Joint Program with the State Theatre of Nations

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The extensive collaborative program of SIBUR and the Theater of Nations features theater festivals, touring performances and meet-the-star meetings with actors, work with volunteers, various other social and charitable events. The 2022 program featured the Festival of Street Theaters in Nizhnevartovsk and the Theater of Nations Fest in Tobolsk. In November, the residents of Tomsk and Svobodny will have the opportunity to attend the theater’s productions in their home cities

Theatre of Nations Fest

The starting point of the festival program was the year of 2017 with Tobolsk holding the Festival devoted to theatres of small cities of Russia - being the most important event in the cultural life of country's regions. Since 2018, the city has hosted the Theatre of Nations Fest, which is dedicated to a specific subject and comprises not only performances and concerts by actors of the Theatre of Nations, but also a vast touring program of the best theatre companies of the Urals and Siberia regions, including children's, puppet and street theatres.

What makes the "Theater of Nations FEST" project really stand apart from other guest appearances is the fact that what it offers to its audience goes beyond just standard touring performances of a few plays from the repertoire of the Theater of Nations or other Russian theaters. It offers the public a unique opportunity to taste many diverse forms of theatrical experiences. In the course of a few days, in addition to plays, it offers musical and literary concerts, social projects, educational programs, meetings with the cast, laboratories of contemporary playwriting and directing, etc. As an example, in 2021, the theater set up, in addition to its theatrical performances, meetings with A. Leontiev, a People's Artist of Russia, and V. Platonov, an Honored Artist of Russia, an interactive discussion with the actors of the Theater of Shadow held at the Social Rehabilitation Center, and a VR-project titled "I Killed the Tsar".

To celebrate Fyodor Dostoevsky's bicentennial anniversary, the theater put together a special festival program dedicated to the great writer that included the following productions: "Dostoevsky 200. Storytelling", "The Idiot Cafe", "Dostoevsky. A Story That Was Never Written".

Tour program

The Theatre of Nations tours enjoy constant popularity in the cities of SIBUR’s footprint. Over the years of cooperation the spectators from eight cities could see a variety of performances, including such popular stage productions as "The Grönholm method", "Swedish Match", "Fars Mazhorny Concert", " Stories of Shukshin" and many others. In small and remote cities, the Theatre of Nations organized meet-the-artist sessions with some favorite performers, including Natalia Varley, Alexander Filippenko, Boris Shcherbakov, Yevgeny Knyazev and others.

The theater’s 2021 guest tours took it to the cities of Svobodny and Perm. March saw it put on a play titled "Our Everything… Nodar Dumbadze" on the stage of Svobodny’s Sergey Lazo House of Culture. The one-man show, directed and performed by actor Giorgi Iobadze, was inspired by Nodar Dumbadze's famous novel "Me, Grandma, Iliko and Illarion”. This is a story about life in a pre-WWII Georgian village, seen through the eyes of a local boy named Zuriko.

September saw the Perm Academic Theater’s Grand Stage host a guest tour of two productions by the State Theater of Nations (led by its artistic director Evgeny Mironov, a People's Artist of Russia), The Grönholm Method and The Farce-Majeure Concert for Drama Actors and an Orchestra. The Grönholm Method, a show based on a play by Spain’s Jordi Galseran, stars Sergey Chonishvili and Igor Gordin, Honored Artists of the Russian Federation, as well as Anna Zaitseva and Maxim Linnikov. The young actors cast in the Farce-Majeure Concert for Drama Actors and an Orchestra performed old hit songs made popular by the likes of Eduard Khil, Muslim Magomaev, Valentina Tolkunova and other pop stars of the past.

Charity events

The actors of the Theatre of Nations serve as cultural ambassadors in the regions on a regular basis and show the importance of charity work by their own example. This way the arrangements have been made in Tobolsk to meet volunteers with the founders of “The Artist” Foundation (Evgeny Mironov, Maria Mironova, Igor Vernik) and the trustee of the “Butterfly Kids” Foundation (Alexander Tsypkin). The cast of the children's play "Beware of the Elves" paid a visit to the children's ward of a local hospital to put on a gaming master class, while the children undergoing treatment at the Social Rehabilitation Center enjoyed an interactive performance by the actors of the Moscow Children's Theater of Shadows. 

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