The Stanislavsky Season International Theater Festival was founded in 2004. It is held in Moscow every fall. Its main goal is to introduce a wide audience to the best theatrical productions by directors who have been awarded the Stanislavsky Prize, as well as those who follow the traditions of Russian theater.
Every year, the residents and guests of Moscow are given a unique chance to see outstanding productions by directors from different countries. Over the years, the festival have featured theater companies from Belgium, Lithuania, Italy, Japan and many other countries. Spectators enjoy theater productions by famous Russian directors as well as get acquainted with the work of world renowned directors who are well-known in Europe but little known in Russia. The festival is popular among both sophisticated theatergoers and those who have just discovered the wonderful world of theater.
Over the years, the Stanislavsky Season festival has welcomed theater directors from all over the world such as Matthew Lenton (Scotland), Luk Perceval (Belgium), Kama Ginkas (Russia), Peter Brook (England), Krystian Lupa (Poland), Eimuntas Nekrošius (Lithuania). Nekrošius is a frequent guest of the festival, his productions always attract a lot of attention and cause serious discussions due to the director’s unconventional approach. Nekrošius is often called the master of modern visual theater.
The Stanislavsky Season International Theater Festival is organized by the International Stanislavsky Foundation. The foundation curates many projects including the Stanislavsky Award which is given for the outstanding achievement in acting, book publishing, and the reconstruction of the Lyubimovka estate where Stanislavsky spent a large portion of his childhood and tried his hand at acting for the first time.