Eugenia Kregzhde

Born on July 15 in Riga (the USSR, Latvia).

In 2005 Eugenia Kregzhde graduated from the Boris Shchukin Theatre Institute (Mikhail Borisov’s course) and joined the Vakhtangov Theatre company the same year.

Among her first roles in the Theatre were such important ones as Valentina (‘The last summer in Chulimsk’ by Alexander Vampilov) and Deniza (‘Mademoiselle Nitouche’ by Hervé). At the beginning of her career Eugenia had already proved her talent both in psychological drama and in absurd musical comedy.

The role of Cressida in the play ‘Troilus and Cressida’ by William Shakespeare directed by Rimas Tuminas was a massive success. The young actress was highly recognized by audience and by critics.

Eugenia Kregzhde was extremely lucky to be invited by the legendary director of the Russian theatre Yuriy Lubimov to perform Lisa in his production ‘Demons’ (by Fyodor Dostoevsky).

Today Eugenia Kregzhde is one of the leading actresses of the young Vakhtangov Theatre company generation. She is performing the main characters of the Russian classical literature: Tatyana (‘Eugene Onegin’ by Alexander Pushkin), Katerina (‘The Storm’ by Alexander Ostrovsky) and Sonia (‘Uncle Vanya’ by Anton Chekhov).

Selected roles performed at the Vakhtangov Theatre and other stages include: Isabella (‘Measure for Measure’ by William Shakespeare) and Nina (‘The Elder Son’ by Alexander Vampilov).

Eugenia Kregzhde first appeared on screen in 2004. Selected filmography includes ‘Lily of the valley’, ‘At the Verkhnyaya Maslovka street’, ‘Love is love’, ‘Unreal story’, ‘So many intruders at our place!’, ‘Anything but simple story’, ‘Handymen’, ‘A globe spent on drink’, ‘The eyes of a vis-à-vis’, ‘The Gambler’, ‘Far side of the Moon 2’.

Eugenia Kregzhde is a laureate of several awards for theatre art; including the ‘Chrystal Turandot’, ‘MK’ newspaper Prize and a special gratitude form the Minister for Culture of the Russian Federation.

The Russian Ministry for Culture award for the contribution to the development of the theatre art and in connection with the 90th jubilee of the Vakhtangov Theatre, 2011
“Kristal Turandot” award as the Best Actress for the role of Katerina (“The STORM”), 2016

Valentina(Last summer in Chulimsk)
Deniza (Mademoiselle Nitouche)
Fatima (Ali Baba and forty thieves )
Bourgeois lady (If you run after two hares…)
Chomera (Dedication to Eve)
Beata, thief (Cyrano de Bergerac)
Zaika (Hedgehog in the Fog)
Maria Grushina (The little demon)
Arabella Gross (Truthful story of one quarter)
The Coast of Women
Cressida (Troilus and Cressida)
Sonya (Uncle Vanya)
Isabella (Measure for measure)
Female student (“Wilfull Participation” The Нaven)
Elisaveta Tushina (Demons)
Tatyana Larina (Eugene Onegin)
Katerina (STORM)

These Free Butterflies(Strastnoy Theatre Centre)
Forest(Art Partner XXI Century)

Landysh Serebristy-2, 2004
On Verkhnaya Maslovka, 2005
Just Love, 2006
Poinaekhali tut, 2011

Eugene Onegin

Andrzej Lukowski, Time Out London from 11 February, 2015