Dr. Jurij Alschitz’ work as an actor, director, and professor is deeply rooted in the rich soil of Russian theatre tradition, stemming from the ongoing process of research and development in acting methods started by Stanislavsky. After studying with Anatoly Vasiliev at the Russian Academy for Theatre Arts, Dr. Alschitz joined him in 1987 at the theatre “School of Dramatic Art”, where he continued to develop his rehearsal and training methods. In 1994—1995 he founded a series of independent international theatre centers in Berlin, Rome, Stockholm, and Oslo. These centers joined forces in 2000 to form the European Association for Theatre Culture (EATC), with the goal of bringing together the world’s different theatre traditions.
In this interview Dr. Alschitz talks about his work as Artistic Director of the EATC, and the process of learning and creating in the theatre.