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Alexander Y. Popov

Graduate ofáthe Russian Academy ofáTheatre Arts/GITIS (MFA ináTheatricology), heájoined Tabakov Studio Theatre iná1981átoábecome its first Literary Manager and later Executive & Literary Director. áHeáwas anáapprentice atáthe Moscow Art Theatre (1983-1985), and anáintern atáthe Royal National Theatre ináLondon (1989) and atáthe American Repertory Theatre ináBoston (1991). Iná1990-91áMr.áPopov co-produced The Acting Company/Tabakov Theatre touring exchange ofá16ácities ináthe USA and the former Soviet Union. Iná1992áheáco-founded (with Oleg Tabakov) Stanislavsky Summer School ináCambridge, MA, and remains its President. Mr.áPopov taught drama history atáCarnegie Mellon University (1993-1997), where heáwas also Program Manager for the Graduate Acting Program, and atáthe Institute for Advanced Theatre Training atáHarvard (1997-2000) where heáwas Administrative Director. Iná2005áheáestablished ArtsLand Festival ináBoston showcasing European playwrights and directors. Heáserved asáRussian coordinator for The Ford Foundation Theatre Management Program (1991, 1993), and asáProject Director ofáthe USIA/The Soros Foundation'Arts ináRussia' project (1992). áIná2000-2003áheáwas General Manager ofáthe Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre. His translation credits include Ostrovsky's Diary ofáaáScoundrel (directed byáOleg Tabakov ináMoscow iná1996áand produced byáStudio Six ináNew York City iná2008), Copenhagen byáMichael Frayn and Beast onáthe Moon byáRichard Kalinoski (currently playing atáthe Moscow Art Theatre). His recent book, Against The Time: History ofáaáTheatre Basement, was published ináMoscow iná2008. áMr.áPopov was Executive Producer atáStage Entertainment Russia, where his credits includeáMamma Mia! (2006) and Beauty and the Beast (2008). Iná2010áheáhas founded The Musical Theatre with Mikhail Shvydkoy, and has producedáThirties Forever and The Embezzlers.áAfter working ináthe commercial sector for almost 10áyears, heáreturned toáthe Moscow Art Theatre asáProducer ofáInternational Projects. Heáisáalso Associate Head ofáProducing and Theatre Management atáthe Moscow Art Theatre School.