Russian Production


by Mikhail Durnenkov
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles


russian production


by Mikhail Durnenkov
Directed by Nikita Betekhtin

with Evgeniy Kozlov, Tatyana Maximova

Original Music & Sound Design: Ian Kuzmichev
Director of Virtual Media Design: Jared Mezzocchi
English subtitles translated by Michael Smolenkov

Mikhail Durnenkov (Playwright) is a member of the New Drama movement of contemporary Russian playwrights. His work has been translated into multiple languages and staged in countries throughout the world, including England, Scotland, the United States, Estonia, Poland, Romania, Lithuania, Latvia, Finland, Turkey, Ukraine, Belorussia and Kazakhstan.  He is a frequent participant in playwriting seminars and workshops in Russia and abroad.  He leads documentary theater seminars and teaches courses at Moscow Art Theatre School and the Konstantin Raikin School of Performing Art.  Since 2004, Mikhail has taught at the education program Class-Act.  From 2012 to 2019, he was a Member of the Lubimovka Young Playwrights Festival.
Nikita Betekhtin (Director) was born in 1988 in Tyumen. In his hometown he was an Artistic Director of the Youth Theater.  Then he moved to Moscow and in 2017 he graduated cum laude from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts (class of Leonid Heifetz). In 2018, graduated cum laude from the Moscow Art Theater Studio School (class of Viktor Ryzhakov).  Currently he works as a director in Krasnoyarsk Young Spectators’ Theatre.
Tatyana Maximova (She) is a theater and film actress. Born in Moscow in 1992, she studied at the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (class of E. Heifetz).  After graduation she worked for a year in Na Pokrovke Theater. Tatyana has a son. She is interested in psychology, spiritual psychology and ballet. She also plays soccer and has a degree in Accounting.
Evgeniy Kozlov (He) was born in 1983 in Bratsk, Irkutsk region. In 2008 he graduated from Yevgeny Yevstigneyev Theatre School in Nizhny Novgorod. In 2007-2013 he worked as an actor in Nizhny Novgorod Young Spectator’s Theater. Since 2013 (Hud.R.A.Evstigneev 2007-2013) worked in Nizhny Novgorod TUE Since 2013 Evgeniy is an actor in the Moscow Theatre School of Modern Drama (Artistic Director I.L. Raihelgauz).
Ian Kuzmichev (Original Music & Sound Design) was born in 1991. In 2015 he graduated cum laude from the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts with the major in Sound Engineering of Big Events and Theatrical Productions. In 2011-2015 he was a Principal Sound Engineer in School of Modern Drama Theater. In 2016-2017 he was a Principal Sound Engineer in Moscow Theater Center Cherry Orchard. Since 2017 he has been working with Meyerhold Center. His credits include such productions as From Chekhov. Three Sisters; Sunline; Baal; Abuse; Black Box; Story of the Year. In addition to his work in theater, he has been engaged in sound design for computer games, and in studio and concert sound engineering.