Aleksandr Koruchenkov

Aleksandr Koruchekov was born 9 March, 1968 in Dzhankoy.  In 1992 he graduated from the acting department of The Boris Shukin Higher Theatre School, the course of Yury Ashvarov. After that Koruchekov joined the troupe of the Satirikon Theatre where he played such characters as Romeo (William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet, directed by Konstantin Raikin), Don Baker (Leonard Gershe, Butterflies are free, directed by Konstantin Raikin), Titta-Nane (Carlo Goldoni, The Chioggia Scuffles, directed by Konstantin Raikin), Maksim (Iris Murdoch, The Servants and the Snow directed by Elena Nevezhina) and many others. Aleksandr Koruchekov also had a role of a messenger at the Tovstonogov Bolshoi Drama Theatre (Jean Anouilh, Antigone, directed by Temur Chkheidze).  In 2006 Koruchekov graduated from the directing department of the The Russian University of Theatre Arts (the course of Sergei Zhenovach). In 2004 a piece from the Shakespeare’s As You Like It was staged and became Koruchekov’s graduation work. Later that year this play took part in the International Festival of Young Theatres in Omsk. In the summer of 2005 the play was included in the youth experimental program of the VI International Chekhov Festival. Later that year As You Like It was added to the repertoire of the Theatre Art Studio.   Koruchekov also plays in several performances of the studio (Alexei Karamazov in The Boys and Shloima Kurlender in Marienbad).  Aleksandr Koruchekov is teaching at the Sergei Zhenovach’s studio and at The Boris Shukin Theatre Institute. As a director, Koruchenkov has staged there Dostoyevsky’s The Possessed (2009) and a number of plays at The Shukin Drama School, namely William Shakespeare’s Macbeth (2007), Bertolt Brecht’s Fear and Misery of the Third Reich (2009), Anton Chekhov’s Peasant Wives (2010), a comedy piece from commedia dell’arte (2011). Fear and Misery of the Third Reich was awarded with the Gold Leaf Award for the best cast. In December 2011 a piece from commedia dell’arte (The Comedy of Craft) was added to the repertoire of The Vakhtangov Theatre.