Ada Mukhina (1988, St. Petersburg) is a theatre-maker, curator, director, pedagogue and art journalist, who works internationally. Graduated with distinction from the Russian State Institute of Performing Arts, where she was later invited as a visiting lecturer. Graduated with distinction from her second MA in Advanced Theatre Practice at the Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London.
Founder and director of Theatre project Vmeste, Russian collaborative theatre group that has been creating socially engaged, participatory and interdisciplinary performances for over 6 years. Curated the New British Drama Festival 2014 at Bolshoi Drama Theatre. Directed several documentary theatre pieces with teenagers. Conducted a 2-year research-based project about theatre for social change in Berlin/Amsterdam that resulted in multiple publications and a theatre production. Collaborated on a trilateral theatre project with the Deutsches Theater Berlin. Presented her theatre work in the UK, Germany, the Netherlands, South Africa and Russia.
Winner of the Black Box Residency 2018 at the Meyerhold Theatre Center (Moscow, Russia). Awarded International Theatre Institute and Goethe-Institute grant to complete a directing internship at Rimini Protokoll’s production, the Chevening Scholarship (UK FCO), German Chancellor Fellowship for prospective leaders (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation), Cec ArtsLink art-residency in the USA. Click here to download Ada’s full CV.