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Jenya Berkovich is a dramatist, stage director and scenic coach. Born in Leningrad in 1985. As stage producer, graduated from Russian State Institute of Performing Arts (St. Petersburg). As stage director, graduated from Moscow Arte Thatre School under Kirill Serebrennikov. Since 2012 works also as dramatist and translator. Created Russian versions of such musicals and operas as Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street by Steven Sondheim, Bernarda Alba by Michael John LaChiusa, Spring Awakening by Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater, Viva la mamma! by Gaetano Donizetti, Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. In 2016 created a new poetic version of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt.


As essayist Berkovich collaborates with major professional magazines such as Zhurnal Teatr and St. Petersburg Theatre Magazine.


In 2011–2017 Berkovich led the following documentary stagings and social projects, functioning in each as dramatist, stage director, and curator:


Their Century (The ZIL Culture Center, Moscow)

Lived On(c)e (The Ruza Foster House, Moscow district)

Biryulevo. Discovery (The Druzhba Art Center, Moscow)

Nudelsuppe (Nemetsky National District, Altay, Russia)

Same Wind (The Yeltsin Center, Yekaterinburg)




L’Alouette by Jean Anouilh (Moscow Art Theatre)

A Man Who Had No Job after Joseph Brodsky (Joseph Beuys Theatre, Moscow)

Autland, a scenic oratorio by Sergej Newski (The Vinzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow)

Gerontophobia by Vadim Levanov (The Vinzavod Contemporary Art Center, Moscow)

The Russian Beauty by Victor Yerofeev (The Gogol-Center, Moscow)

Marina by Lyuba Strizhak (The Gogol-Center, Moscow)

Eugene Onegin by Alexander Pushkin (The Lee University, VA, USA)

The Penguins after Arc Leaves at 8 by Ulrich Hub (Moscow Youth Theatre)

Hamlet by Willam Shakespeare (The Sverdlovsk Academic Drama Theatre, Yekaterinburg)

A Human Love by Dmitry Bogoslovsky (Nottara Theatre, Bucuresti, Romania)

#GogolsMarriage after Nikolay Gogol (City Drama Theatre, Nizhnevartovsk)