community square. He is a creative voice for change, impassioned by art for social good.
Elena Nenasheva (Director) was born in Leningrad in 1987. She is a graduate of the Moscow Art Theatre School (class of Viktor Ryzhakov). In 2020 she was nominated for a Golden Mask Award. Selected works: Seagull Version, Lonely City, Distance Apart, POSLE, Trendsetters. She participated in such festivals as "Lubimovka," "New Drama," Alexander Volodin National Theatre Festival “Five Evenings,” "Our Theme." Elena also participated in the following international Theater Labs: Summer School of Theater in Kaposwar (Hungary), Russian Theatre Lab in Tallinn (Estonia), Theater Lab in Ilkhom (Uzbekistan).
Elizaveta Yurieva (1) was born in 1994 in Rostov-on-Don. After graduating high school she studied international journalism, choreography, modern jazz and worked in dance shows. In 2013-2017 she was a student in Konstantin Raikin’s Theater School. In her last year in the School she was invited to work in Dmitry Krymov’s Theater Lab. Krymov offered her roles in two of his productions: Pauline Viardot in Mumu (Theater of Nations), and Larissa’s sister in Without a Dowry (School of Dramatic Arts Theater). Her other credits include project Acoustic Reading. Oza, theater production Broken Jar (Theater of Nations) and immersive production Invisible Moscow.
Maksim Ponomarev (2) was born in 1991 in St. Petersburg. In 2017 he graduated from the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (class of A.A. Praudin). After graduation, he co-founded TSEKH G. theater in St. Petersburg, which is still open and operates successfully. Also, right after graduation, he was invited to work in the St. Petersburg theater Philharmonic Hall for Children and Youth (Artistic Director Yury Tomashevsky). In 2013-2017 he worked in both theaters. In 2017 Maxim moved to Moscow. Since then his credits include: POSLE (Meyerhold Center, Moscow); Inmost (Impresario Theater, Moscow); LIE (ImpresarioTheater, Moscow); Seagull Version (Nominated for 2020 Golden Mask Award).
Oleg Krokhalev (Original Music & Sound Design) was born in Perm. In 2019 he graduated from Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory with the major in Composition (class of V.G.Tarnopolsky). He participated in such projects as SOTA (Golden Mask Institute, “Stanislavsky” Electrotheater), Performance (concerts on Trekhgornaya Manufactory), Underground Improvisation (commissioned by Berlin Academy of Arts), Suedseite Nachts (Stuttgart), Open Space Lab, (Young Composers Academy in Tchaikovsky). His compositions have been performed by such artists as Moscow Contemporary Music Ensemble (MCME) , New Music Studio, Neue Vocalsolisten Stuttgart, New Russia Orchestra directed by Yuri Bashmet, ensemble Russia and others. Oleg writes music for many Russian theaters. Since 2020, he has served as the editor of the concert section of Your Leisure portal. He is a Curator of the music division of RemPut festival (November 1-4, 2020).
Sasha Ageeva (Costume Design) is a costume designer. She graduated from the School of Design in the National Research University Higher School of Economics with the diploma of "Artist for theater and film" (class of Anastasia Nefedova). She is in the art group apadakaladas. In 2019-2020 Sasha has been a design technician in  "Stanislavsky" Electrotheater. She has worked with such directors as Elena Nenasheva, Sasha Denisova, Philip Grigoryan, Grigory Dobrygin, Dmitry Sergin, Fedor Levin and others.