IVAN VYRYPAEV - is the best-known and most frequently staged contemporary Russian playwright, theatre and film director, screenwriter, producer, and actor. The New York Times has described him as 'Europe's most promising playwright'. After graduating from the Theatre Academy in Irkutsk, he has worked with theatres in Magadan, Kamchatka, and Irkutsk. From 2005-2016 he worked with the iconic Praktika Theater, where he was the artistic director (2013-2016). He has staged several dozen productions in leading theatres across Europe. Vyrypaev's dramas create a new type of communication with the viewers: the actors and the audience are aware of their mutual presence; the defective language becomes simultaneously poetic and metaphysical. His plays have been staged in the best theatres in the world.
"IRAN CONFERENCE". Russian Theatre in Cinemas (San Francisco)
Written by Ivan Vyrypaev
Directed by Igor Sergeev, Vladimir Kuznetsov
Production: Takoy Theatre, Saint Petersburg
Igor Sergeev and Vladimir Kuznetsov’s multi Golden Mask nominated production of Ivan Vyrypaev’s thought-provoking and timely “Iran Conference” takes place at a symposium in Denmark where influential public figures and scientists gather to discuss the current clash of modern Western liberal ideology with traditional religious consciousness and way of life. An attempt to present reports prepared by the lecturers quickly transforms into a lively conversation about spirituality, ethical dilemmas, and personal experiences related to the condition of humanity today. Vyrypaev’s aim is, of course, not to deliberate on the East/West friction, but to present a true-to-life philosophical parable about humanity, faith, and love.
Presented in Russian with English subtitles.