Marat Gatsalov


Program Bio
October 2010: New Haven, Connecticut, and New York
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Marat Gatsalov studied acting at the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography (VGIK) and acted at several Moscow theaters before moving on to studying directing at the Russian Academy of Theatre Arts (GITIS). His 2008 diploma work “Junk,” based on the play by Mikhail Durnenkov, was featured in the Russian Case program of Moscow’s Golden Mask theater festival, and his production of “Life is Grand” by Pavel Pryazhko was named one of the top three plays of the 2008-2009 season and won a special prize at the Golden Mask festival in 2010. Returning to work by Durnenkov, Marat directed a version of “Exhibits” that won Best Play at Perm’s Tekstura Festival in 2010 and was featured at several other festivals in Russia. His current productions include “The Coming of the Body” by the Presnyakov brothers at the Kazantsev and Roschin Center for Drama and Directing, and “What” by Irina Vilkova at Teatr.doc.