Novosibirsk Young People's Theater TIuZ

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Novosibirsk Young People’s Theater (TIuZ)


a theater that opened in 1930 in Novosibirsk with a performance of Makar’ev’s Timoshka’s Mine. The theater’s basic troupe consisted of actors and directors of the Leningrad Young People’s Theater, including N. F. Mikhailov, V. Stratilatov, and E. G. Agaronova. At the time of the theater’s founding, a studio was also established.

The theater’s repertoire consisted of the best Soviet plays for children, including Shestakov’s Aul Gidzhe (1931), Kron’s Rifle 492116 (1934), The Music Team by Del’ (1935), and Shvarts’ Snow Queen (1939). During the Great Patriotic War (1941–45) the theater moved to the city of Anzhero-Sudzhensk, where it staged shows for children and adults. Among the best presentations were How the Steel Was Tempered, adapted from a work by N. Ostrovskii (1938), Fadeev’s The Young Guard (1947), Comrade Romantics by Sobol’ (1957), Shatrov’s In the Name of the Revolution (1962), Fonvizin’s The Minor (1970), and Mother’s Field, adapted from a work by Aitmatov (1972).

The directors R. R. Suslovich, P. V. Tsetnerovich, I. M. Sapozhnikov, P. L. Monastyrskii, and V. V. Kuz’min and the actress Z. F. Bulgakova have been associated with the Novosibirsk Young People’s Theater.

In 1974 the troupe included Honored Artists of the RSFSR D. I. Butenko, A. V. Garshina, V. S. Orlov, and V. G. Eirikh. L. S. Belov became the principal director in 1970.

The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.