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Lost in 3 Pines, Basement Arts, dir. Bailey Boudreau
Jennifer Jolliffe Photography © 2018

About

Maxim Vinogradov is the Michigan-born son of Jewish refugees from the former Soviet Union. He currently lives in Los Angeles, c0-developing the comedy sketch series, The Poetry Channel.

 

His works explore the limits of their mediums and reimagine giants in new lights, confronting traditions with a truly loving sledgehammer.

 

Those desiring to produce his plays with a radical focus on equity should contact Vinogradov directly to discuss having their rights' fees waived.

 

Vinogradov is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

Image by Paul Green

EXperience

 resident playwright — slipstream theatre initiative 

Vinogradov served as the Resident Playwright for Slipstream Theatre Initiative in Detroit, MI from 2017-2020, writing four full-length plays with three productions and two publishings. Premieres included A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams and Lost in 3 Pines

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Graphics by SB Guyon l photos by Cartwright Photography
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Bailey Boudreau, former Artistic Director

 Production team — The Public Theater 

Vinogradov was a production intern for The Public Theater in New York City during the 2018 Shakespeare in the Park season, working on Othello and Twelfth Night as well as the downtown shows Fire in DreamlandCyprus Avenue, and Girl from the North Country.

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Ruben Santiago-Hudson, director of Othello
Marissa Wolf, director of Fire in Dreamland
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Vinogradov received 1st place for the 2018 NAPAT Award, awarded by The Kennedy Center to the best full-length play by a college student, receiving a week of sessions with Mark Bly, Gary Garrison, Dana Lynn Formby, Steve Yockey, Anne Morgan, and Ike Holter.

50th Class of the KCACTF Honors
The cast of A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams at the KCACTF Region III Festival

 Playwriting participant — the KCACTF 50th festival 

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Vinogradov was invited to an observership residency at the 2018 O'Neill National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, CT, spending a week observing resident playwright Sarah DeLappe as well as Jeremy O. Harris's development of Slave Play

Left to right: playwrights Tyler English-Beckwith, Deborah Yarchun, Mara Nelson-Greenberg, Eliana Pipes, Dave Harris, and Ali Viterbi

 observing playwright — eugene o'neill theatre center 

Vinogradov graduated in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts with distinction, majoring in English & Film with honors theses in Creative Writing and Screenwriting. He was recognized ten times by the acclaimed Hopwood Program and once by the Goldstein Honors.

 student — the university of michigan, ann arbor 

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Reading of the screenwriting thesis, Grand River
Director of Screenwriting Program at Michigan, Jim Burnstein
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In exchange for play rights to Dancing., Vinogradov took improv and sketch writing classes at Detroit's famous Planet Ant, whose alumni include Keegan-Michael Key, Tim Robinson, and Sam Richardson. 

 student — planet ant training center 

Ant Hall's improv stage
Planet Ant Theatre's production of Dancing.

 misc. experience 

Lost in 3 Pines

SELECTED

FULL-LENGTH

PRODUCTIONS

THE 2020 REGULAR THEATRE PRODUCTION OF DANCING. HAS BEEN postponed DUE TO COVID-19.

THE 2020 SLIPSTREAM THEATRE INITIATIVE PREMIERE of MATEA has been cancelled due to COVID-19.

Lost in 3 Pines, Basement Arts, dir. Maxim Vinogradov
Gwen McKee Photography © 2019
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selected awards

 2020 

for Even When It Is Not Shining

for Четыре самолета кружат над JFK (Four Planes Circling JFK)

 2019 

for Grand River

for Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull)

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

for Pippy Doodle's Ice Cream Party (immediately following The Seagull)

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

for Lost in 3 Pines

 2018 

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

for Lost in 3 Pines

for Lost in 3 Pines

for A Riot of Flowers

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

 2017 

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

for A Night of Stars with Tennessee Williams

* Vinogradov is the only person in the ninety years of the awards to win three Hopwood Dramas in its Major category, surpassing Arthur Miller, Lawrence Kasdan, and Dennis McIntyre.

Vinogradov at The Kennedy Center
Vinogradov at the Hopwood Ceremony
Vinogradov at The Wilde Awards
Vinogradov at The Kennedy Center
Vinogradov at The Wilde Awards
Vinogradov at The Goldstein Honors
Lost in 3 Pines, Basement Arts, dir. Maxim Vinogradov
Gwen McKee Photography © 2019