Absolute Clarity
Written by Sophia Romma
Directed by Yuri Joffe

Yuri Joffe

January 31 to February 25, 2007
Preview performances Jan. 31 & Feb. 1 at 7:30 pm.
Opens 7:30 pm Feb. 2.
Players Theater, 115 Macdougal Street, Manhattan
Presented by ArtVoice and Cinema Anastasia Productions
Wed-Sun at 7:30 PM, Sat and Sun at 2:00 PM.
Tickets $45; Theater Mania 212-352-3101, 866-811-4111.


Director Yuri Joffe has been a director of the Mayakovsky Academic Theater in Moscow since 1976, where he has overseen the production of over thirty stage plays.

He earned his Doctoral Degree in directing from the prestigious Gitis Academy of Theater Arts and has directed plays by world-renowned authors including Babel, Ostrovski, and Mrozeck. In 1994, President Boris Yeltsin personally awarded Mr. Joffe with the highest honorable medal for outstanding direction in Marina Tsvetayeva's "Theater".

In 2003, he received the Stanislavsky Award for his co-direction of Fyodor Dostoevsky's "The Brothers Karamazov" with the celebrated Head Director of the Mayakovsky Academic Theater, Sergei Arzibashev. He frequently collaborated with one of Russia's most famous theatrical Master Directors, Andrei Goncharov.

Mr. Joffe has been a Professor for more than fifteen years at the Gitis Academy of Theater Arts where he runs a Master Class in the Art of Acting and Directing.

Last spring brought Mr. Joffe to New York for the first time, when he directed Sophia Romma’s play, “Shoot Them in the Cornfields!” at the Producers Club Theaters.

The Mayakovsky Academic Theater is one of the major theaters in Moscow, of equal standing with the Moscow Art Theater, the Chekhov Theater of Moscow, Gorky Theater of Moscow, Savrimenik Theater, Leninsky Comsomol Theater, The Pushkin Theater, The Maly Theater and Ostrovski Theater of Moscow. The only more prominent institution in Moscow is the Bolshoi Theater.