Theatre of Nations

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The Theatre of Nations is based in the building of the former Korsh Theatre, a private company, built in 1885. After the Korsh Theatre, a famous Moscow theatrical enterprise, was dissolved in 1933, the magnificent faux Russian mansion was given to the MKhAT for a second stage. The State Theatre of Nations, founded in 1991, received the building in a decrepit condition, in which it would remain for a long time. The building reopened after renovation in 2011, and now houses one of Moscow's most successful theatre companies. The theatre's original concept was to give up a steady company line-up. The only actor on staff at the Theatre of Nations is its creative director Yevgeny Mironov. Working in this format, the theatre has earned acclaim as a successful producer-side project. The Theatre of Nations owes its box-office success to big-name foreign guest directors, such as Alvis Hermanis, Robert Lepage, Thomas Ostermeier, Eimuntas Nekrošius and Robert Wilson, as well as cutting-edge Russian directors Andrey Moguchy, Kirill Serebrennikov, Dmitry Volkostrelov, and Filipp Grigorian. The star actors on the cast – Yevgeny Mironov, Chulpan Khamatova, Marina Neyelova, Liya Akhedzhakova, and others – also bring in the crowds.