Programs & Projects

Throughout the year RFTU organises and co-organises up to 100 professional events, festivals, conferences, exhibitions of theatre set and costume design, seminars, workshops and master classes given by leading professionals with different partners in Russia and abroad.

April

The project "Entrant"

April 17, 19, 20, 21, 22, 2021

The project "Entrant" by the festival "Your Chance" offers to the future applicants the possibility of rehearsing the entrance exam with the pedagogues of the leading theater universities in Moscow. The project gives the applicants an opportunity to work on the mistakes that usually become fatal.

Your Chance, International Festival of Student Theatres

April 13 - 30, 2021

The best productions performed by students from Russian and European theatre schools will be presented between April 13 and 30 at the theatre center "Na Strastnom".

May

Workshop under direction of Kama Ginkas

May 11 - 17, 2021

The workshop for female theatre directors will be held between May 11 and 17 in sanatorium "Actor", Yalta.

June

XIV International Summer Theatre School

June, 1- 29, 2021

For a period of one month young professional theatre actors from Russia and abroad will take classes on all professional disciplines (i.e. acting, voice, movement, etc.) and rehearse a performance with one of the four leading Russian theatre directors. Working language is Russian. Deadline for applications is March 1.

School for Theatre Technicians v.8.0

June 7-22, 2021

School for theatre technicians, technical directors, light and sound designers. The programme is compiled of practical workshops on light, sound, multimedia technologies given by advanced Russian and international practitioners. The school is organised in partnership with companies specialised in modern theatre technologies and leading Moscow theatres.

Travel grant for theatre practitioners / within Russian regional program

April 12 - June 13, 2021

Travel grant for theatre professionals to hold educational projects in theatres in different cities of Russia (excluding Moscow and St. Petersburg). The project is aimed to provide support to the Russian theatres in inviting theatre experts to hold educational projects of different kind. Grant stimulates exchange of experience, professional development and maintenance of professional contacts.

DialogLab

May 29 - June 6, 2021

Workshop of physical theater and performance "DialogLab" under the direction of choreographers Ivan Estegneev and Anna Abalikhina (Moscow). The workshop is aimed at finding a synthesis between dance and non-verbal theater in the current theatrical landscape. The applications for participation in the workshop are accepted by March 14, 2021.

Author's Stage 2021

June 1 - 10, 2021

All-Russian seminar of playwrights "Author's stage-2021". The plays are selected on competitive basis and are to be sent until April 15, 2021.

July

ART Residency in Shelykovo

April 19 - July 15, 2021

Art Residency in Shelykovo, the place were lived and worked Russian playwright Alexander Ostrovsky, will host the artists between April 19 and July 15. The project aims to create a new space for professional development and artistic cooperation as well as continuation of the traditions of A.N. Ostrovsky. The residenc—É is opened for individuals and groups. Both state, municipal and independent professional groups could apply.

Grant to support the educational projects

March 25 - July 31, 2021

Grant to support theatres to organize and held educational project of different kind - forums, seminars, workshops and others in both online and offline formats.

Grant to support theatre festivals

March 20 - July 31, 2021

The grant is given to support: -conducting of regional, national and international professional theatre festivals and showcases; -participation of a professional theatre group in international or Russian theater festival/showcase or performing arts fair.

September

ARTMIGRATION, Forum and Festival

September 13-19, 2021

The performances directed by young theatre directors recently graduated from Moscow and St.Petersburg theatre universities and shown in repertoire of Russian theatres beyond Moscow and Saint Petersburg are in the program of this Festival. The Forum offers a communication platform for creative youth of different performing arts disciplines and also an opportunity to participate in seminars, presentations, discussions, and showcases.

Laboratory 40+

August 28 - September 15, 2021

The project is designed for established actors with over 15 years of professional experience. The workshop gives an opportunity to have professional conversation with colleagues, reflect on their careers and artistic practices and try out new strategies. The workshop will result in the performance about actors. In the course of the lab various known in theatre history methods will be tried out (i.e. Mikhail Chekhov, Nikolay Demidov theatre methods, for instance). The final performance will be presented at the ARTMIGRATION festival in September 2020.

October

Workshop "A Space'

May - October, 2021

The participants of the workshop are theater groups and independent theater makers from Moscow and Moscow region who will create site-specific performance for the Boyar Chambers - theatre space of the Russian Theatre Union. We propose to work with the boundaries of the theater and without actors, to create conditions for direct communication of the audience with the space by the means of light, sound, video, decoration and others.

International Theatre Kingfestival

October 15 - 19, 2021

The Festival's focus is on myth as the unique genre of the world’s literature and transformation of mythology in national epos, fantastic stories, fantasies, fairy-tales. The Festival presents contemporary performing arts productions from Russia and Europe in two separate programs: for children and youth and for adults aiming to reveal new ways of bringing fantastic stories on stage in drama theatre and contemporary dance, puppet theatre, non-verbal and visual theatre.

November

Festival "Artmigration for kids"

November 2-8, 2021

The Festival introduces the best performances for children and youth directed by the young theatre directors who have recently graduated from Moscow theatre schools and work in regional Russian theatres.

December

Theatre for leveling up

April - December, 2021

Theatre Union of the Russian Federation is launching a new program of cooperation developed for the theaters in which artistic directors hold their positions less than three years. Within the program theatres will be offered a personal plan of participation in the list of the projects of the Russian Theatre Union in 2021.

Critics visit theatres in regions of Russia

March 15 - December 15, 2021

Theater critics visit theatres in the regions of Russia during the period from March 15 to December 15, 2021.

Other Projects

«Start-up» Project

«Start-up» - informational website for young and emerging theatre professionals who want to know about and apply for projects and support programs of the Russian Theatre Union.

Catalogue of musical compositions

Theatre Union‘s web project is dedicated to smooth over the repertory problems in Russian musical theatres: the catalogue includes information on musicals compositions, just produced or performed.

Catalogue of the contemporary foreign plays

Digital catalogue - the plays are arranged by the playwrights, enterpreters, genres, language. List of the new publications is also available.

Digital Theatre Words

Digital Theatre Words (DTW) is a global project undertaken by International Organization of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT), the goal of the project is to compile an Internet dictionary addressed to all theatre professionals: set designers, stage architects, managers, costume designers, light designers, sound specialists, technicians, etc. The Russian-English version worked out by the Russian OISTAT Centre is available online at www.rtlb.ru/en/dtw/

Online lectures and seminars with theater critics / Open call

Russian Theatre Union encourage regional theatres to apply for online lectures and seminars with theater critics. Participation in this project will allow regional theaters to get an expert contribution to their creative process including direction of the play.

RTU Publishing

Russian Theatre Union is a founder and publisher of several theatre magazines: THEATRE, THE OTHER SHORES, STRASTNOY BULEVARD, 10, THE STAGE. Selected publications or electronic copies of the magazines are available on their websites.

Russian Theatre Festivals Guide

Published electronically, the Guide comprises information about some 250 regular performing arts festivals in Russia, arranged by genre, host city, and application policy.

Russian Theatre Life in Brief / Rtlb.ru

Information project and Web portal for performing arts professionals: announcements of international mobility opportunities and information about Russian theatre life for English speaking colleagues.

Theatre vs Covid / New theatrical forms in time of isolation

How theatre reacts to the new challanges of time? What forms it developed to adapt to new reality? We developed the list of the most interesting examples of how the art react during isolation time.

Theatre vs Covis /#thankstodoctors

List of theatre activities to express support and gratefulness to the doctors.

The Boyar House

A Russian Theatre Union (RTU) venue with 18th century arched ceilings offers excellent atmosphere for all sorts of theatre events. It gives space to young experimental artists and independent theatre companies, hosts RTU projects, festivals, theatre designers exhibitions, installations, lectures and workshops.

Today Theatre at Home / Discover Shakespeare

A selection of free online courses from leading universities and educational platform dedicated to the heritage of William Shakespeare.