Chief director

Yuriy Butusov

Yury Nikolaevich Butusov was born in Gatchina (town near St.Petersburg) 24 September, 1961.

Since February 2011 Butusov is the director of The Lensovet Academic Theatre in Saint-Petersburg.

Butusov has tried himself in a number of professions and spheres, including shipbuilding industry and horse riding.

In 1996 Yury Butusov graduated from the directing department of The Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy (Irina Malochevskaya’s course) and the same year worked on the invitation of Vladislav Pazi as a director of The Lensovet Academic Theatre..

Butusov has gained his first fame for the earliest works including Nikolay Gogol’s Marriage (1995), Paradoxographer based on Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s  Notes From Underground (1996). His graduation work Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett), staged in The Krukovsky Canal Theatre in 1996, celebrated a great success. It received the first prize for the director’s work on the St.Petersburg’s festival The Christmas Parade and was proclaimed as “the event of the year”.

Yury Butusov taught at The Saint Petersburg State Theatre of Arts and The Russian University of Theatre Arts and staged Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure at The Vakhtangov Theatre (2010).

Ranks – Winner of “Golden Mask”
laureate of “Golden Soffit
Stanislavski Award
Winner of “The Seagull”

Among the works in St. Petersburg:
“Waiting for Godot” by S. Beckett (1996), “Woyzeck” by G. Buchner (1997), “Caligula,” Albert Camus (1998), “Bug” by Vladimir Mayakovsky (2000), “The Thief” by V. Myslivskomu ( 2002), “Eldest son” Vampilov (2002) – Lensovet Theater.
“Caretaker” by Pinter, G. (1997) – Foundry Theatre
“Death of Tarelkin” by Sukhovo-Kobylina (2001);
“Man = Man” by Brecht (2008) – Alexandrinsky Theatre;

Among the works in Moscow:
“Makbett” by E. Ionesco (2002), “Richard III» (2004) and “King Lear” (2006) by William Shakespeare, “The Seagull” by Chekhov (2011) – theater “Satyricon”;
“Resurrection. Super” by Presnyakov Brothers (2004) — Tabakov Theatre;
“Hamlet” by William Shakespeare (2005) and “Ivanov” by Chekhov (2009) – The Anton Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre;
Overseas production:
“Woyzeck” by G. Buchner, “The Seagull” by Chekhov (South Korea), “Crime and Punishment,” Dostoevsky, “Romeo and Juliet” by William Shakespeare (Theatre Halogaland, Norway).