June 26/27    

Voronezh Chamber Theatre

Alexander Ostrovsky. "A PROFITABLE POSITION"

Director: Michael Bychkov




VORONEZH CHAMBER THEATRE was established in 1993 and its first play, "Berenice" by J. Racine, was performed in June 21, 1994. Today it’s one of the best repertory theatres of Russia, which has toured extensively in the country and abroad, taking part in the prestigious theatre festivals.

Chamber theatre expresses itself first of all through the actorand continues the best traditions of the Russian scene, trying to discover a sharp modern theatrical format the same time. In 2014 theatreis celebrating its 20th anniversaryand gets a new building with 2 stages.

According to Russian Forbes issue Voronezh Chamber Theater is in the Top 10 List of all-country provincial (except Moscow and St. Petersburg) theatres. Since 2012 company is one of 12 President of Russia grant recipients.




MICHAIL BYCHKOV is a director, artistic director of Voronezh Chamber Theatre as one of the most interesting and famous theatres among Russian provinces. He is a laureate of Stanislavsky Award, creator and general manager of an International Platonov Arts Festival. He graduated from GITIS. Since 1981 till 1983 worked at the theatre of the Baltic fleet named after Vs.Vishnevsky in Liepaja, Lithuania. Since 1983 till 1985 he worked as a director in Altai Youth theatre, Barnaul. Since 1988 he headed Voronezh Youth theatre. In 1993 Mikhail Bychkov founded Voronezh Chamber Theatre. His plays were always nominated to the "Golden Mask" Award. His creative manner is characterized by the fresh and original view on classic drama, sense of style and form with an absolute priority of the spiritual principle, the ability to combine all the elements in the performance of theatrical expression in a harmonic mood.




"Michail Bychkov not only the actuality but the immediacy of Ostrovsky's comedy with the respectful and careful attitude to classic writer's text. It turns out that the playwright's word of the XIX century does not disharmonize with the realities of the XXI century such as mobile phones, computers and karaoke etc." Ekaterina Danilova, "Kultura".


"It seems that "A Profitable position" directed by Michail Bychkov was not written in the XIX century, but in our era of mobile communication and heaped up computer  devices - then and now people are faced with a choice: to live by conscience or enter on a carrier? Bribe-takers, hypocrites, grabbers are still exist, just have become more presentable and respectable. This is scary". Tatyana Podyablonskaya, "Komsomolskaya Pravda".