Distinguished Artsmaker of Russia, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, Prof., PhD
Anatoly Mironovich Smeliansky
Anatoly Smeliansky isáaáleading Russian theatre writer, scholar, and critic. Heájoined the Moscow Art Theatre (MXAT) iná1980áasáLiterary Director and was appointed Associate Artistic Director iná1996. Dean ofáthe MXAT School for Academic Studies since 1986, heábecame the head ofáthe school iná2000. Dr.áSmeliansky isáalsoEditor-in-Chief ofáthe new edition ofáthe Complete Works Konstantin Stanislavsky and The Moscow Art Theatre Encyclopedia. Heáisáthe author ofáOur Collocutors: Russian Classics onáStage, Bulgakov and the Moscow Art Theatre, IsáComrade Bulgakov Dead? (rated among the best theatre publications iná1995ábyáAmerican Theatre magazine) and The Russian Theatre after Stalin. Heáhas extensive experience lecturing onáRussian and Soviet theatre ináthe United States (Columbia, Carnegie Mellon University, Georgetown, Harvard, Princeton, Yale), France (the Sorbonne), and England (Cambridge and Oxford). Dr.áSmeliansky isáaátheatre columnist for Moscow News Weekly. AsáSecretary ofáthe Board ofáthe Russian Union ofáTheatremakers and founding member ofáthe American-Soviet Theatre Initiative, heáhas represented Soviet and Russian theatre atávarious international symposia and conferences all over the world. Dr.áSmeliansky facilitated and moderated the Slavyansky Bazaar-100áYears, aáconference ináMoscow ináJune, 1997ácommencing the centennial season ofáthe MXAT.áHeáisáthe recipient ofáseveral national awards for artistic excellence, including Distinguished Artsmaker ofáRussia.
Iná2008áwas awarded Order ofáServices toáthe Fatherland ofáthe Third Degree.