In order for the audience to see and appreciate the theatrical performance, a large team has to work hard for many days. Oleg Dmitriev managed to work as both an actor and a director. Not only laudatory articles were written about him, but also critical reviews.
Even in ancient times, philosophers argued that man is the blacksmith of his own happiness. Making the right choice of profession brings satisfaction every day. But it is not so easy to choose your main field of activity once and for life. Oleg Dmitriev, at an early age, linked his fate with the theater. The boy was born on April 26, 1970 in an intelligent family. Parents lived in the famous city of Leningrad. My father was engaged in the design of buildings and structures. Mother worked as an administrator in one of the city theaters.
The boy went to school already prepared. He learned to read early and knew many poems. Oleg studied well. He knew how to find a common language with peers. In high school, he was fascinated by classes in the city Theater of Youth Creativity. He performed diverse roles in various productions. In the play based on Russian folk tales, the aspiring actor convincingly presented the audience with a stubborn goat. And in the play "Thumbelina" he got the role of Elf. When the time came to choose a profession, Oleg already knew for sure that he would become an actor.
Having received a certificate of maturity, Dmitriev entered the Faculty of Dramatic Art at the Leningrad Institute of Theater, Music and Cinematography. After the first year, the training had to be interrupted - there was no military department at the institute, and the student was drafted into the ranks of the armed forces. Oleg spent a whole year within the walls of the Central Academic Theater of the Soviet Army. I spent it usefully, gaining acting and directing experience. Returning to civilian life, Dmitriev continued his education and entered the service at the Maly Drama Theater.
In the early 90s, a student collective with the participation of Dmitriev staged the play "Gaudeamus". In that chronological period, the country was shaken by political cataclysms. To join European values and earn extra currency, the group went on a trip to foreign countries. Young actors showed their performance in Germany, France and Italy. Fresh impressions and knowledge served as an additional stimulus for creative activity. In 2004, Oleg made his directorial debut, staging the play "Don Perlimplin's Love".
Dmitriev's directorial career was developing successfully. At the next stage of his development, he acted as the founder of the non-profit organization "Author's Theater". The first performance was called “We live without feeling the country”. There were also other projects in the plans.
There is no reliable information about the director's personal life. Oleg Dmitriev died on July 11, 2019. Death overtook him at home. There was no wife or friend nearby.