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Emiliia Dementsova

Emiliia Dementsova
regional managing editor

Emiliia is a creative writer, theatre critic, editor and lecturer from Russia. She holds a PHD in theatre from the  Lomonosov Moscow State University Faculty of Arts, having written her dissertation on the  contemporary auteur and neo-auteur theatre in Russia.  She  is a member of the International Association of Theatre Critics, and the Russian Union of Journalists. Emiliia has acted as a cultural columnist for Critical Stages, European Stages, The Hollywood Reporter, Teatro, Theatre World, etc. Participant from Russia in The Conflict Zones (theatre project by The Union of the European Theatres). Author of more  than 500 publications about theatre and cinema. She is author of the course Profession: Theatergoer in Central House of the Journalists. The winner of the prizes (I place) - "Golden Pen", "Russian Word",  "Native Speech", "Russian Stil", International Tutchev Prize, "Yousmi Web-Journalism Awards" in the nomination "The Best Review Among Professionals" , Diploma of Russian Guild of Film Critics Award, "Young Talents of Moscow  and the International Press Club award called Challenge – XXI century for a series of theatre reviews she authored. Winner of the international literary competition of the International guild of writers "Across Chekhov" in the nomination "Essay". Judge of the theatre festival laboratory "Scene of action" and pitching of young Russian scriptwriters  Author of solo performance "Without intermission": theatre, art reading, lecture, Q&А.  Participant and speaker more than 50 conferences and forums including. "Russia. Innovations. Youth", "Future of Russia. Development prospects", "Lomonosov", "Theatre – an era of changes", "YOULEAD", "YouthVoice", "The modern Russian and European theatre".  She is a scholar of the Oxford Russia Fund and Italian government grant for foreign citizens. Grantee and participant of the project With and From One Another: Exchange of Cultural Actors, (Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich) Scholar of the International innovative forum "Interra".  Scholar of the Theatre Union of Russia and Ministry of Culture of Russia.  Co-author of several books including Almanac of modern Russian writers, 100 contemporaries about Yuri Lyubimov and others.  Author and presenters of the Cultural Environment program at the Radio Journalist.  Member of the jury of the Polish film festival "Wisła". Selector of the Kyoto Prize in Art and Philosophy  and the European Theatre Award.  Reader and lectrice - winner of the Moscow stage reader competition, laureate of the L. Tolstoy reader competition  and Marina Tsvetaeva competition. Member of literary volunteer program helping blind and weak-sighted people (recording audiobooks for the blind).

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