•  Workshops 2015
 United States of America
  Wesleyan University
UNCLE VANYA: AN EXERCISE IN SLOW READING
With Yuri Kordonsky
"How does a theatre artist read a play? For three days, the group of participants will read and analyze Anton Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", page by page, line by line, in the hope to discover hidden meanings in this enigmatic play. “ Yuri (Yura) Kordonsky studied acting and directing from St. Petersburg State Academy of Theatre Arts, Russia, under the direction of Lev Dodin. He has taught, performed, and directed internationally since 1989. In the period of 1989-2001, he was a resident actor and director at the renowned Maly Drama Theatre-Theatre of Europe in St. Petersburg. His directing credits include his original play “Disappearance and House of Bernarda Alba” by Lorca (Maly Drama Theatre, St. Petersburg, Russia); “Uncle Vanya” by Chekhov, “The Marriage” by Gogol, “Crime and Punishment” by Dostoevsky, and “Bury Me Under the Baseboard” by Pavel Sanaev (Bulandra Theatre, Bucharest, Romania); “The Encounter” (UNESCO ITI congress, Manila, Philippines), “Last Day of Youth” by Tadeusz Konwicki (National Theatre “Radu Stanca”, Sibiu, Romania), “The Seagull” by Chekhov (German National Theatre, Timisoara, Romania); “Peer Gynt” by Ibsen, “Oedipus Rex” by Sophocles, and “The Bald Soprano” by Ionesco (Wesleyan University, CT), “A Diary of a Madman” by Gogol (West End Theatre, Gloucester, MA), and “Canterbury Tales” by Chaucer (Riverside Theater, New York), among others. His productions won numerous international awards including Golden Light (St.-Petersburg), Best Production (Union of European Theatres, Palermo), UNITER Awards for Best Production and Best Director, and Special Prize of Romanian Ministry of Culture (Bucharest, Romania).

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