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Wednesday, October 11, 2023

“Fear Eats The Soul”: Love In The Grip of Hate by Emiliia Dementsova

These two people are separated by history, geography, language, maths, and other school subjects and common truths. But they are united by love. Does this mean something in a society saturat…

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Monday, October 9, 2023

“The Book of Ruth”: Kaddish For Peaceful Life by Emiliia Dementsova

The 10th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting in Budapest coincided with the Jewish holiday Sukkot (Festival of Booths). It is celebrated for seven days, one of which was sym…

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Sunday, October 8, 2023

“Gulliver’s Travels”: a Lesson in Satire for Children. by Emiliia Dementsova

“The life of man to represent, And turn it all to ridicule, Wit did a puppet-show invent…”,- Anglo-Irish writer-satirist, essayist, philosopher, poet, owner of one of the sharpest feat…

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Wednesday, September 27, 2023

Nice to MITEM you: the 10th edition of the Madách International Theatre Meeting opens in the Hungarian capital by Emiliia Dementsova

Budapest is becoming a vibrant place and proving highly attractive to theatre lovers. All the flags of the world gather here, inspired by the energy and life-giving power of theatre. Surpris…

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023

Interview With Ulviyya Heydarova by Emiliia Dementsova

Ulviyya Heydarova: “I switch on my computer, open Word and put my heart and thoughts into action” If you have not heard anything about contemporary Azerbaijani dramaturgy, you should def…

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Sunday, April 30, 2023

“Young Barbarians”: Non-serious Seriousness and Hungarian Drive by Emiliia Dementsova

Young Barbarians –  director: Attila Vidnyánszky Jr. They say the best way to get to know each other is to go on a trip. The best way to get to know contemporary theatre is to go to the …

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Wednesday, April 26, 2023

“Report to an Academy”: To Be or Not to Be Human? by Emiliia Dementsova

No matter how trends, themes, agendas and moods of society change, the focus of the study of art will always be human. After all, it is created by people for people. The message to the man i…

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Tuesday, April 25, 2023

“Nora”: Present Continuous Hell by Emiliia Dementsova

Get inside a woman’s head and, by understanding her, unravel the mystery of how the world works. Theodoros Terzopoulos, whose play Nora (Attis Theatre) opened the MITEM festival as part of…

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Friday, March 24, 2023

With Faith and Trust into the Future: The 10th International Theatre Olympics in Hungary by Emiliia Dementsova

When the world is engulfed in flames of enmity, would another flame be superfluous? Not if it is the flame of the Olympic fire, the fire of art. It can be salutary, transformative and gracef…

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Tuesday, December 20, 2022

II 4.4 Short Performances Festival (Baku 25-30 November 2022): When Muses are Not Silent by Emiliia Dementsova

When the non-peaceful world is illuminated by the bursts of shells, it seems that other illuminations fade in these bursts. But this impression is false, and even to the roar of the cannons …

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Sunday, October 2, 2022

“Cabaret” at the Theatre of Nations: Inside and Underwear of the Third Empire by Emiliia Dementsova

Musical drama of unlearned lessons is perhaps the most appropriate definition for Evgeny Pisarev’s loud, in all senses, performance Cabaret. If this premiere had taken place at the Theatre…

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Saturday, May 7, 2022

Dolce & Duce: “The Taming of the Shrew” at the Mossovet Theatre by Emiliia Dementsova

In a country at war, theatres continue to work… “(They) are so simple to offer war where they should kneel for peace,” phrases torn out of the context of works acquire a new tone in th…

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Monday, November 29, 2021

“Cruel Games”—A Soviet Play in Post-Soviet Realities by Emiliia Dementsova

Cruel Games at the Mossovet Theater is not just the name of a forgotten play by Alexei Arbuzov, but a new genre by the theatre’s recently appointed artistic director, Yevgeny Marchelli. Th…

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Friday, November 5, 2021

COVID—Brevis, Ars—Longa by Emiliia Dementsova

It’s trite to write about how hard it is to live from lockdown to lockdown; from one mask change to another; from vaccination to revaccination. Yet life consists of platitudes. It is trite…

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Thursday, April 29, 2021

The Golden Mask Festival by Emiliia Dementsova

The Russian Case: History, politics and eternal values Spring, with all of its uncertain promise, is a time of awakening. In Moscow, theatres are gradually waking from their enforced hibern…

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

Eight Lights of the Israeli Theater: Isra-Drama Performances that are Worth Seeing Twice – Online and Offline by Emiliia Dementsova

If theater around the world previously sought to destroy the fourth wall, it has recently had to deal with this wall doubling. It is increasingly difficult for the audience and the performan…

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Mister Twister (Marshak-Jazz Cabaret): Ladies & “Trump” by Emiliia Dementsova

If the United States again accuses Russia of interfering in the election, it will almost certainly be the Vakhtangov Theatre that is to blame because it is the culprit of its own, all-theatr…

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Sunday, April 26, 2020

Theatre During Self-Isolation: Danger as Opportunity by Emiliia Dementsova

Theatre has survived thanks to its mobility and potential to exchange creative ideas. Since its inception, it has been open to the circulation of different practices, approaches, and conscio…

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Saturday, November 23, 2019

Tadashi Suzuki’s “Cyrano de Bergerac”: East and West Under the Umbrella by Emiliia Dementsova

This year is a special one for the Theatre Olympics. For in it’s touring, it is comprised of two mutually enriching parts: for the first time, it is held in two countries – in Russia and…

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All that Chat

May 30, 2023: Grey House - Lyceum Theatre
Jun 26, 2023: Just For Us - Hudson Theatre
Jul 24, 2023: The Cottage - Hayes Theater
Nov 16, 2023: Spamalot - St. James Theatre
Dec 18, 2023: Appropriate - Hayes Theater
Mar 07, 2024: Doubt - Todd Haimes Theatre
Apr 14, 2024: Lempicka - Longacre Theatre
Apr 17, 2024: The Wiz - Marquis Theatre
Apr 18, 2024: Suffs - Music Box Theatre
Apr 25, 2024: Mother Play - Hayes Theater
Jun 10, 2024: The Drama Desk Awards