Victor S. Tkachenko

Victor S. Tkachenko


  • Year
    Role / Type
    Name of Production / Director
    Company / Venue
  • 2010 - 2011
    The Darling by Anton Chekhov
    Two Chekhovs Productions
    New York International Fringe Festival, August 2011


  • Year
  • 1983
    M.F.A. in directing and acting
    St. Petersburg State Theatre Academy
    1983, M.F.A. in directing and acting
    St. Petersburg State Theatre Academy

About me

VICTOR S. TKACHENKO is "a world class actor, director and writer, who has devoted his life to both Chekhovs, directing the uncle's plays while teaching the nephew's acting method." (Pen World Magazine). Mr. Tkachenko directed about 50 modern and classical plays (including all Chekhov's plays), and musicals in Russia, Europe, Asia, and North America. He played leading characters of Chekhov's plays, as well as roles in plays by Pushkin, Durrenmatt, Anouilh, etc. Mr. Tkachenko is an author of librettos for five internationally staged musicals and numerous stage adaptations. He is a founder of several theatre companies and Centers, including Michael Chekhov Studio at Anton Chekhov Museum in Moscow, later the Center of Theatre Research at UTW, and Michael Chekhov Center and Festival in Ridgefield. Mr. Tkachenko is a recipient of government awards and grants.

Additional Skills

Acting,directing, speech, voice and vocal instructor.Play analysis.Stage design.


Available on request.


Primary Job Title
Job Titles
Artistic Director, Director, Drama Tutor
Years in industry
6+ years
Experienced in
Comedy, Drama, Live Events, Musicals, Opera, Revue, Shakespeare, Showcase, Tragedy
Languages Spoken
British Sign (BSL), Italian, Russian
Work Permits
Canada, EU, USA