Sergey Genovach, stage director and professor

Winner of the State Prize of the Russian Federation, Distinguished Artist of Russia, Artistic Director of the Moscow Theatre Art Studio,

Artistic Director of the International Theatre Festival "The Stanislavsky Season"



The Boys, F. Dostoyevsky


The Gamblers, N. Gogol


Moscow to the End of Line, V. Erofeyev


A Dead Man's Memoir,

M. Bulgakov


The Battle of Life, Ch. Dickens


The Potudan River, A. Platonov


The Family in Decline, N. Leskov


Brother Ivan Fyodorovich,

F. Dostoyevsky


The Notebooks, A. Chekhov


Three Years, A. Chekhov


The Suicide, N. Erdman


Director's work of Sergey Genovach is distinguished by attention to the author's words, an urge to penetrate into the author's message and his perception of the world, and then to reproduce it with theatrical means of expression. Sergey Genovach tends to gather an ensemble of like-minded people. Working capability and a “family-like” production style are distinctive marks of his director's style. The productions staged at The Moscow Theatre Art Studio serve a vivid proof of that.


Sergey Genovach graduated from the Directors’ department of GITIS (Pyotr Fomenko’s workshop) in 1988 and started his teaching activity at the Directors’ chair. In 2004 he became Head of the Directors’ chair in the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (ex-GITIS).


From 1988 to 1991 he worked as a director in the Theatre-Studio Chelovek where he staged such productions as Pannochka after N. Gogol’s “Viy” and Illusion by P. Corneille.


From 1991 to 1998 he is a director of the Malaya Bronnaya Theatre. Among the productions of those years one can name King Lear by W. Shakespeare and a theatre trilogy The Idiot after F. Dostoyevsky’s novel.


In 1993 the repertoire of the newly founded Pyotr Fomenko’s Workshop Theatre embraces such productions staged by Sergey Genovach as Vladimir, 3-rd Class after N. Gogol and The Sound and the Fury after W. Faulkner. In 1996 he staged at Pyotr Fomenko’s Workshop Theatre a production entitled A Month in the Country after I. Turgenev’s play. The production participated in the Avignon Theatre Festival in 1997.


In 1994, 1996 and 1997 Sergey Genovach goes to Norway to stage productions after plays by A. Chekhov, H. Ibsen and W. Shakespeare.


In 2000 he presents Woe from Wit by A. Griboedov in the Maly Theatre in Moscow. In 2002 he stages a production after a play by A. Ostrovsky Truth is Good and Happiness is Better.


In 2004 Sergey Genovach stages The White Guard by M. Bulgakov in the Moscow Art Theatre (MKHAT). In 2005 he presents The Imaginary Invalid after J.-B. Moliere’s play.


In 2004 Zhenovach together with his students from the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts stages The Boys, a production after 9 chapters from “The Brothers Karamazov” by Dostoevsky. It became a first production of the future The Moscow Theatre Art Studio which was founded by Sergey Genovach the same year.




The State Prize of the Russian Federation

Stanislavski Award

The Golden Prize National Theatre Award for the productions The Idiot, Truth is Good and Happiness is Better, The Imaginary Invalid, A Family in Decline, The battle of Life, The Potudan River and Brother Ivan Fyodorovich

The Crystal Turandot Award for the production The Boys

The Russian Theatre Union Award for the productions Viy, Illusion, King Lear, Truth is Good and Happiness is Better and A Family in Decline

Alexandre Solzhenitsyn Litterature Award