Aleksandr Arkhipov


Program Bio
April 2009: Princeton, New Jersey and New York
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Aleksandr Arkhipov is a Yekaterinburg based playwright. Of his work, he says,”I write plays not because I know something that I want to teach others, but to learn something myself. With each text, I hope to discover something new about myself, about the world, and about the people who inhabit it. They are all so different and so much alike at the same time.” Arkhipov, who studied with the eminent actor, director and playwright Nikolai Kolyada, now teaches playwriting at the Academy of Filmmaking at the Sverdlovsk Film Studio. He received a prize for Honor and Merit (2005) from the Ministry of Culture of the Russian Federation, as well as stipends to support his creative work. He was also awrded a medal for Contribution to National Culture from the Victor Rozov Foundation (2006). His plays, including The Underground God and Pavlov’s Dog, have been published in national journals are performed frequently across Russia and abroad.

  • Read a review of Arkhipov's play The Underground God by Moscow Times editor John Freedman (in English) or another in Russian.
  • Read the texts of Arkhipov's plays (in Russian).