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Theater Pokoleniy  — Theater of Generations


Theater Pokoleniy was founded in St. Petersburg in 1990. The mission of the Theater is to draw upon the traditions of Russian psychological theater and adapt them to the new cultural and social context at the dawn of the 21st century. The company explores techniques to build upon the teachings of Stanislavsky and reflect the changing conditions of the 90ies.  Pokoleniy Theater was designed as laboratory for exploring new techniques for acting, and as a producing theater performing fresh and relevant work.



The company of professionally trained actors seeks to form a theatrical family. Not only performing traditional work, such as Shakespeare, the company reaches out to new playwrights internationally and creates work collectively as well. Guest artists from Germany and the United States bring new conceptual visions to Pokoleniy productions and company members bring their own projects to the group to develop them for performance.  Pokoleniy - Generations - aims to create a nurturing theatrical home for both artists and audience: a laboratory for discovering new theatrical languages for the 21st century.



Theater Pokoleniy has received critical praise and has been awarded numerous prizes. The Space of Instinct toured Poland and was twice invited to tour Japan. Shows have toured numerous Russian cities including Moscow, Kuibyshev, Novosibirsk.



Theater Pokoleniy was founded in 1990 by renowned director and theater pedagogue Zinovy Korogodsky.  Winner of the Stanislavsky award, Korogodsky established the rigorous actor training system which has sustained and unified the company. In 2005 Danila Korogodsky took the helm as Artistic Director of Theater Pokoleniy. Danila is a director and scenographer who has worked widely in United States and Europe for over two decades. Under his leadership, Pokoleniy Theater is expanding its search for new means of theatrical expression – grounded in the traditions of Stanislavsky and challenged by the complex, rapidly changing world of the 21st century. 



Theater Pokoleniy is a fully repertory company that does not receive any support from the state and lives on its box office, grants, and private donations. Such practices are common in the west, but are very new for Russia. The theater occupies a black box space on Lahtinskaya street at Petrogradskaya Storona in the city of St. Petersburg – a new sort of theater for a new sort of company.



Pokoleniy is a theater of generations: old traditions mix with new to give them strength. Families of artists gather to give shape to their visions and bring forward new stories for a new age. Please join us as we explore.