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

David L. Borovsky


In the years 1947-1950 has studied at the Kiev Art School. With 15 years he worked in professional theatres in Kiev.

In 1956 he made his debut as artistic director in Kiev Russian Drama Theatre named after Lesya Ukrainka (“Lies with long legs” by Eduardo De Filippo). For many years collaborated with the director Leonid Varpahovsky, a pupil of Vsevolod Meyerhold. In 1965 in Kiev staged his first performance on the operatic stage — “Katerina Izmailova” by D. Shostakovich.

In 1967 he began working with Yuri Lyubimov. In 1973 he became a chief designer of the Moscow Taganka Theatre, where he worked for 30 years and raised more than 20 productions, including “Exchange“ and “House on the Embankment“ by Yuri Trifonov, „Alive” by B. Mozhayev, „Mother” by M. Gorky, «The Dawns Here Are Quiet …» B. Vasiliev, “Hamlet“ by W. Shakespeare, “Vladimir Vysotsky”, „Sharashka” by A. Solzhenitsyn. He worked with directors: G. Tovstonogov, A. Efros, A. Efremov, L. Dodin and others.

On the drama and opera houses from Russia, Italy, Germany, Hungary, France, Finland and the United States has put about 150 performances. Repeatedly was a member of the Prague Quadrennial (Gold Medal in 1971 and the Grand Prix in 1975), State Prize of Russia (1998), the National Award “Triumph” (1994), laureate of numerous domestic and foreign prizes.

2002 — The art director of the Chekhov Moscow Art Theatre.