In Tobolsk opened the XV Festival of theatres of small cities of Russia

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The state theatre of Nations with the support of the Ministry of culture and SIBUR opened in Tobolsk of the Tyumen region XV Festival of theatres of small cities of Russia. This year the festival 15 teams representing a «map» theatre of Russia: the Krasnoyarsk, Perm, Krasnodar, Nizhny Novgorod, Kemerovo, Samara, Lipetsk, and Tyumen regions, and also Khanty-Mansi Autonomous Okrug – Yugra, the republics of Udmurtia and Tatarstan.

«We are proud that our festival gives opportunity to small town theatres of Russia to withdraw at the Federal level, and the best of them to show their performances in Moscow at the theater of Nations. Participation in the festival allows collectives of theatres of small cities to develop their professional skills, share experiences and creative ideas and, of course, to achieve new results,» — said the artistic Director of the Theatre of Nations Yevgeny Mironov.

Over the years, the festival was held in different Russian cities: Moscow, Kaliningrad, Kiev, Pyatigorsk, Krasnodar and Sochi. Last year it was held in the town of Volsk, Saratov region.

In addition to competitive and non-competitive screenings during the festival experienced teachers will conduct workshops, master classes and workshops and individual consultations. The festival will last till June 1.