Though modest in size, The Gabriadze Theatre ranks among of the world’s preeminent cultural institutions.
Presenting mature puppet performances full of depth and meaning, it has gained the respect and recognition of international audiences and critics alike. Based at its home theater in Tbilisi, Georgia, the company is under the direction of noted artist, writer, and director Rezo Gabriadze. The theater company has toured extensively, with recent venues including: N. Y.’s Lincoln Center festival (2002 & 2010); The Edinburgh Festival; Bogota Theater Festival; San Sebastian Festival, Spain; Toronto World State Festival; Barbican Center, London; Theater de la Ville, Paris; Kennedy Center Festival, Washington, D.C.; as well as an extended 2013 run at Moscow’s Theater Art Studio.
The Gabriadze Theater itself stands in the heart of Tbilisi’s historic Old Town. This beautiful building was designed by Gabriadze himself. Among the shows in its current repertoire are: “The Autumn of My Springtime”, “Stalingrad”, and new production “Ramona”.
Often referred as “a Georgian national treasure”, Rezo Gabriadze’s influence on the culture has been lasting and profound. His work continues to leave indelible impact on those who experience it. An artist first and foremost, he has gained an international reputation as screenwriter, stage director, painter, and puppeteer.