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Workshop by Natasha Borenko and Oksana Kulyasheva

Forms of toxic masculinity and queer narratives in cinema, theater, and drama

November 20, Sunday,  12:00-14:00

Workshop by Natasha Borenko and Oksana Kulyasheva

Forms of toxic masculinity and queer narratives in cinema, theater, and drama

November 20, Sunday, 12:00-14:00

During the workshop Oksana Kushlyaieva and Natasha Borenko will reveal the evolution of stereotypes about toxic masculinity in art using various examples from the cinematography and a theatrical performances, and discuss the role of these stereotypes on the public perception of gender.
During the workshop Oksana Kushlyaieva and Natasha Borenko will reveal the evolution of stereotypes about toxic masculinity in art using various examples from the cinematography and a theatrical performances, and discuss the role of these stereotypes on the public perception of gender.

About the host:
Oksana Kulyasheva

Theater critic and historian, editor of online media The Flying Critic, member of the panel of judges for the national theater award The Golden Mask. Editor and one of the Authors of the collection of essays titled Young Directors. 21st Century. Her works have been published in magazines such as Theater, Saint Petersburg Theater Magazine, Art of Cinema, Strastnoy Boulevard, and others. Member of the Association of Theater Critics. Expert for the Saint Petersburg Youth Award Breakthrough.

Over the years, she’s worked as an expert and curator of festivals including Lyubimovka, Krasnoyarks Theater Spring, Novosibirsk Transit, Eva’s Ribs (Saint Petersburg), Stories (Subbota Theater, Saint Petersburg), Mask Plus. She’s been in charge of the educational programs at the Bolshoi Drama Theater as part of a ROSATOM project. Winner of the Saint Petersburg Government Youth Award.
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About the host:
Natasha Borenko

Playwright, Author of theater projects, teacher, co-host of gender-inclusive writing workshops which follow in the footsteps of the Bogatyrki Na Stryome (‘Bogatyrkas on the Lookout’) podcast. She works in social, documentary, and participatory theater. Her original plays and adaptations have been presented in theaters across Russia and were selected for several theater festivals (First Table Read, Lyubimovka, Next Stage Europe/lit:potsdam). She was awarded a stipend from the Bundeskanzler-Stipendium Alexander von Humboldt Foundation program (“Gender-inclusive theater as a means of peacemaking”), International Forum Theatertreffen Festival, European Theatre Convention Artist Residency.
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About the host:
Oksana Kulyasheva

Theater critic and historian, editor of online media The Flying Critic, member of the panel of judges for the national theater award The Golden Mask. Editor and one of the Authors of the collection of essays titled Young Directors. 21st Century. Her works have been published in magazines such as Theater, Saint Petersburg Theater Magazine, Art of Cinema, Strastnoy Boulevard, and others. Member of the Association of Theater Critics. Expert for the Saint Petersburg Youth Award Breakthrough. 

Over the years, she’s worked as an expert and curator of festivals including Lyubimovka, Krasnoyarks Theater Spring, Novosibirsk Transit, Eva’s Ribs (Saint Petersburg), Stories (Subbota Theater, Saint Petersburg), Mask Plus. She’s been in charge of the educational programs at the Bolshoi Drama Theater as part of a ROSATOM project. Winner of the Saint Petersburg Government Youth Award.
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About the host:
Natasha Borenko

Playwright, Author of theater projects, teacher, co-host of gender-inclusive writing workshops which follow in the footsteps of the Bogatyrki Na Stryome (‘Bogatyrkas on the Lookout’) podcast. She works in social, documentary, and participatory theater. Her original plays and adaptations have been presented in theaters across Russia and were selected for several theater festivals (First Table Read, Lyubimovka, Next Stage Europe/lit:potsdam). She was awarded a stipend from the Bundeskanzler-Stipendium Alexander von Humboldt Foundation program (“Gender-inclusive theater as a means of peacemaking”), International Forum Theatertreffen Festival, European Theatre Convention Artist Residency.
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