Golden Mask

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Сountries: Russia
City: Moscow
season 2015 - 2016

Golden Mask is the National Theatre Award established in 1993 by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation. The Golden Mask Award is the most prestigious award that is given to productions in all genres of theatre art: drama, opera, ballet, modern dance, operetta, musical, and puppet theatre. 

Golden Mask is also an all-Russian Theatre Festival that takes place in Moscow in the spring of each year demonstrating the most significant premiers of the previous season. 

The Golden Mask National Theatre Award and Festival is supported by the Theatre Union of Russian Federation, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation and the Moscow Government.

The main Festival programme includes productions selected by two Boards of experts (one for drama and one for musical theatre) and nominated for the Golden Mask Award. During the Festival the two Juries composed of actors, directors, conductors, choreographers and theatre critics make decisions about winners of the Golden Mask Award. 

The Festival of performances, nominated for the Golden Mask Award, is a major forum, representing a full and objective picture of the Russian theatrical life to professionals and public at large.

The Golden Mask is not only a reputable and prestigious award in the field of theatre art, but also a cultural institution, performing a complex of key strategic tasks for the theatre. The history of the Golden Mask is a chronicle of contemporary Russian Theatre, including all of its major trends. 

Organization of the Festival and Awards Ceremony is the main activity of the Golden Mask management team. Apart from that, the Festival team has initiated a number of significant events and projects, including the New Drama festival of contemporary plays, Russian Case programme - a showcase of Russian theatre addressed to the international guests of the Festival, PRO-Teatr Performing Arts Market, publishing projects, tours of the Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Alexandrinsky and Maly Drama Theatre, to name just a few. Since 2009 the main (competition) programme is complimented by the non-competition programme Maska Plus.
The Golden Mask makes a special focus on touring activities presenting programmes of best performances in the Russian cities and in the Baltic countries. These projects are supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation. 

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Festival Events
31 March
18:30
A LULLABY FOR SOPHIE. Director Alexey Pesegov
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01 February
19:00
ELEMENTARY PARTICLES. Director Semen Alexandrovsky
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21 February
12:00
ALISA. Director Daniil Akhmedov
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09 February
19:00
O-H. LATE LOVE. Director Dmitriy Krymov
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22 February
19:00
NUREMBERG. Director Alexey Borodin
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25 January
19:00
WHO’S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Director Kama Ginkas
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26 February
19:00
A MIDSUMMER NIGHT’S DREAM. Director Ivan Popovski
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10 February
19:00
THE FLIGHT. Director Yuriy Butusov
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TANYA-TANYA. Director Denis Bokuradze
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19 April
19:00
MAN. Director Tomi Jazenic
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16 March
18:30
THE LITTLE TRAGEDIES. Director Pyotr Shershevsky
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15 February
20:00
BECKETT. PIECES. Director Dmitriy Volkostrelov
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15 February
19:00
THE SUICIDE. Director Sergey Zhenovach
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18 February
19:00
AN ORDINARY STORY. Director Kirill Serebrennikov
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29 March
19:00
MASQUERADE. RECOLLECTIONS OF THE FUTURE. Director Valeriy Fokin
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25 February
19:00
ZHOLDAK DREAMS: ABDUCTORS OF FEELINGS. Director Andriy Zholdak
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29 January
19:30
TELLURIA. Director Marat Gatsalov
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17 February
19:00
MAURICE’S JUBILEE. Director Konstantin Bogomolov
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31 January
18:30
A MONTH IN THE COUNTRY. Director Evgeniy Marchelli
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15 February
19:00
BRECHT CABARET. Director Yriy Butusov
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02 February
19:00
THE BLACK-FACED. Director Airat Abushakhmanov
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A STREET CAR NAMED DESIRE. Director Andreas Merz-Raykov
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25 February
19:00
DRUNK. Director Andrey Moguchy
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