People's Artist of the Russian Federation, Laureate of the State Prize of the Russian Federation

David L. Borovsky

Set Designers

Maria Plahova

Costume Designers

Lighting Designers


In the years 1947-1950has studied atthe Kiev Art School. With 15years heworked inprofessional theatres inKiev.

In1956hemade his debut asartistic director inKiev Russian Drama Theatre named after Lesya Ukrainka (“Lies with long legs” byEduardo DeFilippo). For many years collaborated with the director Leonid Varpahovsky, apupil ofVsevolod Meyerhold. In1965inKiev staged his first performance onthe operatic stage “Katerina Izmailova” byD.Shostakovich.

In1967hebegan working with Yuri Lyubimov. In1973hebecame achief designer ofthe Moscow Taganka Theatre, where heworked for 30years and raised more than 20productions, including “Exchange“ and “House onthe Embankment“ byYuri Trifonov, „Alive” byB.Mozhayev, „Mother” byM.Gorky, The Dawns Here Are Quiet B.Vasiliev, “Hamlet“ byW.Shakespeare, “Vladimir Vysotsky”, „Sharashka” byA.Solzhenitsyn. Heworked with directors: G.Tovstonogov, A.Efros, A.Efremov, L.Dodin and others.

Onthe drama and opera houses from Russia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Finland and the United States has put about 150performances. Repeatedly was amember ofthe Prague Quadrennial (Gold Medal in1971and the Grand Prix in1975), State Prize ofRussia (1998), the National Award “Triumph” (1994), laureate ofnumerous domestic and foreign prizes.

2002 The art director ofthe Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre.