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"He is
a world-class actor, director and writer, who has devoted his life to both Chekhovs, learning and directing the uncle's plays while researching and teaching the nephew's acting method." This definite statement of the interviewer describes, however, just a part, although significant one, of Mr. Tkachenko's intensive and versatile lifetime work in the arts

Victor S. Tkachenko started as an actor, then a director at the Leningrad State University Theatre. Mr. Tkachenko holds MFA in directing and acting from the Leningrad Institute of Theatre and Music where he studied directing with professor Georgy Tovstonogov. Mr. Tkachenko directed about fifty classical and modern plays and musicals, and played characters from Chekhov, Pushkin, Durrenmatt, Anouilh, Sebastian, and others. He is the author of two plays, short stories, and numerous stage adaptations and librettos for internationally staged musicals; for some of them he served not only as the author of a play and lyricist, and director, but also as a music director and a choreographer. His articles and essays were published in theatre magazines and newspapers.


Victor S. Tkachenko founded and led theatre companies and theatre centers internationally, including Michael Chekhov Studio at the Anton Chekhov Museum in Moscow, Michael Chekhov Center in Ridgefield, a town in Connecticut, where the Michael Chekhov School in America operated in 1939 - 1943. Mr. Tkachenko is a creator of the annual Michael Chekhov Festival in Ridgefield. He is a recipient of government awards and grants.
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"He is, however, the most unique man of the world. His kindness and hospitality match his passion for his life's work. His excitement about art gives his visitor hope in perilous  time. ... And Tkachenko, with no artifice and no cloak - only his intellect, courage, perseverance and creativity -- serves as an inspiration  for all of us,  onstage or off." 
                                                                                      
Stephen P. Herman, Pen World

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The Darling by Anton Chekhov, Two Chekhov's Production, Fort Worth/New York; The Wandering Stars by Sholom Aleikhem, Theatre Artists Workshop, Westport CT; Days and Journeys of Abba Shuster, Frampol’s Shoemaker by Bashevis Singer, Independent Troupe, Haifa; The Marriage by Nicolai GogolBeit Zvi School of Performing Arts, Tel Aviv; Constant Wife by Somerset Maugham, Comedia Theatre, Nizhniy Novgorod; The Smart Widow  by Carlo Goldoni, co-directed with Silvio Manini, co-project, MCRF, UILT and Teatro Stabile Monzese, Italy; Mam'zelle Nitouche by Herve, Arzamas Theatre, Russia; The Seagull by Chekhov, Arzamas Theatre; Pygmalion by Bernard Show, Comedia Theatre, Nizhnii Novgorod; The Fairytale About Tsar Saltan by Pushkin, Arzamas Theatre; The Portrait of M-ll Tarjie by Elagin,  Arzamas Theatre; The Golden Horse or The Version of  Theatrical Novel by Bulgakov, Arzamas Theatre; The Cherry Orchard by Chekhov, Arzamas Theatre; Jealous of Herself  by Tirso de Molina,  Arzamas Theatre; The Blizzard  by Aleksandr Pushkin, Center of Theatre Research, Moscow; Kubik-Rubik by Mikhail Bogomolny, Teatr na Trifonovskoy, Moscow; Mozart and Salieri  by Pushkin, Center of Theatre Research, Moscow; Kira, Natasha…  by Mikhail Bogomolny, Central Actors’ House, Moscow; Hercules and Augean Stables by Friedrich Duerrenmatt, Center of Theatre Research, Moscow; Scenes from a Country Life by Chekhov, Michael Chekhov Studio at Anton Chekhov House Museum, Moscow; The Poor Gentleman by Tourgenev, Drama Theatre, Vladimir; Antigona by Jean Anouilh, Palace of Arts, St. Petersburg, Russia; The Entertainer by Viktor Rozov, Institute of Theatre and Music, St. Petersburg; Ring Around the Moon by Jean Anouilh, Leningrad State University Theatre; Jubilee and The Proposal by Anton Chekhov, Leningrad State University Theatre

 

 

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Lorenzo, Theatre of Michael and Lorenzo by Victor S. Tkachenko, Two Chekhov Theatre Company. Muravchik, The Wandering Stars, Theatre Artists Workshop, Westport, CT. Storyteller, Neighbor, Captain, Reporter, Days and Journeys of Abba Shuster, Independent Company, Haifa. Trigorin, The Seagull by Anton Chekhov, Arzamas Repertory Theatre. Faust, Chairman, Narrator, The Blizzard by Pushkin, Center of Theatre Research, Moscow. Salieri, Mozart and Salieri by Pushkin,Center of Theatre Research, Moscow. Augean, Hercules and Augean Stables by Duerrenmatt, Center of Theatre Research, Moscow. Vershinin, Scenes from a Country Life by Anton Chekhov, Michael Chekhov Studio, Moscow. Astrov, Scenes from a Country Life by Anton Chekhov, Michael Chekhov Studio. Dorn, Scenes from a Country Life by Anton Chekhov, Michael Chekhov Studio. Illarion, I, Grandma, Iliko and Illarion by Dumbadze, Institute of Theatre and Music, Leningrad. Grig, The Star Without a Name by Mihail Sebastian,  Leningrad State University Theatre. Patrice Bombelles, Ring Around the Moon by Jean Anouilh, Leningrad State University Theatre. Dymba, The Wedding by Anton Chekhov, Leningrad State University Theatre..Roman,The Beautiful Sabinian Women by Leonid Andreyev, Leningrad University Theatre. Nubian, The Horse in the Senate by Leonid Andreyev, Leningrad University Theatre  

 

 

 

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