The International Pacific Theatre Festival will be held from 24 September to 9 October 2021 in the city of Vladivostok as part of the theatre development programme in the Russian Far East. This programme was initiated by Yevgeny Mironov, People’s Artist of Russia and Artistic Director of the State Theatre of Nations in Moscow. This ambitious project is supported by the Russian President Vladimir Putin. The International Pacific Theatre Festival will become the central event of the programme. Owing to its long experience of staging international projects, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has entrusted the concept of the new festival in the Far East to the Chekhov International Theatre Festival. Its author is Valery Shadrin, Director General of the Chekhov Festival.
The goal of the International Pacific Theatre Festival is to present the best productions from the Pacific region and other countries to Far Eastern audiences. Besides the shows themselves, the people of Vladivostok will be able to appreciate an accessible educational programme, meeting the artists, hearing lectures and discussing productions.
Artistic Director of the State Theater of Nations, People's Artist of Russia
“I’m not the one to explain to you that this region holds a special place in our country, not only in the economic and political sense, but also in cultural. In recent years, much has been done to develop the creative teams of the region, but it seems to us that even more needs to be done, that the cultural “hunger” of the region’s community is far from being satisfied. It is also important that the people of the Russian Far East has a clear demand for strengthening artistic ties within the frames of the unified cultural space of Russia. On the other hand, you need to get to know your neighbors better - because the countries of this part of the world are rich in ancient cultural traditions”.
General Director of the Chekhov International Theatre Festival, Honored Artist of Russia
“Building on the many years of experience in organizing and conducting international theater events, the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation has entrusted Chekhov International Theatre Festival to prepare the program of the new Festival, and we are pleased to present this project. We hope that the Program in general and the International Pacific Theater Festival in particular will become important events for both the audience and the theater community of the Russian Far East, and will usher in a new tradition”.