Leonid VTVEN, USSR Chief Producer and actor, Pushkin Academy Drama Theater, Leningrad, since 1949. Professor, Ostrovsky Theatri cal Institute, Leningrad, since 1940; Popular Artist of USSR since 1954. Member, Communist Party, since 1945.
VTVEN, Leonid was born in 1887.
1913 graduated St. Petersburg Theatrical School.
1911-1924 actor; 1924-1938 Director, 1938-1949 Artistic Director, former Aleksandrinsky Theater, now Pushkin Drama Theater, Leningrad. Since 1922 taught at Leningrad Theatrical Institute and Director, Theater of Actor’s Craftsmanship. 1929 at Red Army Theater, Leningrad.
1917-1918 member, Temporary Committee Management of the Moscow Arts Theater. Member, Arts Council for Theater, USSR Minister of Culture. Outstanding roles: Yakov Bardin in Gorky's “Vragi” (Enemies).
Repetilov in Griboedov’s “Gore ot uma” (Woe from Wit). Zhadov and Karandyshev in Ostrovsky’s “Dokhodnoe mesto” (A Lucrative Job) and “Bespridannitsa” (Girl Without a Dowry). The Baron and Petr in Gorky's “Na dne” (The Lower Depths) and “Meshchane” (Philistines).
Higgins in Shaw’s “Pygmalion”. Has produced: Gorky's “Deti solntsa” (Children of the Sun) and “Philistines”. L. Leonov’s “Nashestvie” (Invasion).
Ostrovsky’s “A Lucrative Job”. Gogol's “Revizor” (The Inspector-General). A.Shteyn’s “Personalnoe delo” (A Personal Affair).