Moscow, Gogol Center
Moscow, Gogol Center
Gogol Center
Name’s existence
2013 - 30 June 2022
Kirill Serebrennikov was appointed artistic director of Moscow Drama theatre named after Nikolai Gogol in 2012.  At the time, Kirill Serebrennikov was one of the artistic directors of the festival-school Territory, founder and artistic director of the project «Platform». In 2012, Serebrennikov's acting graduating class at the Moscow Art Theatre School became the foundation of the Seventh Studio. Later the Seventh Studio became one of the permanent residents of Gogol-center. The new theatre named “Gogol-center” was opened in February 2013. It features not only theatrical performances but also film screenings, meetings, concerts, and lectures with the “Gogol+” program. Theatre showcases a modern view of classic Russian literature. There are also plays based on contemporary authors’ texts. Independent directors, modern artists, performers, and video artists create productions here. Serebrennikov's performances at the Gogol Center became nominees and laureates of the Golden Mask (“Martyr”, “An Ordinary Story”), International Stanislavsky Prize (for the play “Barocco”), and The Crystal Turandot Awards (for the “Dead Souls”). The play "Dead Souls" also was shown in the program of the "Wiener Festwochen" (“Vienna Festival”), and "The Idiots" was performed at the Avignon Festival. In March 2020, Alexey Agranovich was appointed artistic director to Gogol Center. On June 29, 2022 the Moscow Department of Culture announced that the contracts with the current artistic director Alexei Agranovich and director of Gogol Center Alexei Kabeshev would not be extended. On 30 June, the last performance was staged, titled "I am not participating in the war" based on the poetry of Andrei Voznesensky. The theatre reverted to its original name - Nikolai Gogol Drama Theatre. In the Bakhrushin Theatre museum’s collection, you can find playbills and photos from the earliest Seventh Studio archival productions to modern plays staged in the Gogol-center.