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Natalya Alshevskaya, who led the theater for 12 years, will remain in the collective as the head of the troupe.

Irina Apeksimova was appointed director of the theater “Commonwealth of Taganka Actors”. She is also the head of the Taganka Theater.

“The decision of the city Department of Culture will allow to consolidate the management of two theater buildings, which were originally one whole,” says Irina Apeksimova. “Now it is possible to ensure efficient management of this unified theater complex with all its technical and administrative complexities. As for creative issues, the plans for the season in both theaters have already been approved. “

Natalya Alshevskaya, who led the theater for 12 years, will remain in the collective as the head of the troupe. “I will be delighted to continue working in the theater, developing its traditions,” she said.

Artistic director of the Moscow Drama Theater “Modern” Yuri Grymov believes that this is a modern decision, the right one. The appointment is also supported by the worse director of the Malaya Bronnaya Theater, Konstantin Bogomolov.

“It seems to me that this decision is logical and promising. It is logical because Irina Apeksimova has proven her effectiveness as a theater manager. Promising because the theater was once split as a result of misunderstanding, resentment and ambition. Today these misunderstandings and ambitions should be a thing of the past. The theater must take the first step towards its reunification, towards finally becoming a single whole: both humanly, and creatively, and architecturally, ”he said.

The reunification of the Taganka Theater and the “Commonwealth of Taganka Actors” theater is a historically correct thing. The artistic director and director of the Moscow theater “Center for Drama and Directing” Vladimir Pankov is sure of this. He notes that today there are very few leaders who are ready to lead theaters, because this is not only an artistic component, but also a question of communication with people, as well as support for the economy: “Irina Apeksimova, whom I have known for a long time, managed in a short time to make the theater is functioning. “

The division of the Moscow Drama and Comedy Theater on Taganka happened in 1993. This happened because of the conflict of some actors with the director Yuri Lyubimov, after which they organized a new theater – “The Commonwealth of Taganka Actors”.

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