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About Our Theater

The Experiment Theater is a theater group based in Maryland, USA. Theater was founded in 2010 by Dmitry Shahov, producer and video director.  Irina Rogozina, who is our Artistic Director and Acting Coach came on board in 2011.


Artistic Director Statement

Our goal  is to provide residents of DC, Maryland, and Virginia, as well as of any other place in the US with the ability to experience quality theater and the works of the best writers of the world at an affordable price. Each time we perform on stage, we would like to extend our hand of friendship to everyone, from our heart to your heart: to make our world a better place through the magic of literature and theater.



Our Plays:

  • The Road by Oleg Bogaev

  • Winter by Yevgeni Grishkovetz

  • Traveler without Luggage by Jean Anouilh

  • The Seagull by Anton Chekhov

  • Money to Burn by Alexander Ostrovsky

  • Marriage by Nikolay Gogol (performed in Maryland and on Broadway at the June Havoc Theater, New York)

  • Zoyka’s Apartment by Mikhail Bulgakov (in progress)

Our team is a group of professional adults of all ages from DC, Maryland, and Virginia.

Our actors have different backgrounds in education, we also have people who have professional education as actors, ballet dancers, musicians, set designers, photographers and video producers. We have a spectacular opportunity to explore our creative side and we achieved very good results. We all love THEATER, we constantly learn acting techniques, history and basics of drama theater. We present classic plays by world famous writers.

All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players!

     Everyone is familiar with this famous quote from Shakespeare which epitomizes countless discussions, arguments and theories about the role of art in our life, its place in space and time…

     The following is my impression of what the Experiment Theater and its actors are to me.

      I cannot stop admiring our actors who create a magical world on stage, and I am grateful to them every time they make my dreams come true. 

      Actors of our theater are a wonderful bunch! They are intelligent and ingenious, they have great imagination, they are always eager to learn something new.

      They are always ready to open up their hearts to others — a priceless gift, so rare in this day and age!

     In today's world we are always in a rush, unable to stop for a moment to look around, let alone turn our gaze inwards.

    The theater allows that to happen.

Irina Rogozina has been managing the Experiment Theater workshop from 2011 to the present.

She is a professional actress who played more than 30 leading roles on the stage of of the Novgorod Academic Drama Theater named after F.M.Dostoevsky, Veliky Novgorod.

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