National Academic Drama Theatre named after Maxim Gorky

In 1932 in Bobruisk under the direction of Vladimir Kumelski on base of traveling troupe actors the State Russian Drama Theatre of Byelorussian SSR was opened. At the end of 1940 it was decided to transfer the theater in Minsk. But this was prevented by the war. In 1943 the theater was re-established as a frontline with base in Moscow. The theater worked in Mogilev, then Grodno. From 1947 firmly established in Minsk. In 1955 the theater was named after Maxim Gorky. Central place in posters occupied Russian classics: “Meschane”, “Children of the Sun”, “Vassa Zheleznova” by Gorky, “Optimistic Tragedy” by V.Vishnevski “The Power of Darkness,”by Tolstoi, “Podnyataya Tselina” by M. Sholokhov “Masquerade ” by Lermontov,” Three Sisters “and” Uncle Vanya “by Chekhov. In 1994, for outstanding achievements in the performing theatre was awarded the honorary title of “Academic.” And in 1999 – the title of “National.”

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Belarusian Republican Theatre for Young People

The first Theatre of young spectator opened in Minsk in 1931 and lasted until July 1941. In 1937 the theater was headed by well-known director and teacher Yevstigney Mirovich. The theater was known not only in Belarus. The youngest, he was among the sixteen best theaters in the country. In 1951, the Bureau of the CC CP (B) Belarus adopted a decision: to build in 1951-1952. in Minsk Children’s Republican House. In 1941, war broke creative activity of the theater. She only resumed 8 April 1956 the play “How the Steel Was Tempered”.

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The New Drama Theatre

The New Drama Theatre is a unique national company with an excellent repertoire of other mainly intellectual direction. In its artistic career, it continues the traditions of the Belarusian theater school.

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The Belarusian Army Drama Theater

The Belarusian Army Drama Theater (BADT) – is the youngest of the public theaters. It was founded in 2003 on the initiative of Minister of Defense of Belarus Colonel-General A. Maltsev.

The artistic director of the theater was Alexei Dudarev – Honored Artist of Belarus, Laureate of: State Prize of the USSR, the Lenin Komsomol Prize of Belarus, special prize of the President of the Republic of Belarus, the Union State prizes in literature and art and is classic of native drama.

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