Russian Production

WHY DOES MAXIM GET KILLED FIRST?

by Aleksey Sinyaev
Language: Russian/With English Subtitles
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WHY DOES MAXIM GET KILLED FIRST?

russian production

WHY DOES MAXIM GET KILLED FIRST?

by Aleksey Sinyaev
Directed by Anton Butakov

with Sergey Kalyaev

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


Aleksey Sinyaev (Playwright) was born in 1986 in Kizel, a Ural town in Perm Krai, Russia.  In 2018 he graduated from Yekaterinburg Theatrical Institute.  His plays have won numerous awards: Tractorina won second place at Eurasia 2017 drama competition and was shortlisted on Actors 2017; Erinii won the Remarque competition in 2018 and Best Historical Play in 2020; Hacked won second place in the Eurasia 2019 drama competition, third place in the Culmination 2019 competition, and was shortlisted for the Author’s Stage 2019 and Initial Event of the 21st Century competitions. His play The End of Beria was staged at the Russian Army Theater in December 2019.

Anton Butakov (Director) is a native of Kazakhstan and a graduate of the Yekaterinburg State Theatre Institute. He started acting in 2006, and since 2008 he has worked with the Kolyada Theatre in Yekaterinburg. Anton is the Director of the Center for Contemporary Drama in Yekaterinburg and the New Youth Theatre in Nizhny Tagil. He is a member of the Union of Theatre Workers and the Russian Federation, and a founding director of multi-genre FishFabrik Festival and MyEKB Drama Contest.

Sergey Kalyaev (Maxim) is a versatile actor who often doubles as an acting coach, a playwright, a composer, and a sound engineer. He graduated from Yekaterinburg State Theatre Institute, class of V. Anisimov, and works in The New Youth Theatre in Nizhny Tagil. Sergey participated in numerous international festivals laboratories including The Golden Mask, Small City Theatre Festival – Theater of Nations, Remarka, and Tavrida-ART among others.