Margarita Shumilova

Actress-puppeteer

Honoured Artist of Russia

Graduated from Gorky Theatre College in 1973 in the specialty “Puppet theatre actor”.

By decree of the Russian Federation President as of February 19, 2003, she was awarded with a medal “In memory of the 300th anniversary of St. Petersburg”.
In 2010, by decision of the Legislative Assembly of St. Petersburg, she was awarded with a commendation “For valuable personal contribution in the development of culture and art of Petersburg and in connection with the 20th anniversary of St. Petersburg state institution “Stray Dog” Puppet Theatre.
She was awarded a certificate of merit by the Head of Kirovsky District Administration for contribution in the development of culture of Kirovsky District, St. Petersburg.

She has been working in the theatre since 1993.

“Since childhood, I have been fascinating with two activities: dolls and sports. The puppets finally won in the unequal struggle. As a consequence, I completed an educational course of Gorky Theatre College. From that time and so far my passion for puppies continues. I love the puppet theatre tremendously! I love the theatre with a heart-stirring name “Stray dog”. I love it for variety of forms, where one may show his/her creative gifts comprehensively.

If you take the work in a puppet theatre seriously and devotedly, then you will love this very difficult, interesting and remarkable profession of an artist-puppeteer!”

Roles:

AGNIYA BARTO AND OTHERS

UGLY DUCKLING – Mother duck

RYABA THE HEN – Old woman, Mouse Oh

MOROZKO – Parashenka

FLY TSOKOTUKHA – White Caterpillar, Bee, Butterfly

MAGIC WAND – Crow

THREE PIGLETS – NUF-NUF

WONDER-TURNIP – Murka

PUSSY CAT’S HOUSE – Pig