Boris Milgram

Artistic director of the festival


Born on the 27th of May in Odessa.

Graduated from Perm Polytechnic Institute. Passed Ph.D. thesis. In 1987 founded the New Youth theatre in Perm. The production of “Zoo Story”, directed in the New Youth theatre, had a tremendous success in Russia and abroad.

In 1989 graduated from GITIS, was taught by Anatoly Vassiliev.

Worked as a director in Moscow Mossovet Theatre, in Moscow Variety theatre, in “School of contemporary play” theatre.

Was one of the first to master commercial non-repertory theatre creating a variety of splendid productions recognized by the press and theatre community.

Taught in GITIS and VGIK.

Was a prize-winner at the international theatre festivals.

Since May, 2004 – 2008 – was an Artistic Director of Perm Academic Drama theatre. Under the leadership of B. Milgram, the theatre principally changed its concept and its name and at the present day it is Perm Academic Theatre-Theatre: the theatre where there is time and space for very different theatres.

In 2008 Boris Milgram was appointed the Minister of Culture, Youth Policy and Mass Communications of Perm Krai.

Since December 2010 he holds the post of Vice-Premier and Head of the Projects Office Perm – European Capital of Culture.