International theater festival Onlife IDEA Fest starts on October 1

An independent international streaming theater festival will be held from October 1 to December 17, 2022 Onlife IDEA Fest. 11 performances, 20 experts, 7 participating countries.

Poster of the international streaming theater festival Onlife IDEA Fest

Poster of the international streaming theater festival Onlife IDEA Fest

Now the modern theater is available to everyone: all the performances of the festival program can be watched for free and from anywhere in the world.

Last season, 36 countries of the world joined.

“We used to think that we had opened a new theater venue. In fact, we opened a new theatrical planet. And such a theater is the future,” said the chief director of the festival Ruslan Kutlyev.

Performances from Germany, the United Arab Emirates, Moldova, Kazakhstan, Estonia, Kosovo and Russia take part in the autumn season of Onlife IDEA Fest. 11 performances are specially adapted for the stream format and are broadcast live, and after each premiere, the audience will have a discussion with actors, directors and experts in real time.

The debate is attended by 20 experts – key figures from the world of theater, cinema and media:

  • theater critic and associate professor at the Moscow Art Theater School Pavel Rudnev,
  • actress Varvara Shmykova,
  • head of radio “Culture” Ksenia Lamshina,
  • actor and creator of the public “Theatrical people” Maxim Dreamling,
  • playwright and art director of the Lyubimovka Drama Festival Olzhas Zhanaidarov

and many others.

According to the Festival President Yana Balachevtsevain the first season, all experts unanimously recognized online as a new theatrical format.

“We are building an open theater that does not dictate any rules and has no boundaries. The viewer always has the feeling that the actor is playing just for him. A very high degree of trust and intimacy. And the theater is built differently, there are other directorial moves,” – said Yana Balachevtseva.

Onlife IDEA Fest gives viewers open access to theatrical art: thanks to modern digital technologies, all performances can be watched on any device.

Opening of the festival on October 1 at 19:00 (Moscow time).

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