Marija Jewsiejewna Rewiakina


Date and place of birth: 1954, Novosibirsk, Russia

Living place: Moscow, Russia

Theme: Publication

ECC Participation: Congress Council, publication

photo: Vladimir Lupovskoi

Maria Revyakina has served as the General Director of the Golden Mask Festival in Moscow since 2004. She lectures at the Department of Theatre Management and Economy at the Anton Chekhov School-Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre (MKhAT). She is a graduate of the Novosibirsk Electrotechnical Institute and the Faculty of Theatre History and Criticism at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS).

“The more involved people become in different forms of culture, the fewer problems society will have.”

A long-time resident of Novosibirsk, the informal capital of Siberia, Revyakina worked in the local government’s cultural liaison office and was the chairwoman of the local branch of the Union of Theatre Actors. From 1987 to 2001, Revyakina directed the Novosibirsk Globus Theatre, turning it into an efficient institution and one of the nation’s most artistically outstanding theaters. She completed internships at Louisville’s Stage One Children’s Theatre (1993) and the Salzburg Academy for Art Management (1995). Among her greatest accomplishments is the International Christmas Arts Festival in Novosibirsk, an event that boasts a consistently ambitious repertoire.

In 2000, Revyakina was appointed Executive Director of the Golden Mask. She led the MKhaT from 2001 to 2003, working alongside Oleg Tabakov. She is a winner of the “Honored Worker of Culture of the Russian Federation” prize, a state prize awarded by the Russian government.

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