Director/actor/playwright born in Krasnoiarsk, Siberia, in 1958, Alexandre Marine now works in Montreal, Quebec, and in Moscow.
He studied theatre immediately out of high school in Russia, first at the Oleg Tabakov workshop and then at the Moscow Arts School-Studio.
His first play - If I Would've Had Mountains of Gold - written in 1984 with M. Zuev, played across Russia. In 1987, the Theatre-Studio of the Tabakov was inaugurated with the production of Marine's The Armchair, directed by the author.
Soon he was directing and acting world-wide and received Russia's Lifetime Distinguished Artist Honour.
Marine has a particular interest in the play of Chekhov and ShakespeareThree Sisters at the
He has also acted in Russian films.
His work is marked by a vibrant imagination, a pointed sense of humour and an exuberant iconoclasticism. His Centaur production of Vanya was filled with sparkling imagery including a magnificent moment where papers flew around the anguished Yelena at the end of Act II and snow fell on Vanya and Sonia - indoors - at the end of Act IV.
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Last updated 2019-11-19