"Love and Doves" by V. Gurkin, Artistic Director Yuri Numkin
The Russian Drama Studio at the New Russia Cultural Center was established in 2013 with theatrical performances for children for “Morozko” and “Microscope” for adult audiences. Yuri Naumkin became an artistic director of the Russian Drama Studio in 2014. His artistic direction and artistic talent brought production success to two other plays. One of them,“Tale of Tsar Saltan”, is a one-act play based on the poem by Alexander Pushkin, and performed for a children’s audience in December 2014 at the Mohawk Golf Club, Schenectady, NY. Second, was a musical/theatrical performance, “Victory Day”, devoted to the celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Victory of World War II, and performed in May 2015 at Union College, Schenectady, NY. Both plays had local media coverage with photos in the Times Union, Daily Gazette, and other local newspapers. In Fall 2015 Yuri was directing another play for children, the “New Year Tricks of Baba Yaga”. In 2016 he directed two plays: "New Year MIracles" for children and "Love and Doves" for adults.
Yuri Naumkin took the performances of the Russian Drama Studio to a new artistic level and, owing to his high professionalism and artistic talent, he was chosen to be the artistic director and principal actor in the proposed theatrical project.