The Ilia State University Theatre, the first and for the time being the only professional theatre in Georgian higher education setting, was opened in 2010 on the premises of once celebrated Theatre Basement in Vake.
The Theatre operates as a venture project, inviting different directors and groups of actors for its performances. Hence, it is not governed by an artistic director and has no permanent group of actors. The Theatre is always open for youth to participate in and explore stage arts and crafts. The stage often hosts master classes held by distinguished representatives of various arts traditions and student performances. The theatre also supports the University Theatre Arts Programme making sure that the students majoring in acting, directing and set designing get a highly professional training of stage.
Theatre manager: Natalia Tvaltchrelidze
Contact Person: Maradia Tsaava
Tel: (+995) 599529199; (+995) 599301715
E-mail : email@example.com
Saba Aslamazishvili graduated from Ilia State University with Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre Arts, Concentration in Drama Directing in 2017.
During his studies at the University he staged several performances in the Iliauni Theatre, notably: “Metamorphosis”, according to the poem by Ovid, Samuel Beckett’s “First Love” and Henrick Ibsen’s “The Enemy of the People”, which was his senior project.
“Marat/Sade” by Peter Weiss is Saba Aslamazishvili’s debut performance.