Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Beginning at: 20:30 - Friday, 28 September
Location: Vaso Abashidze Music and Drama State Theatre


Director David Doiashvili
Scenography By David Doiashvili
Costume Designer Anano Mosidze
Choreography by Konstantine Purceladze
Assistant to director Nino  Chavchacadze


The Cast:

Nino Gomarteli, TaTo Chakhunashvili, Eka Demetradze, Jeji Skhirtladze, Ana Tsereteli, Shako Mirianashvili, Gigi Qarseladze, George Bakhutashvili, Nata Berejiani



17th century France or 21st century Georgia ?!
Priest of the church or the family psychologist ?!
Formal or informal ruler ?!
Confession or subcognitive?
All these becomes one when you open a door to someone and this someone is Tartuffee !
Tartuffee, who is beloved by your mother as her own son! You are happy !
Tartuffee, who takes away your wife and the child in a name of a true friend. You are even more happy  !
Tartuffee, who betrays in a name of loyalty! You are still happy !
Tartuffee, who takes away everything in a name of owner ! You wake up and say, 'I was blind !'
And me - Tartuffee, I wonder if you were blind or just happy ?!
Maybe you are Tartuffee  and I am – you !
Maybe all are Tartuffee  - the mother, your wife, the children, your brother- in- law, the King - everyone around ?
And if all are Tartuffee, then who is the real Tartuffee ?
- Yes, you're right ! He is Molière's Tartuffee  - our ancestor !

Date of Premire: 05.05.2018
Duration: 170 minutes, with one intermission
The tour group: 15 person


Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre was founded in 1926. The Theatre repertoire consisted of only musical comedies for decades. A lot of famous Georgian Directors and Actors, Composers and Playwrights, Artists and Choreographers used to work for this Theatre. This Theatre was the most important part of Georgian theatre and musical culture.

In 2004 theatre director David Doiashvili, one of the best directors of New Generation becomes the head of the company. All fundamental reforms throughout the theatre are connected with his name.

Experimental fusion of genres including drama, opera, musical comedy, musical drama, choreography, literary performance appears in the repertoire of the theatre.

Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre, which is focused on the quality of dramaturgy, young talented directors and the creative work of the manager David Doiashvili and his desire to talk about the language of the art, change the forms, think of mixed methods, make actors act artistically.

Today Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre is one of the innovative and successful theatre in our country. The number of significant awards and prizes of the theatre is constantly increasing, as well as its international recognition and name.

Contact Information:
Artistic Director of Theatre: David Doiashvili
Contact Person: Sopo Liluashvili
Tel: (+995) 595411511

David Doiashvili

The most innovative, scandalous and revolutionary Georgian theater director David Doiashvili was born on October 7, 1971 in Tbilisi.

In 1994 he graduated from Shota Rustaveli State Institute of Cinema and Theater, Department Theatre Directing - Workshop of Mikheil Tumanishvili, the greatest Georgian theater director of all times.

After graduation David Doiashvili undertook his internship at Piccolo Teatro in Milan with Giorgio Strehler.

Besides theatre career, David Doiashvili is as an extremely successful educator of acting at Tbilisi Shota Rustaveli State University of Cinema and Theater.

In 1998 Doiashvili becomes the chief director of Kote Marjanishvili Drama Theatre.  Amongst the successful projects accomplished by him the most remarkable were: W. Shakespeare “The King Lear”, O. Wilde “Salome”, A. Chekhov “The Three Sisters” and so on.

Since 2004, David Doiashvili has been being an artistic and managing director at Tbilisi Music and Drama State Theatre. His most successful and creative career is deeply and organically connected with this very theater, which became the laboratory of new progressive ideas bringing Georgian theater to the next level. The most performances staged by him in this theatre became the subject of total interest, appreciation and recognition of not only different generations of audience but also of critics and producers throughout the globe.

David Doiashvili’s most popular plays are: W. Shakespeare “Macbeth”, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, E. Rostand “Cyrano de Bergerac”, A. Camus “The State of Siege”, S. Mrozek “The House on the Border”, G. Eristavi “Separation”, R. Akutagawa “Fool’s Life”, M. Gorky “The Lower Depths”, M. McDonagh “The Pillowman” Moliere “Tartuffe” and so on.

David Doiashvili is a very significant, internationally acclaimed theater director. He has staged many performances throughout the world: A. Miller ‘’The Crucible” (West Yorkshire Playhouse), G. Donizetti “Lucia Di Lammermoor” (Mariinsky Theatre), R. Akutagawa “Fool’s Life”, W. Shakespeare “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Croatian National Theatre), W. Shakespeare “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”, E. Rostand “Cyrano de Bergerac” (Hungarian National Theatre) W. Shakespeare “The King Lear”, A. Chekhov “The Cherry Orchard” (National Theatre Bucharest) and so on.

David Doiashvili’s main goal is to integrate Georgian Theatre with contemporary European Theatres. David Doiashvili has been awarded many prizes for his creative career in Georgia not as well as outside its borders not only as a theater director but also as a public figure.

David Doiashvili was awarded with Medal of Honor and Medal of Excellence by Georgian Government.  He also has received Shota Rustaveli Premium (2013) Order of Excellence (2012) Medal of Honor (2003) Sandro Axmeteli Premium (1999) Kote Marjanishvili Premium (1995)

He is the grand prix winner of many international theatre festivals.

2017    The Main Theatrical Award of the Country of Georgia “Duruji”

            The Best Director David Doiashvili to “The Pillowman”

2016    Theater Critics Association of Georgia

            Grand Prix for the best theater performance of the year to “The Pillowman”

2015     Theater Critics Association of Georgia

            Grand Prix for the best theater performance of the year to “The Lower Depths”

2013     The Main Theatrical Award of the Country of Georgia “Duruji”

             The Best Director David Doiashvili to “A(mid)summer Night’s Dream”

2012     Festival Iberoamericano de Theatro de Bogota (Colombia)

             The Best Performance “Macbeth”

2010     International Theater Festival of small scales performances (Rijeka, Croatia)

             The Best Theater Performance “Macbeth”

             The Best Director   David Doiashvili;

2010     The Main Theatrical Award of the Country of Georgia “Duruji”

             The Best Director of the Year David Doiashvili to “Macbeth”