Theatre Festivals: “Golden Mask”
“Golden Mask” – is Russian Theatre Festival, National Theatre Prize is established in 1994 by Theatre Union of Russia and given for the performances of all genres of theater: drama, opera, ballet, operetta and musicals, puppet theater.
“Golden Mask” is held by the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography, Moscow Government, ELN Festival “Golden Mask”.
Since 2002, the general sponsor of the “Golden Mask” is Sberbank of Russia (Savings Bank). The president of the “Golden Mask” – is the People’s Artist of Russia Georgy Taratorkin.
Expert board, which includes theater critics, exercises the selection of the performances-participants of the festival.
Actors, directors, conductors, choreographers, theater artists belong to the jury of the “Golden Mask”. The culmination of the festival is the Awards ceremony “Golden Mask”. The ceremony is held in Moscow and broadcast on TV channel “Russia”.
The annual festival and awards ceremony are the main activities of the festival “Golden Mask”.
Moreover, the “Golden Mask” caused a number of major theatrical events, including Festival of contemporary plays “New Drama”, an international program of Russian Case, addressed to the foreign guests of the “Golden Mask”, edition of the book “The End of the theatrical era”, Bolshoi, Mariinsky, Maly Drama Theatre.
“Golden Mask” pays special attention to the tour policy, implementing the program “The best performances in the cities of Russia” jointly with the Federal Agency for Culture and Cinematography.