Russian Production

THE GORN GALAXY

by Deborah Brevoort
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles
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THE GORN GALAXY

Russian Production

THE GORN GALAXY

by Deborah Brevoort
Directed by Egor Matveev

with Danja Andrushchuk, Veronica Timofeeva, Tatyana Vladimirova

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


Deborah Brevoort (Playwright) is the award-winning author of plays, musicals, and operas librettos. She’s best known for The Women of Lockerbie, which is produced internationally. Her plays, produced at theatres across the US, include: Blue Moon Over Memphis, a Noh Drama about Elvis, The Poetry of Pizza, The Blue-Sky Boys, The Comfort Team, The Velvet Weapon, Into the Fire, and Signs of Life.  Her latest, My Lord, What Night, will open at Ford’s Theatre in 2021. A two-time winner of the Frederick Loewe Award in musical theatre for Coyote Goes Salmon Fishing, with Scott Richards, and King Island Christmas with David Friedman, her latest is Crossing Over an Amish Hip Hop musical with Stephanie Salzman. She has written the librettos for seven operas, which have been produced at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Fort Worth Opera, Opera Colorado, and others. Her plays are published by Applause Books, Samuel French, DPS, and No Passport Press. Deborah is a cofounder of Theatre Without Borders, dedicated to international theatre exchange. She serves as a mentor to the NBO Musical Theatre Initiative in Nairobi, Kenya, and teaches at Columbia University and NYU. She is writing a new comedy titled The Drolls for Florida Studio Theatre.

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).

Tatyana Vladimirova (Mother) is a Soviet and Russian actress of theater and film. She is an Honored Artist of the Russian Federation (1998). And People’s Artist of the Russian Federation (2008). In 1973 she graduated from the Moscow Art Theater Studio School, (class of V.  Markov). Since 1993 she has been an actress of the Moscow theater “Et Cetera” headed by Alexander Kalyagin; since her very first performance on this theater’s stage, in Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya, Tatyana has been in dozens of productions there.

Veronica Timofeeva (Daughter) is a theater and film actress. She graduated from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (class of E.B. Kamenkovich and D.A.Krymov). Veronica works in Chekhov Moscow Arts Theater, and as a guest actress participates in productions in the School of Dramatic Arts Theater and in Meyerhold Theater Center. She also works in movies, television, and does voice over.

Danja Andrushchuk (Hacker) is a twenty-eight-year-old actor and musician. He works in independent theater projects, films, TV shows and commercials. Prior to his career in the performing arts, Danja, was a professional ice-hockey player for seventeen years.  A guitar player and singer, he sees his future career related to music.

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.