Appointed the new artistic Director of

the New artistic Director of “Sovremennik” theatre will become a theatre Director, head of the Center named after Vsevolod Meyerhold (CIM) Viktor Ryzhakov. About TASS reported the press service of the Moscow Department of culture. He will begin work on 4 January 2020 in-charge of the CIM will move its art Director Helena Kowalska.

Ryzhkov was born in 1960 in 1998 became one of the organizers and the artistic Director of the first festival of independent theatres “Theatre in search of theater” in Sochi. From 1995 to 2001 he was the artistic Director of the Theater of drama and Comedy on the Kamchatka Peninsula. Since 2001 — Director and teacher of School Studio of the Moscow art theatre. Since 2002 Ryzhakov was one of the founders and leaders of the Theatrical festival of A. M. Volodina “Five evenings” in St. Petersburg. Since February 2011 he is a master Director course international graduate programs in CIM and the School-Studio MXAT. September 2012 – artistic Director of the CIM in June 2016 — artistic Director of the theater “Julianaml. Workshop of Victor Ryzhakova”

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Viktor Ryzhakov — chief Director playwright Ivan vyrypayev. Among their joint productions performances of “Oxygen” (Театр.doc), “Genesis”, “July” (Theatre Practice), “Illusions”, “Drunk” and “Dreamworks”. Among the productions Ryzhakova also “the Sun rises” (the Moscow art theatre. A. P. Chekhov), “Five evenings” (theatre “Peter Fomenko’s Workshop”), “Little tragedies of Pushkin” (theatre “Satyricon”), “Woe from wit” (School-Studio of the Moscow art theatre) and others. Ryzhakov winner of numerous theatre awards. In particular, the National award “Golden mask” and the Grand Prix of the festival “New drama”. In 2014 he was awarded the title of honored worker of arts of Russia.

From 1972 to 2019 artistic Director of “Sovremennik” theatre was Galina Volchek. On 26 December she died at the age of 86 years. Volchek he graduated from the school-Studio to them. Nemirovich-Danchenko at the Moscow art theatre. Gorky. Together with actor Oleg Efremov and other graduates, she participated in the creation of a theatrical Studio, which later became the theater “Contemporary”.