Location: Naberezhnye Chelny, Russian Drama theatre “Masterovye”
Address: Chulman prospect 77, Naberezhnye Chelny
The Drama theatre began its activity as an amateur theatre in 1976. Since that time it developed its direction to classical and modern drama plays in Russian for adults and children. Nowadays the theatre is one of the cultural centres of the city as well as of the republic.
“Each production of the Russian Drama theatre “Masterovye” becomes an event in the theatrical life of Naberezhnye Chelny and Tatarstan. Tickets for theatre performances are sold out a month in advance, and therefore local residents and guests of the city consider it a great success to attend the performances of “Masterovye”.
In the unique creative atmosphere of the theatre, magnificent productions were born – the best examples of classical and modern dramaturgy: “Marriage” (by N.V. Gogol), “Cylinder” (by E. de Philippe), “Pygmalion” (by B. Shaw), “Jolly Roger” (by D. Salimzyanov), “The Little Humpbacked Horse” (by P. Ershov), “The Snow Queen” (by E. Schwartz), “The Steadfast Tin Soldier” (by H.C. Andersen), and “The Nutcracker” (by E.A. Hoffman).
The Russian Drama theatre “Masterovye” has always been the centre of the city’s cultural life with a strong acting potential. With the arrival in 2013 of a new director, Armando Diamante, the institution has risen to a new stage in its development. Thanks to his great professional experience and managerial talent, strategic thinking and vision of prospects, Diamante immediately set ambitious plans for the team to improve the theatre’s activities and switch to more efficient development paths.
Remaining faithful to the canons of the Russian repertory theatre, “Masterovye” are open to bold experiments and unexpected artistic solutions. So, in 2013 – 2014, the repertoire billboard was enriched with several new productions at once: “Vassa” based on the play by M. Gorky – director Pyotr Shereshevsky (St. Petersburg), “Cinderella” by E. Schwartz – director Georgy Tsnobiladze (St. – Petersburg), “The Savage” by A. Kason – directed by Andrei Gavryushkin (St. Petersburg), “Mowgli” by R. Kipling – directed by Diana Safarova (Kazan).”
Based on the theatre site’s information