Andrey Moguchy will head Theater Section at the IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum

The central topics of the discussion in the Theater section will be preservation of Russia’s theater heritage, reconstruction and reinvention of stage texts and social theater.


The section will include a symposium entitled “Theater heritage: Preserving, Reconstructing and Reinventing Stage Texts,” where Russian and international theoreticians and practitioners of theater arts will discuss the traditions of scientific and creative meanings in the theatrical heritage. The discussion will focus on the role and place of international stage text repertoires in the present-day theater process.


The social theater as an interdisciplinary type of art and instrument of social adaptation for disabled people will be discussed as part of the educational flow of the section. The participants in the Social Theater Round Table Discussion will study the experience of social education programs at Tovstonogov Boshoi Drama Theater and other Russian and foreign theaters. The educational flow of the section will be complemented by lectures and master classes from leading international theater figures.


The public flow of the Theater Section will include an exciting theater program under the auspices of the  IV St. Petersburg International Cultural Forum. Spectators will see Valery Fokin’s versions of “Inspector General” and “Masquerade.” Viktor Ruzhakov will show the premiere of “War and Peace” by Leo Tolstoy, and Andrey Moguchy will present “Drunks,” a play of Ivan Vyrypaev, which premiered to rave reviews in Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theater in May 2015. The program also includes an interactive show and tour for children “Theater from Inside.”


The preliminary version of Theater Section events can be found in the Program section of the website.