Kirill began his directing experience while at Brooklyn College, and has continued it throughout his time at Michigan State University. He has directed several new plays, including a collaboration with the playwriting program at MSU to develop new work. He was also an invited director at Summer Circle Theatre and the Gi60 International Play Festival.
Turn of the Screw, Summer Circle Theatre
"The acting was excellent all around with Sarah Goeke and Andrew Head in The Turn of the Screw, adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Henry James' original 1898 ghost story... The play is haunted by a repressed Victorian sexuality and ghostly obsession - and directed by Kirill Sheynerman."
Gi60 is the world's only International One Minute Play Festival. Created in 2003 by ScreamingMediaProductions Artistic Director Steve Ansell Gi60 has been performed annually in the UK and New York since 2005.
Transient Spaces is the second annual event arising out of ENG 327: Introduction to Playwriting, presenting original work written and performed by undergraduate students. Each of the three short plays offers a setting of physical upheaval to match the emotional upheaval of the characters. As these characters see their lives change they struggle to find something permanent and of value in their relationships with each other.
Invasive Species was directed as part of Transient Spaces, which is a collaboration between the Michigan State University Playwriting Department and the Theatre Department. The production presents original work written and performed by undergraduate students.