AMC Online | Shop Talk with Irina Kruzhilina – My life as a Scenographer, Artistic Director, and Teacher working in the U.S.

Join us on Thursday, June 8th at 8:00 p.m. MSK for a live conversation with Irina Kruzhilina, a New York-based theatre artist, scenographer, director, visual dramaturg and educator sharing her experience on creating work at the intersection of visual art, live performance, and civic engagement. Tune in and ask Irina your questions live! 

About the guest speaker:

Irina Kruzhilina is a New York-based theatre artist, scenographer, director, visual dramaturg, and educator, creating work at the intersection of visual art, live performance, and civic engagement. Her creative endeavors range from interdisciplinary downtown theatre to large scale parades, from opera to site responsive installations. Her work has been shown at Times Square, Tokyo Disney, BAM, Prague National Theatre, NY Philharmonic, and Barbican Center. Recent highlights include designing sets and costumes for Dimitry Krymov’s Cherry Orchard at the Wilma in Philadelphia, creating A Dozen Dreams, a large-scale immersive installation developed in partnership with En Garde Arts, directing NoPlace in collaboration with the New School of Drama, and creating environments for multiple site-specific performances with Arlekin Players Theatre. Irina is the founder of Visual Echo, a New York-based performance organization dedicated to facilitating generative dialogues among people from diverse backgrounds. Visual Echo’s original productions include Journey of a Dream, an intergenerational project created with Peace Child International to mark the UN’s 75th Anniversary, and “Мис”Translation, a participatory installation that explores the creative possibilities of verbal and artistic mis-matches. Irina’s work embraces collaborative artistic exchange among theatre makers from different backgrounds, fostering generous creative and educational environments that value a diversity of approaches and ideas. Irina is a faculty member at the New School of Drama, where she co-developed a new MFA program in Contemporary Theatre and Performance. 

About the moderator:

Seema Sueko grew up in Honolulu, with a Pakistani father and a Japanese American mother. Conversations about the arts, politics and community wove through her upbringing, stitching the tapestry of her core belief: theater is transformative and can contribute to building successful communities when we intentionally activate this art form for the public benefit. Today, Seema directs stage, film, consensus organizing and R&D projects and productions for theaters, think tanks, and the greater good.



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