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"Come, give us a taste of your quality."
(Will Shakespeare, "Hamlet", Act II, Scene 2)

EDUCATION
M.F.A. in Theatre (Playwriting). Thesis play. Modi. University of Iowa, 1996.
M.A. in English. Thesis, “Grotesque in American Fiction of the 1960's.” Moscow State University, 1974.
B.A. Term Paper, Shakespeare's Sonnets in Translation. Moscow State University, 1972.

EMPLOYMENT
Founder of WILL Theatre Agency, 1999 to present.
Assistant Professor, Ohio Northern University, 1996 -1997.
Assistant Professor, Bluffton College, 1996 - 1997.
Teaching Assistant, Department of Theatre Arts, University of Iowa, 1994 - 1996.
Visiting Instructor and Playwright in Residence, Department of Theatre, Ohio State University-Lima, 1992 - 1994.
Writer in Residence, The Putney School, Vermont. Fall 1989.
Before coming to U.S., free-lance writer and translator, Moscow, Russia, 1978 - 1989.

COURSES TAUGHT
Ohio Northern University: Basic Playwriting. 1996 -1997.
Bluffton College: Integrated Arts. 1996 - 1997.
University of Iowa: Theatre and Society, Playscript Analysis, Basic Playwriting. 1994 - 1996.
Ohio State University-Lima: Introduction to Theatre, Great Ages of Theatre, Script Analysis. 1992 - 1994.
Ohio State University-Columbus: Theatre 802.03: Seminar in Contemporary Russian Theatre and Drama, Fall 1993.
Ohio State University-Lima: Great Decisions: Russia and the Central Asian Republics, April 1993.
Association of Moscow Writers: English courses for advanced learners and translation seminars, 1984 - 1989.

PRESENTATIONS
Translation: Lost and Found. Conference Translating Eastern Europe, Columbus, Ohio, Sept.-Oct.2005. In: Ohio Slavic Papers, Vol.8, 2006.
Doing Business with Russia. International Trade Group. Northwest Ohio Regional Development Board, lima, OH. February 1994.
Post-Soviet Literature, Post-Modernist Claims. Presented to International Writers, University of Iowa. October 1993.
Impact of Political Change on the Theatre in Eastern Europe. Presented at the Eastern European Theatre Festival Conference. Miami University, Oxford, OH. October 1993.
New Russia. Presented to the Kiwanis Club, Lima, OH. March 1993. Post-Soviet Theatre: After the Fall. Presented at The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA. March 1993.
From the Animal Farm to the Soviet Farm and Back. Presented at the American Literary Translation Association Conference, The University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA. October 1992.
A View of Modem Russia. Presented at The Ohio State University, Lima, OH. April 1992.
Russians Read America: American Literature in Russian Translation. Presented at The Center for Soviet and East-European Studies, The University of Texas at Austin; The University of Texas at Dallas; The University of Memphis, TN. Fall 1989.
The New Wave in Russian Fiction. Presented at Dartmouth College. Fall 1989.
Russian Literature and Perestroika. Presented at The Columbia University. Fall 1989.
Public reading, The Poets House, New York, New York. Fall 1989.

SYNCHRONOUS TRANSLATION
Moscow International Film Festival
Kinotavr Film Festival
Faces of Love Film Festival

PUBLICATIONS

1. Fiction, poetry and plays

Gogol-Mogol and Other Plays. Moscow: Vremya, 2013.
Letters from the Other World and Other Plays. Moscow: Vremya, 2013.
Autumn Chat.Moscow: Vremya, 2012.
Buddah's Bow. Moscow: Vremya, 2012.
Girls' Night Out. Moscow: Vremya, 2012.
Mystery of the Red Cat. A novel for children aged 7 to 107. Moscow: Trimag,2010.
Internet Girl. Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #4, 2009.
Translation: Lost and Found – In: Ohio Slavic Papers, Vol.8, 2006.
Little Spider. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #3, 2000.
A Mistake, or Nabokov’s Secret Trip to the USSR. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, Spring 1999.
Les Peurs. Translated into French. Lettres Russes, #17. Paris. July, 1995.
Job. Humptv Dumptv Had a Great Fall: two stories. Zolotoj Vek, #7. Moscow : 1995.
Four Knights' Opening. Translated into English. Southern Lights: PEN South Literary Review. New Orleans, 1995.
S.O.B. Four Knights' Opening. Translated into English. Glas Magazine, #8. Moscow: GLAS Publishers, 1994.
The Great Sinner. Translated into Lithuanian. Eva, #1,1994.
Mystery of the Red Cat. A novel for children aged 7 to 107. Moscow: Knizhnaya Palata, 1992.
Humptv Dumptv Had a Great Fall. Sovershenno Sekretno Monthly. Moscow: DEM Publishers, # 7 (38), 1992.
Per Somnia: a poem. Translated into English. Glas Magazine, #2. Moscow: Russlit Publishers, 1992.
Neither You, Nor Me (Emi): a novel. Moscow: DEM Publishers, 1991.
Theo. Paris: Continent, #1, 1992.
Study in Jealousv. Translated into English. New Directions 55, 1991.
A. Kerenskv - N. Berberova Correspondence (selection, introduction, commentary). Moscow: Soglasie Magazine, #4,1991.
Selected poems. Chistye Proodi. Moscow: Moscovskii Rabochii, 1990.
The Great Sinner. Translated into English. Nimrod, Spring/Summer 1990.
Nabokov Revisited. In: Almanac of the Bibliophile, #27. Moscow: Kniga Publishers, 1990.
An Open Letter to Mr. N. a Slav. Novoye Russkoye Slovo. New York: January 29,1990.
Selected Poems. Poriv. Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel, 1989.
Eight Poems. Novoye Russkoye Slovo. New York, 1989.
Four Knights' Opening. Novoye Russkoye Slovo. New York, 1989.
Limited Contingent: a cycle of poems about the Afghan war (in Russian). Novoye Russkoye Slovo. New York: November, 1989.
Pope Joan: a play in verse. In: Poetry of This Year. Moscow: Sovetskii Pisatel, 1988.

2. Interviews
Paul Auster: The Art of Living. In: Paul Auster. The New York Trilogy. Eksmo Press, 2005. Also in: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #1, 2005.
David Hwang: Theatre Is a Temptation. Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #2, 2005.
Arthur Kopit: You Have To Make It All By Yourself. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #1, 2004.
Juri Trifonov: A Candid Talk. Moscow: Sovetskaya Rossiya. Summer, 1978.
Juri Trifonov: Writing Means Telling Truth. Studies in Soviet Literature. New York: Fall, 1980.
Boris Eltsin: An Outsider. Novoye Russkoye Slovo (in Russian). New York: October 20, 1989.
Nina Berberova: Masons in Russia. Literaturnaya Gazeta. Moscow: Fall, 1989.


3. Translations
David Hyer. Lying in State. Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #2,2015.
Francis Scott Fitzgerald. Great Gatsby. Tender Is the Night. Azbuka-Atticus, 2014.
Kahlil Gibran. Prophet. Azbuka-Atticus, 2014.
Tom Wolfe. Back to Blood. Eksmo, 2014.
Mo Hayder. Gone. AST: Corpus, 2013.
Vladimir Nabokov, Edmund Wilson. Dear Bunny. Dear Volodya.Correspondence 1940-1971. Colibri: 2013.
Don Winslow. Satori. Astrel: Corpus, 2013.
Trevanian. Shibumi. Astrel: Corpus, 2013.
Edward Lear. Topsy-Turvy World. Trimag, 2011.
Lewis Carroll.Alice for Children(two poems). Trimag, 2011.
Michael Faber. The Fire Gospel. Eksmo, 2011.
Ian McEwan. Solar. Eksmo, 2011.
Dennis Lehane. Shutter Island. Atticus-Inostranka, 2011.
Hallgrimur Helgason. The Hitman's Guide to House Cleaning. Astrel: Corpus, 2010.
John Le Carré. A Most Wanted Man. Astrel: Corpus,2009.
Josh Bazell. Beat the Reaper. Inostranka, 2009.
Richard Yates. The Easter Parade. Azbooka-klassika, 2009.
Short stories for Playboy. Moscow: 2006-2008.
Materials for Soros Foundation. Moscow: 2000-2001.
Materials for Premiere and Elle. Moscow: 1997-2000.
Brian Friel. Afterplay. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #1, 2009.
Paul Auster. Leviathan. Eksmo Press, 2009.
Bill Manoff. The Owl and the Pussycat. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #4, 2008.
Paul Auster. Moon Palace. Eksmo Press, 2008.
Richard Baer. Hearts and Flowers. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #2, 2008.
Kahlil Gibran. The Prophet. Moscow: Trimag, 2008.
Peter Greenaway. Gold. Inostranka, 2006.
Paul Auster. The New York Trilogy. Eksmo Press, 2005.
Paul Auster. Night Oracle. Eksmo Press, 2005.
Paul Auster. The Book of Illusions. Eksmo Press, 2004.
Laura Shaine Cunningham. Ladies Day, or Hen Party. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #4, 2003.
Richard Baer. Mixed Emotions. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #4, 2003.
Arthur Kopit. BecauseYouCan (Y2K). Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #1, 2001.
A.R.Gurney. Sylvia. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, #2, 2000.
Vladimir Nabokov, Two Essays on Theatre. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, Spring 1999.
V. Nabokov, The Vladimir Nabokov - Edmund Wilson Correspondence. St.Petersburg: Zvezda, #11, 1996.
V. Nabokov, A Forward to The Hero of Our Time. In: Vladimir Nabokov. Lectures on Russian Literature. Moscow: Nezavissimaia Gazeta Publisher, 1996.
Whale on the Beach: a play by Nicholas Meyer. From the English. Considered for production.
Vladimir Nabokov, Ada (excerpts). From the English. Moscow: Stolitsa Magazine. Fall 1993.
Stephen King, Skeleton Crew. From the English. Vladivostok Publishers, 1992.
Sam Shepard, True West (a play). From the English. Moscow: Teatr, ¹ 4, 1991.
George Orwell, Animal Farm. From the English. Moscow: Knizhnaya Palata, 1989.
Jean Anouilh, Culottes (a play). From the French. Moscow: Sovremennaya Dramaturgiya, # 3,1989.
Stephen King, The Dead Zone. From the English. Moscow: Molodaya Gvardia, 1987.
Shakespeare's Younger Contemporaries, compiled and translated from the English (Cyril Toumeur, John Ford, John Webster, Thomas Middleton). Moscow State University Press, 1986.
Stephen King, Firestarter. From the English. Leningrad: Zvezda Magazine, 1986.
H. W. Longfellow, Selected Works. From the English. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, 1986.
V. S. Naipaul, Short Stories. From the English. Moscow: Raduga Publishers, 1984.
Poetry of Czechoslovakia. From the Czech and Slovak. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, 1983.
J. D. Salinger, Teddy. From the English. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, 1983.
U.S. Writers on Literature. From the English. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1982.
Kurt Vonnegut, Short Stories. From the English. Kishinev: Literatura Artistica, 1981.
Song of Love: The Lyrics of International Poets. From the English. Moscow: Molodaya Gvardia, 1981.
Thomas Moore, Selected Works. From the English. Moscow: Khudozhestvennaya Literatura, 1981.
Literary Manifestos of the West European Romantics (Byron, Keats, Coleridge: poems, letters, commentaries). From the English. Moscow State University Press, 1980.
Studs Terkel, Work. From the English. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1978.
Walter Lowenfels, Poems and Essays. From the English. Moscow: Progress Publishers, 1977.

SCREENPLAYS
Angels in Sodom. University of Iowa Playwrights Workshop. 1996.
Full House. When Cats Are Grey. Five Minutes with an Angel. Blowout. Filmed in the University of Iowa Film Workshop. 1996.
Cubic Rubic. Rebellion. Swan Feather. Pekka. I Want the Moon. Watch for Tigers (animation films). Ekran Studios, Central TV. Moscow, 1986 - 1989.

PRODUCTIONS
Four Dogs and a Bone by John Patrick Shanley. In progress.
My Zink Bed by David Hare. In progress
Some Exhibition (David and Goliath) by Simon Fortin.. In progress.
Time Flies by David Ives. In progress.
Afterplay by Brian Friel. Moscow: Aparte Theatre, 2007.
Mad World, My Masters by Thomas Middleton. Globe Theatre. Novosibirsk. 2006.
All Shakespeare by J.Borgesson, .Long, D.Singer. Gulliver Theatre. Kurgan. 2005.
Gogol-Mogol by Sergei Task.
Murder By Misadventure by Edward Taylor. Moscow: Nezavisimy Teatralnii Proekt. To be premiered, Fall 2001.
Loveplay by Moira Buffini. In progress.
The Judas Kiss by David Hare. In progress.
Oleanna by David Mamet. In progress.
84, Charing Cross Road by Helen Hunff. In progress.
Sylvia by A.R.Gurney. Moscow: Nezavisimaya Antrepriza, Winter 2000.
Modi by Sergei Task, directed by Margaret Eginton, University of Iowa Theatres. May 1996.
Pope Joan by Sergei Task, directed by Kenyette Barnes, Cleveland Public Theatre. 13th Annual New Plays Festival. 1995.
Lizard by Alexander Volodin. Translated from the Russian and adapted by Sergei Task, directed by Maria Ignatieva, Ohio State University-Lima. Winter 1993.
Two Tyrants by Sergei Task, directed by Joe Brandesky, Ohio State University-Lima. May 1992. True West by Sam Shepard. Translated from the English by Sergei Task. St. Petersburg: Bolshoi Drama Theatre, 1992. Dangerous Liaisons by Christopher Hampton. Translated from the English by Sergei Task. Moscow: Novy Drama Theatre, 1992.
Victoria, or A Bequest of Lord Nelson to His Nation by Terence Rattigan. Translated from the English and adapted by Sergei Task. Moscow: Mayakovsky Theatre, 1991.
Culottes by Jean Anouilh. Translated from the French by Sergei Task. Tallinn, Leningrad, Moscow, Vladivostok et al. 1989 -1990.
The Adventures of Tom Sawyer by Timothy Mason. Translated from the English by Sergei Task. Directed by Jon Cranney. Moscow: Central Theatre for the Youth, 1989.
Fools by Neil Simon. Translated from the English by Sergei Task. Moscow: Theatre-Studio Na Yugo-Zapade, 1987. Bigger Than Life, Bigger Than Death by Sergei Task co-authored with Olga Shvedova. Moscow Chamber Musical Theatre, 1985.
Some Day by Lelde Stumbre. Translated from the Latvian and adapted by Sergei Task. Moscow: Sovremennik Theatre, 1982. How They Do It by Craig Harrison. Translated from the English and adapted by Sergei Task. Kamsk Drama Theatre, 1978.

DIRECTING EXPERIENCE
Gogol-Mogol and Other Playthings by Sergei Task, directed by John Pszyk and the author. University of Iowa Theatres. May 1995.
Sexcapades by Sergei Task, directed by John Pszyk and the author. University of Iowa Theatres. February 1995.
Wilde Guess: A Prison Fantasy by Sergei Task, directed by the author, Ohio Northern University. Spring 1994.
Runaway Blues by Sergei Task, directed by the author, Ohio State University, Lima Campus. Spring 1993.

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES
Consultant on Loco Motives, a play by Nicholas Meyer, Mabie Theatre, University of Iowa. April 1995.
The Catalogue of the Russian - American Exhibition of Boris Anisfeld. St.Petersburg, Russia. Fall 1994.
Work on a book of The Devotional Lessons by David Benson (broadcast for the CIS countries). 1994.
Work with the American Christian Associations Christian Bridge. 1994.
Interpreter for the American - Russian Business Conference, The Ohio Northern University, December 1993.
Dictionary of Current Russian for English Learners (with Mike McKenzie). 1990 - 1992.

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
International Writing Program, University of Iowa, Fall 1990.

MEMBERSHIP
Dramatists Guild
American Literary Translators Association
Moscow Writers Union

HONORS AND AWARDS
2009. The Judas Kiss by David Hare, winner of the Unicorn and Lion Award for Drama, British Council in Moscow.
1998 Whats the Buzz? winner of the Prairie Playwright Festival, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa.
1997 Modi, WordBRIDGE Nominee. 21st Century Playwrights Festival. New York, New York.
1997 Gogol-Mogol, winner of the Prairie Playwright Festival, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa.
1996 A Secret Thing, winner of the Prairie Playwright Festival, Grand View College, Des Moines, Iowa.
1991 International Pushkin Society Award for Poetry, New York, New York.
1990 Honorary Fellow of the International Writing Program, University of Iowa.
1987 Cubic Rubic, honorable mention, International Animation Film Festival, Annecy, France.