Vereshchagin, Fedor Grigor’evich
Born May 4 (17), 1910, in Nikolaev. Soviet stage director. People’s Artist of the USSR (1977). Member of the CPSU since 1954.
Vereshchagin graduated from the department of stage directing of the Kiev Institute of Theatrical Arts in 1941. From 1941 to 1943 he was administrator and artistic director of the Frontline Theater of the Red Army. He was engaged as principal stage director of the N. K. Sadovskii Vinnitsa Theater of Music and Drama in 1948 and became administrative director as well in 1955. He was one of the first to stage N. Ia. Zarudnyi’s Veselka (1958) and Dead God (1959) and I. F. Stadniuk’s People Aren’t Angels (1967). His other productions have included Franko’s The Dream of Prince Sviatoslav (1954) and Brecht’s The Caucasian Chalk Circle (1974).
Vereshchagin has been awarded the Order of Lenin and several medals.