Russian Production


by Craig Lucas
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles


russian production


by Craig Lucas
Directed by Egor Matveev

with Andrey Mihalyov, Evgeny Startsev

Original Music & Sound Design: Alex Skovorinsky
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
Translated from the English by Dmitry Pobedash
English subtitles translated by Michael Smolenkov

Craig Lucas (Playwright) Stage works include Missing Persons, Reckless, Blue Window, Prelude to a Kiss, God’s Heart, The Dying Gaul, Stranger, Small Tragedy, Prayer For My Enemy, The Singing Forest, Ode To Joy, I Was Most Alive With You. Screenplays include Longtime Companion (Sundance Audience Award), The Secret Lives of Dentists (NY Film Critics Best Screenplay Award), Reckless, Blue Window, The Dying Gaul. Libretti include: The Light in the Piazza, Two Boys, Orpheus in Love, 3 Postcards, An American in Paris, and Amélie. He directed the world premiere of The Light in the Piazza, Harry Kondoleon’s plays Saved or Destroyed and Play Yourself, the films The Dying Gaul and Birds of America. He received the Excellence in Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts & Letters, the Laura Pels/PEN Mid-Career Award, the Greenfield Prize, LAMBDA Literary Award, Hull-Warriner Award, Flora Roberts Award, Steinberg/ACTA Best Play Award among others. He has three Tony nominations.
Egor Matveev (Director) is a director, curator and educator. In 2010 he graduated from the Department of Journalism in Moscow State University, and in 2016 – from Directing School at the same University (class of E. Kamenkovich and D. Krymov).
Evgeny Startsev (A Human Being) is a theater and film actor and script writer.  In 2015 he graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (class of E. Kamenkovich and D. Krymov). Since 2013 he has worked in the Dmitry Krymov Laboratory at the School of Dramatic Arts Theater. He teaches drama in the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts in the workshops of Konchalovsky and Kamenkovich / Krymov.
Andrey Mihalyov (A Voice) is a theater, film and voice over actor. In 2015 he graduated from Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (class of E. Kamenkovich and D.K Rymov). Since 2015 he has been working at the Pyotr Fomenko Workshop. Andrey is a founder of the Shortlist Bar Theater project.
Alex Skovorinsky (Original Music & Sound Design) is a composer, journalist, brand manager. A graduate of the School of Journalism in Moscow State University, he also studied at the Musical Theater Department of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (GITIS). He composed music for numerous projects in the State Theater of Nations and Taganka Theater, and writes pop-music and soundtracks.