Nikita Buldyrski receives the Alfred Kerr Actor Award 2024

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Nikita Buldyrski | © Fabian Schellhorn, Berliner Festspiele

Nikita Buldyrski, actor and graduate of the Thomas Bernhard Institute, is honoured with the prestigious Alfred Kerr Actor Award. The prize is awarded annually for an outstanding performance by a young actor in one of the ten productions at the Berlin Theatre Meeting. It is endowed with 5,000 euros in prize money and is awarded by the Alfred Kerr Foundation with the support of the Berliner Festspiele.

Nikita Buldyrski was born in Neftekumsk (Russia) in 1995. After moving to Bochum, he gained early theatre experience in various Russian and German-language projects and worked in independent ensembles and the independent scene in Bochum as well as in productions at the Junges Schauspielhaus and Schauspielhaus Bochum. From 2018 to 2022, Nikita Buldyrski completed his acting training at the Mozarteum University Salzburg and worked with directors such as Alexander Riemenschneider, Tina Lanik and Amélie Niermeyer before and during his studies. At the beginning of 2022, he directed Ebru Tartıcı Borchers (directing graduate of the Thomas Bernhard Institute) in the world premiere of Caren Jeß' "Knechte" at the Kosmos Theatre in Vienna. He has been a member of the ensemble at Theaterhaus Jena since the 2022/23 season and is part of the ensemble of the production "Die Hundekot-Attacke", which was invited to the festival by the jury of critics as one of the ten remarkable productions of the season. 

Sole juror Ursina Lardi in her laudation: "Nikita Buldyrski's play is pure presence in its precise naturalness. He reveals himself completely, accuses, lashes out and is vulnerable and self-confident at the same time. Every sentence is a hit!"


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