Stas  ZhyrkovPhoto: Foto: Gianmarco Bresadola.
Stas Zhyrkov, Photo: Foto: Gianmarco Bresadola. 

Stas Zhyrkov

He studied acting and directing at the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. In 2008, he founded the independent Open View Theatre with Ksenia Romashenko. From 2014 to 2017, he was a lecturer in directing and acting at institutions including the Kyiv National University of Culture and Arts. Between 2014 and 2019, he was artistic director of the Golden Gate Theatre and, since 2019, has been artistic director at the Left Bank Theatre, both in Kyiv. Since 2021, he has also been head of the theatre department at the Kyiv Municipal Academy of Variety and Circus Arts. He has directed productions at Theater Magdeburg, the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus and the Schauspielhaus Zurich. His accolades include the Kyiv Pectoral theatre award in the category of Best Debut Director, the 2017 Merited Artist of Ukraine award and, in 2021, the Viva! award for Breakthrough of the Year in the art category.

Sich waffnend gegen eine See von Plagen (To Take Arms against a Sea od Troubles) (ОЗБРОЮЮЧИСЬ ПРОТИ МОРЯ ЛИХ)a prokect by Stas Zhyrkov and Pavlo Arie, Director: Stas Zhyrkov (World Premiere, 2022)
Postkarten aus dem Osten by Pavlo Arie, Martín Valdés-Stauber and Ensemble, Director: Stas Zhyrkov (World Premiere, 2023)