At the farewell ceremony with the artist, his colleagues, fans and relatives arrived. Director of the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov Airat Tukhvatullin , who was previously the director of the Volkovsky Theater, noted the great contribution of the director to theatrical art. "He set the bar high, made plans for the development of the theater for many years", - said Airat Tukhvatullin, quoted by TASS.
Director of the Moscow Art Theater named after A.P. Chekhov promised to continue the work of Sergey Puskepalis, who created the All-Russian Actors' Exchange. The purpose of this project was to help graduates and students of creative universities find their way on stage. "I promise you, I will not give up this business. Your friend Grigory Zaslavsky, the rector of GITIS, with whom you launched this business, will continue it, I promise you", - Airat Tukhvatullin said.
The funeral of the artistic director of the theater is scheduled for Friday, September 23. He will be buried in Zheleznovodsk, Stavropol Territory.
Recall that Sergey Puskepalis died in an accident on September 20. The minibus, in which the artist was, collided with a truck, after which he flew into the oncoming lane and flew into another truck.
Sergey Puskepalis was born on April 15, 1966. He graduated from the Saratov Theater School and the directing department of the Russian Academy of Theater Arts (GITIS). After that he worked in the Saratov Youth Theater, was the chief director of the Magnitogorsk Drama Theater named after A.S. Pushkin, director of the Moscow Theater Studio, chief director of the Russian State Academic Drama Theater. Volkov in Yaroslavl. Since 2011, he worked as an assistant to the artistic director of the Moscow Art Theater. A. Chekhov Oleg Tabakov. And since 2019, he was appointed artistic director of the Yaroslavl Drama Theater.