Евгений Арье


Yevgeny Arye was born in 1947 in Moscow.
He got his education in Psychology (Lomonosov Moscow State University) and Theatre (Leningrad State Institute of Theatre, Music and Cinematography /Russian State Institute of performing arts). He worked for years as a director of leading theatres in Moscow, St Petersburg and Riga and also as an Associate Professor at the State Institute for Theatre Arts/ GITIS (The Russian University of Theatre Arts).

In 1991, he immigrated to Israel with a group of Russian actors and founded Gesher Theatre. Under his leadership - as the theatre's Artistic Director and the moving spirit behind it – Gesher Theatre won a place of prominence in the Israeli cultural scene and was hailed as one of the best theatres in the world. Its more than 60 productions – directed mostly by Yevgeny Arye– received numerous awards and raving reviews.

For his outstanding achievements, Yevgeny Arye received Honorary Doctorate Degrees from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the Weizmann Institute and Bar Ilan University.

At the Bolshoi Theatre he directed premiere of opera The Idiot by M. Weinberg (conductor Michał Klauza), in 2017.