People’s Artist of the RSFSR (1989)
The actress gained popularity after the film “Seven Winds” (1962), directed by Stanislav Rostotsky and written by Rostotsky and Alexander Galich. Her co-stars included Vyacheslav Tikhonov, Vyacheslav Nevinny and Sofia Pilyavskaya. It was presented at film festivals in Cannes (France), Karlovy Vary (Czechoslovakia, now the Czech Republic) to name a few. Later Vladimir Vysotsky dedicated to Larisa Luzhina his song “She’s Been to Paris,” after she had told him about her trips abroad.
Larisa Luzhina was decorated with the Order of Friendship (2009)
In 2014 Channel One broadcast a documentary about the actress “She’s Been to Paris.” In 2016 “Russia 1” Channel showed a biographical film “Personal. Larisa Luzhina.”
She is the author of the book “A Vertical Life” (2017)
A drama and film actor, a VGIK graduate (class of V. P. Fokin). Stock actor of the Moscow Youth Theatre. His filmography comprises “Text”, “Lavrova’s Method”, “My Dad Baryshnikov”, etc.
Producer of the “Kultura” Channel programs “The Leading Role” and “News. Details. Theatre.”
Born in Moscow, Marina Korostulyova graduated from the Theatre Studies Department of the Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinema (LGITMiK) in 1977. She lectured on dramatic art and hosted theatrical parties at the Bakhrushin Theatre Museum for over ten years. She also managed Stage Directing Laboratories in the Theatre Union of the Russian Federation in collaboration with such high-profile stage directors as G. Tovstonogov, A. Efros, A. Goncharov, V. Pluchek. She worked as the playreader at the Moscow Academic Theatre of Satire for fourteen years.
Director, actress. GITIS graduate (class of O. L. Kudryashov).
Stage productions: “The Goat, or Who is Sylvia,” “Natasha’s Dream”, “Diary of a Madman”, etc. are performed in both Russia and China.
Born in 1982 in Izmir, Turkey. She was educated at Izmir Municipality Theatre and Izmir Youth Theatre when she was in high school. She studied at Yeditepe University, Fine Arts Faculty, Theatre Acting Department (2005).
After graduation, she worked at Amsterdam Theatre Rast, Istanbul Tiyatro Oyunevi, Ahsap Cerceve Puppet Theatre, Nilufer Municipality Theatre, Istanbul National Theatre, and Bursa National Theatre. In 2011, she graduated from Bahcesehir University Acting Department Master Degree Programme and worked for Bahcesehir University as a lecturer. And also she studied at Dokuz Eylul University Fine Arts Faculty Theatre Department Ph.D. Program and Sofia National Academy Theatre Film Arts Theatre Directing Department.
She translated Jeton Neziraj, Edward Bond, Simona Semevic, Lia Karavia, Stefan Capaliku, Ilir Gjocaj, Neda Nejdana, Olexander Viter, Cevdet Bayray, Tino Caspanello’s texts from English to Turkish. She wrote two family plays “Grimms” and “A Flamingo’s Happy And Floral Life” with her colleague Cagri Yılmaz and one puppet play called “Ekin’s Adventure”.
Now, she works for Bahcesehir University Conservatory Performing Arts as a head of department since 2020.