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Marat Gatsalov
Principal Stage Director


Laureate of the  “Golden Mask” National Theatre Award:
  • 2010: “Life is Grand” (Pavel Pryazhko, 2009, Teatre.doc, Moscow)
  • 2011: “Exhibits” (Vyacheslav Durenkov, 2010, Prokopyevsk Drama Theatre)
  • 2013: as the Best Stage Director for the “August: Osage County” (Tracy Letts, 2011, “Globus” theatre, Novosibirsk) 
Laureate of the "Action for Supporting Theatre Initiatives" prize.
Laureate of the "Texture" film and theatre festival: Grand Prix in the "Best Production" nomination for the  “Exhibits” (Vyacheslav Durenkov, 2010, Prokopyevsk Drama Theatre).
Laureate of the "Novosibirsk Transit" festival in the "Best Production for the Small Stage" nomination for the “August: Osage County” (Tracy Letts, 2011, “Globus” theatre, Novosibirsk)
Laureate of the Kuzbass Award. 
He was awarded the President Grant for supporting creative projects of nationwide significance (2012).
Laureate of the "Post Fact" festival in the "Best Production for the Grand Stage" nomination for the "Drunk" (Ivan Vyrypaev, 2019, Teatr-Teatr, Perm). 


Actor, stage director and tutor. In 2009 Marat Gatsalov graduated from the Directing Faculty of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts — GITIS (Sergey Artsybashev and Yury Ioffe’s workshop).  

In 2009–2012 he was a Deputy Head of the Dramaturgy and Directing Center (Moscow), where he also initiated and headed the creative laboratory “Workshop on the Begovaya” that more than 50 young directors took part in. From 2010 to 2012 Gatsalov was the Principal Stage Director of the Prokopyevsk Drama Theatre. In 2011–2013 he led the programme of contemporary dramaturgy “Living Spaces” at the “Territory” festival. In 2012–2014 Marat Gatsalov worked as the Artistic Director of the Russian Theatre in Estonia (Tallin). From 2013 to 2016 he was the Principal Stage Director of the New Stage of Alexandrinsky Theatre in St. Petersburg.

His production “The Coming of the Body” in the Dramaturgy and Directing Center was acclaimed as one of the most resonant theatre premieres of the 2010–2011 season. 

In 2017 Gatsalov along with conductor Valery Gergiev staged the music drama “Salome” at the Mariinsky Theatre.