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Soshnikov Stanislav

Actor

Stanislav was born on June 16, 1989. In 2011 he graduated from Mikhail Semyonovich Shchepkin Higher Theatre School (course of O.N. Solomina and Y.M. Solomin) and joined the Maly Theatre’s company. Stanislav made his professional stage debut, being a student, when he performed a small part in the historical chronicle by Alexander Ostrovsky «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky», directed by Vladimir Dragunov. He made his debut as an actor of the Maly Theatre’s company in «The Last Term» by Valentin Rasputin.

Stanislav Soshnikov is proving to be one of the most exciting new artists of his generation. Given the intensity and variety of the roles he has played, he truly is a versatile actor, who is also a great and reliable team member.

His big stage success came when he landed the role of a tragicomical Falaley in «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky. Stanislav played a faithful boy, who constantly comes under attacks of domestic tyrant Opiskin. Opiskin reproaches him for «indecent dreams» about the white bull and other «sins». Soshnikov plays on the edge of the grotesque, but his acting is not in the least absurd on the stage. His character is both silly and poignant.

In 2016 a young artist played Pavel in «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky – a very complex and contradictory character. Having a physical deformity, he becomes morally ugly as well. Soshnikov creates an acute characterization of the role, demonstrating both a subtle understanding of the psychology of his hero, and magnificent balance of the body. The actor deserved high praise for his diligent and expert work in this theatre production.

Like every young artist, Stanislav is actively engaged in the children's repertoire of the theatre. Apart from performing in «The Snow Queen», «Smart Things», «Cinderella», as well as «The Minor», he, along with Grigoriy Skryapkin, arranges and participates in interludes that are played before the beginning of children's performances. Soshnikov was actively involved in the preparation of the re-opening of the Maly Theatre's historical stage in December 2016 - he selected photos and videos, created a video sequence. Apart from that Stanislav regularly contributes to the activities and events held at A.I.Sumbatov-Yuzhin's Memorial Apartment.

Roles in the Maly Theatre:

2007 – Strelets, «Dmitry the Pretender and Vasily Shuisky» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2009 - Johannes, the robber, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2011 - Ilya, «The Last Term» by Valentin Rasputin, directed by Olga Solomina

2011 – The Gardener, «Smart Things» by Samuil Marshak, directed by Vasiliy Fyodorov

2011 - Moth, «Love’s Labour’s Lost» by William Shakespeare, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2012 - A servant in the house of Argan, «The Imaginary Invalid»by J.-B. Molière, directed by Sergey Zhenovach

2012 - A servant in Ogudalova's house, «Without a Dowry» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Yuri Solomin

2012 - Kizhi and Pastry cook, «Cyrano de Bergerac» by Edmond Rostand, directed by Georges Lavaudant

2013 - Falaley, «The Village of Stepanchikovo and Its Inhabitants» by Fyodor Dostoyevsky, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2014 - First court, «Cinderella» by Evgeny Schwartz, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2014 - Ushakov, «The Theatre of the Empress» by Edvard Radzinsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2014 - Milon, «The Minor» by Denis Fonvizin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2015 -Karkunov's employee, «The Heart is not a Stone» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2016 - Pavel, «Vassa Zheleznova. The First Version» by Maxim Gorky, directed by Vladimir Beylis

2016 - Vasiliy, Frol Fedulych's worker, «The Last Sacrifice» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2017 - Musician, «King Lear» by William Shakespeare, directed by Anton Yakovlev

2017 - Vasya, the merchant, «Talents and Admirers» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2017 - Vasiliy, Vasilkov's valet, «Money to Burn» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2018 - Monsieur Loyal, «Tartuffe» by Molière, directed by Vladimir Dragunov

2018 - Dormedont, «Late Love» by Alexander Ostrovsky, directed by Andrey Tsisaruk

2018 - Mitya Kuldarov, Alexey Dmitrievich and Popov, «Re-reading Chekhov» (based on Anton Chekhov's short stories), directed by Elena Olenina

2018 – Forest Spirit, «The Tale of Tsar Saltan» by Alexander Pushkin, directed by Vitaliy Ivanov

2019 - Stepan, «Marriage» by Nikolai Gogol, directed by Yuri Solomin

2019 - The Storyteller, «The Snow Queen» by Evgeny Schwartz (based on the story by Hans Christian Andersen), directed by Vitaliy Ivanov