Moscow, Workshop of Dmitriy Brusnikin
Moscow, Workshop of Dmitriy Brusnikin
Workshop of Dmitriy Brusnikin
Name’s existence
Since 2015
The Workshop of Dmitriy Brusnikin is an independent theatre created on the basis of Moscow Art Theatre School classes (led by Dmitry Brusnikin) that graduated in 2015 and 2019. The history of the workshop began with a students’ performance “This is also me” for the first year final exаm – the play which consisted of interviews with Moscow residents, staged in the style of verbatim theatre. After performance’s success among the audience, the director Ivan Vyrypaev invited Dmitry Brusnikin to stage it at the Praktika Theatre. Now it is the main venue for Workshop’s performances. The theatre’s ideology lies in a variety of artistic solutions, openness to new ideas and collaboration with different artists. Dmitry Brusnikin invited contemporary directors and playwrights to work with his students. At different times, Maxim Didenko, Yury Kvyatkovsky, Yuri Muravitsky, Andrey Stadnikov, Mikhail Mokeyev collaborated with the workshop. At the moment, the theatre performances are being played at various venues in Moscow (Meyerhold Theatre Center, Theatre Center "Na Strastnom", The State Theatre of Nations, Boyar Chambers of the Russian Theater Union, Winzavod Center of Contemporary Art, Artplay Design Center, the Museum of Moscow, and others). Some of the most famous productions staged by the Workshop are “Demons” (based on the novel by Fyodor Dostoevsky, directed by Mikhail Mokeyev and Mikhail Rakhlin), “Normansk” (based on the novel by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky "The Ugly Swans", directed by Yury Kvyatkovsky), “Chapayev and Pustota” (based on the novel by Victor Pelevin, directed by Maxim Didenko), “The Norm” (based on the novel by Vladimir Sorokin, directed bt Maxim Didenko), "The Man from Podolsk. Seryozha is Very Stupid" (based on plays by Dmitry Danilov, directed by Marina Brusnikina). The collection of the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum includes photographs, posters and programs related to the Workshop’s performances, as well as to Dmitriy Brusnikin’s performances at other theatres.