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Misha Kachman in St. Petersburg

Misha Kachman

Guest set designer

Misha Kachman is a graduate of the State Academy of Theatrical Arts in St.Petersburg, Russia. and he had worked as a museum designer at The State Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg for four years. Before coming to the United States in 1999, he designed for numerous theatres in Russia and Europe. He is also a renowned painter and printmaker, and his works have been shown at numerous one-man and group exhibitions in the United States and abroad.

Since 2006, Misha has served as an Assistant Professor of Scene and Costume Design at University of Maryland. His most recent designs include costumes and scenery for Cymbeline at Milwaukee Shakespeare, Così fan tutte at Maryland Opera Studio, David in Shadow and Light, Shlemiel the First and Either, Or at Theatre J in Washington, Bricktop at Metrostage and Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, and TempOdyssey at Studio Theatre, among many others. He is currently designing Xerxes and Eugene Onegin at Maryland Opera Studio, The Seagull at Theatre J and Unleashed at the Kennedy Center. His work can also be seen on his website:

Misha makes his Peabody debut in November, 2008, as set designer for The Cunning Little Vixen.

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