On September 30, Oleg Tabakov’s Moscow Theater School started accepting online applications for participation in auditions. The first audition will take place in Yekaterinburg. Graduates of grades 9-10 and first-year college students are allowed to apply. Applications will be accepted from September 30 to November 3, 2022 through the form on the School website.
Recruitment to the School consists of several stages: first, applicants need to send a questionnaire with a video business card, then prepare a program for face-to-face auditions in front of the artists of the Tabakov Theater and artistic director Vladimir Mashkov. Applicants selected by the commission at auditions in the regions will be invited to Moscow to participate in the final competition. According to the results of the competition, 24 applicants will become students of the Tabakov School. They will study and live free of charge in the historical center of Moscow, learn the profession of an artist under the guidance of theater and film stars, and from the first year they will play on the stage of one of the leading theaters in Russia.
“We continue the tradition laid down by our founder, Oleg Pavlovich Tabakov, and once every two years we travel to the regions of Russia in search of our future students. Now we are opening a set of applicants for the 2023-2024 academic year and have already determined the cities in which auditions will be held – these are Yekaterinburg, Tula, Kemerovo, Khabarovsk, Krasnoyarsk, Krasnodar and Moscow. The first auditions will take place in Yekaterinburg on November 12 and 13,” said Vladimir Mashkov, artistic director of the Tabakov Theater and School.
The Oleg Tabakov Moscow Theater School is the only theater educational institution in Russia that since 2019 has been implementing an experimental educational program of higher education integrated with the educational program of secondary general education. After five years of study, graduates of the School receive a diploma of higher education with the qualification “Drama Theater and Cinema Artist”.
The founder of the Tabakov School is People’s Artist of the USSR, Professor Oleg Tabakov. The artistic director of the Tabakov School is People’s Artist of Russia, theater and film actor, director Vladimir Mashkov. Among the masters and teachers are the acting artists of the Oleg Tabakov Theater Alena Lapteva, Vitaly Egorov, Sergey Ugryumov, Anna Gulyarenko, Sergey Belyaev, Yana Sexte, Artur Kasimov and others.