Russian Production

THE SWAN PRINCESS

by Nikolay Kolyada
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles
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THE SWAN PRINCESS

russian production

THE SWAN PRINCESS

by Nikolay Kolyada
Directed by Nikolay Kolyada

with Anastasia Pan’kova

Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
English subtitles translated by Michael Smolenkov

Nikolay Kolyada (Playwright & Director) is a playwright, actor, director, teacher, editor and publisher.  He was born in 1957 in a village in Kazakhstan into a family of farm workers. He graduated from the Sverdlovsk Theater School in 1980 and began writing for the theatre.  In 1989 he was admitted to the Union of Writers of the USSR, and in1994 he made his debut as a director at the Sverdlovsk State Academic Drama Theater and the Moscow Sovremennik Theatre.  In 2003, he founded the Kolyada Theater in Yekaterinburg where he serves as Artistic and Executive Director.  The company’s repertoire consists of more than thirty-five works based on classical and contemporary texts.  Winner of numerous literary prizes, Nikolay is the author of more than one hundred twenty plays.  His work has been staged in Russia and around the world.  A teacher for more than twenty-three years, Nikolay has mentored numerous playwrights recognized throughout Russia and abroad.  Critics describe Nikolay’s theatre and playwriting community as the “Ural School of Drama.”

Anastasia Pan’kova (She) graduated from Yekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, class of Nikolay Kolyada, in 2016. She has worked with the Kolyada Theatre since 2013 appearing in plays by Ilya Ilf, Yevgeny Petrov, Nikolai Gogol, Anton Chekhov, Nikolay Kolyada among many others.