The St.Petersburg Masterskaya Theatre is a professional dramatic theatre founded in 2010 by the Acting and Directing class of Professor Grigory Kozlov at the St. Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Kozlov has been teaching at the Academy since 1995. Graduates from his class have distinguished themselves with their professionalism, rare scenic education and adherence to the esthetic and ethical principles of the Petersburg theatre school of G. A. Tovstonogov, A. I. Katsman and Z. Y. Korogodsky.
All of the theatre’s actors are graduates of Professor Kozlov’s class. More than just classmates, they belong to a single school of theatre. Even as students of the Academy they already distinguished themselves with their powerful performances, each of which was a theatrical event, attracting the attention of the critics and the praise of the public. Kozlov’s class was spoken of as a unique theatrical collective of like-minded persons that must be conserved. Thus was the Masterskaya Theatre born.
The theatre’s repertoire is made up of productions staged by Grigory Kozlov and his student directors. This repertoire stands apart due to its range of genres and styles and it is addressed to the widest demographic.