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GITIS auditions in Kazakhstan

January 23, 2024

GITIS launches auditions in the Republic of Kazakhstan the upcoming spring as our school deepens ties with the country.

14 performances will be shown at the III International Student Festival of graduation performances “GITIS fest”

November 21, 2023

The festival will showcase 14 performances from various theater schools and theaters in cities such as Belgorod, Belgrade (Serbia), Vladivostok, Zarechny, Kazan, Moscow, New Delhi (India), St. Petersburg, Shanghai (China), and Yaroslavl. The festival aims to serve as a platform for dialogue and collaboration between major Russian and international theater schools.

The Russian Theater School has started in Kazakhstan

September 19, 2023

Representatives from 11 countries gathered on the shores of Lake Zerenda to immerse themselves in a ten-day training program under the guidance of the best instructors from the GITIS and leading creative universities in Kazakhstan

Stanislavsky and musical theatre

April 25, 2023

International conference dedicated to the 160th anniversary of Konstantin Stanislavsky’s birth as part of the strategic academic leadership program “Priority-2030”


March 12, 2020

All the international festivals at GITIS are postponed

Stanislavsky’s Method Lives On

April 22, 2019

The Moscow Times visited GITIS and The Boris Shchukin Theater Institute to learn more about the method of the world-renowned director.

Check out our new booklet!

December 19, 2018

GITIS presents its new English booklet that contains all necessary information about institute, its traditions and unique study programs.

GITIS joined Forbes Universities ranking

June 29, 2018

Forbes magazine compiled the first ranking of Russian universities in order to assess the quality of Russian education and to find out which universities graduate young people with entrepreneurial streak, and even those who can later join the Forbes list or become a part of the Russian political elite.

GITIS International Students Give Interview

January 23, 2018

Russian Information Agency — RIA Novosti — took an interview from GITIS international students: Alya Hanin (Slovenia), Georgios Kutlis (Greece), and Daniela Petkovich (Serbia).

GITIS Alumnus Hits Oscar Short-List

December 20, 2017

“Loveless” — the film directed by GITIS alumnus Andrey Zvyagintsev — got short-listed for Oscar Best Foreign Language Film nomination.

GITIS Graduate Debut at La Scala

November 15, 2017

On November 12, Ruzil Gatin — a GITIS graduate — made his first appearance on La Scala stage in Milan (Ruzil graduated from GITIS Variety Department, prof. Borisov class).

Russian King Lear in Beijing

November 2, 2017

On October 25 GITIS students from Kamenkovich and Krimov directing class played King Lear at the WTEA 2017 International Theatre Festival in Beijing.

Beware of fake certificates!

October 30, 2017

Russian Institute of Theater Arts — GITIS is a well-recognized brand, so no wonder that some dishonest people are trying to exploit it. Here is an example of a fake GITIS certificate signed by a fake professor.

GITIS students visit Estonian Academy

October 10, 2017

Second-year students of Leonid Heifetz Directing class went to Tallinn as a second phase of student exchange program between GITIS and Estonian Academy of Music and Theater.

8 theatre schools will come to Moscow for the theatre festival of CIS countries “GITIS — Master Class”

November 3, 2023

The Yerevan State Institute of Theatre and Cinematography, the Belarusian State Academy of Arts, the Kazakh National University of Arts, the Kazakh National Academy of Arts named after T.K. Zhurgenov, Complex" College of Arts — a specialized boarding school for gifted children in the arts named after Ermek Serkebaev, Kyrgyz State University of Culture and Arts named after B. Beishenalieva, The Uzbekistan State Institute of Arts and Culture, Tajik State Institute of Culture and Arts, Russian Institute of Theatre Arts.

Traditionally, masters and teachers of GITIS will hold lectures and master classes for festival participants on stage speech, stage movement and actor’s skills. At the end of the programme, students will discuss the productions they have seen with university teachers.

The festival poster includes Kafka’s “Metamorphoses” and “Hey, Somebody!” by William Saroyan (Republic of Armenia), "Tsikha tut na dosvitkah ... "based on Boris Vasilyev’s story “The Dawns are Quiet Here” (Republic of Belarus), the musical “Mozart” based on the libretto by Dov Attia, Albert Cohen and Francois Choquet (Republic of Kazakhstan), Prosper Merimee’s “Carmen” (Republic of Kazakhstan), "Orphan’s Share by Mukhtar Auezov (Republic of Kazakhstan), The Ladies’ Tailor by Georges Feydeau (Republic of Kyrgyzstan), 451 degrees Fahrenheit by Ray Bradbury (Republic of Uzbekistan) and The Revolving Palace, or the Murder of 114 Achaemenid Princes (Tajikistan).

The festival is held with the support of the Interstate Fund for Humanitarian Cooperation of the CIS member states and with the information support of TV BRICS. The aim of the event is to strengthen cultural cooperation and establish links between the CIS countries in the field of theatre education. The festival was first held at GITIS in 2018.

“Theatre schools of the Commonwealth countries are connected by long and strong creative ties, which we cherish. And our festival traditionally becomes a platform for the exchange of professional experience and dialogue about the prospects of theatre education,” said Grigory Zaslavsky, Rector of GITIS.

In addition, there are still many GITIS alumni among the teachers of theatre schools in the CIS countries, so the festival is especially valuable for joyful meetings and friendly communication. By attending master classes and performance screenings, festival participants grow professionally and find like-minded people and new friends. Such friendship can last for many years, and the creative unions born at the festival can become the basis for the development of theatre in the post-Soviet space and beyond,” he added.

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