Distinguished Artsmaker of Russia
Yevgeny Kamenkovich was born into a†theatrical family on†November 9, 1954, in†Kiev. His†father Boris†Kamenkovich was a†director and a†choreographer; his mother Irina†Molostova was an†opera†director. He†graduated from†Vladimir†Andreev's workshop in†the acting department of†the State Institute for Theatre Arts†(GITIS) in†1976. However, he† immediately turned his†interest from†acting to†directing and in†1982†he†graduated from†Andrei Goncharov's workshop in†the†GITIS directing department.
A†year after graduation, Yevgeny Kamenkovich began teaching in†two workshops simultaneously. From†1983†to†1992†he†taught with Anatoly†Vasilyev, and from†1983†to†2001†he†taught as† a†member of†the team in†Pyotr Fomenko's GITIS workshop. He†was the†head of†an†acting course at†the†Moscow Art Theatre school from†2000†to†2004, and has taught in†Sergei Zhenovach's workshop at†GITIS since†2001.
He†began participating in†a†pedagogical experiment in†2007†when he†joined forces with†Dmitry Krymov at†GITIS, where the†two jointly head a†workshop that†educates future directors, designers and actors together in†a†single group.
He†was†awarded the†Konstantin Stanislavsky Prize for†pedagogy in†2010†and a†Moscow city prize in†the†field of†literature and art in†2013.
Kamenkovich has†midwifed numerous productions by†young directors working in†the†first and second graduate student studios at†the†Fomenko Workshop Theatre. They include Ryzhy, based on†the†poetry of†Boris Ryzhy (2010), A†Russian on†a† Rendezvous, based on†Ivan Turgenev's story Spring Freshets†(2011), The Egyptian Stamp after Osip Mandelstam's story†(2013), Last Meetings, based on†stories by†Ivan Bunin†(2013), and Alexander Pushkin's poem Ruslan and Lyudmila†(2014).
The†Kamenkovich-Krymov†workshop at†GITIS has presented the†following graduation productions: Pearly Zinaida by†Mikhail Roshchin, Flying by†Olga Mukhina and Evil-Tongued after†Richard Sheridan's The†School for Scandal.
Kamenkovich has†worked on†ten or†more productions at† the†Fomenko Workshop Theatre. One production, The Main Thing, after†Mikhail Shishkin's novel Maidenhair, received the†Crystal Turandot award for†season's best prodution in†2007. In†2008†it†won the†Hit of†the†Season award. Actresses in†the†show won Golden†Mask awards.
Kamenkovich was nominated for the†post of†Artistic Director by†the†company of†the†Pyotr Fomenko Workshop Theatre on†September 24, 2012, and on† September†27†he†was†appointed to†that†position by† the†Department of†Culture of†Moscow.
Productions at†the†Fomenko Workshop Theatre:
Yevgeny Kamenkovich has worked with many different theaters. His list of†productions includes:
Kamenkovich also directs and teaches abroad. Some of†that†work is†reflected in†the†following productions:
Kamenkovich has†staged numerous productions with students at† the†Russian Academy of†Theatre Arts (formerly GITIS):
Perfomances in our theatre
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