Irina Volkovich

Dialogue Theater was established in 2003 by Irina Volkovich. She is the Producing Artistic Director and playwright. The Theater’s repertoire is comprised of her original scripts, devoted to great figures of Russian literature and culture such as, Boris Pasternak, Ivan Bunin, Anna Akhmatova, Nikolai Gumilev, Nikolai Erdman and others.

A native of Saint Petersburg, Russia, she obtained a Master of Arts degree at Saint Petersburg University and a degree in the History of Art at the State Hermitage Museum (also in Saint Petersburg, Russia).

The Dialogue Theater cast features prominent Russian actors, including Award-winning actress Yelena Solovey as well as, Svetlana Kifa, Rustem Galitch, Roman Freud, Inna Yesilevskaya, Liza Kaymin, Sergey Gordeev, Sergei Pobedinski, Snezhana Chernova, Irina Zagornova, and the pianist Michael Tsayger. All documentary film footage included in the perforamances is edited by Rawle Jackman and Yuri Avezov; art work used in the productions is the creatoin of artists Oleg Radvan and Rina Lyampe; production design is by Kira Melamed; and photography by Sergei Levochko.

The Dialogue troupe has performed at many venues in New York City, the tri-state area and Europe. Performances are in Russian and have received an overwhelmingly positive response in the English and Russian press in print, radio, and television both in the United States and Europe.