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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.

GITIS creative team staged “King Lear” in Kyrgyzstan

May 10, 2024

GITIS students directed the show “King Lear” at the State Youth Theatre named after Baken Kydykeeva in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan.

The initiator behind the production is Turusbek Zhumaliev, a 1983 GITIS graduate now in title of the People’s Artist of the Kyrgyzstan, who performed the lead role of Lear. He was dreaming to see Shakespeare on stage in his country. “This idea lived with me for four years. I decided that I would work on this performance only with Moscow graduates, preferably with a director and stage designer from GITIS, because it’s the center of theatre education,” Mr. Zhumaliev says.

The creative team consists of students graduating in 2024: Andrey Khisamiev (director), Elizaveta Ermakova (set designer), and Nanna Shekh (lighting designer).

As Andrey Khisamiev shares, they had little time to rehearse, but understanding different culture, different theatre experience was even more challenging: “It was an interesting experience.” “In the end, we managed to find a common theatrical language with artists and move together towards the creation of a different holistic artistic world. I feel some kind of excitement, and I want the audience to get into this exciting space as well,” director added.

According to the set designer Elizaveta Ermakova, this play is about fatigue, humility and the inner strength, about the cruelty of people and fate, but at the same time it is about love. Creating the design Ermakova grasped Shakespeare’s idea of a nature as a reflection of the internal conflict of the main character and the external conflict prevailing in society characters exist. “We have a very interesting set design and costumes. When we saw the sketches and scenic model, everyone in the theatre really liked them. This perception captures the Renaissance era, the age of Shakespeare, but at the same time we see the relevance of the events taking place,” said Turusbek Zhumaliev.

The premiere was attended by Altynbek Maksutov, the Minister of Culture, Information, Sports and Youth Policy of the Kyrgyz Republic. The director Andrei Khisamiev thanked the minister for his attention to the production and expressed hope for the continuation of fruitful cooperation between GITIS and the theatre.

The production was supported by GITIS Board of Trustees, and the GITIS Endowment foundation.

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