Ilkhom Theatre

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Ilkhom Theatre (Ильхом Театр Марка Вайля) is a theatre company based in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. Founded by Mark Weil (Марк Яковлевич Вайль) in 1976, it was the first independent theatre in the Soviet Union, and remains self-supporting to this day.[1][2][3]

Weil was murdered in September 2007.[4] His last production was the Greek tragedy The Oresteia; despite his murder the day before it was scheduled to open, the actors went ahead because, according to them and to Mark Weil, the show must go on.[4]

In 2011 Ilkhom Theatre won one of the Prince Claus Awards.

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  1. ^ May, Thomas (March 28, 2008). "At ACT: an inspiring theater company from Tashkent". Crosscut.com. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  2. ^ Berson, Misha (March 9, 2008). "Ilkhom Theatre: The realization of a dream, clouded by tragedy". The Seattle Times. Retrieved August 20, 2011. 
  3. ^ Bremner, Charles. "Mark Weil – Times Online Obituary". The Times. London. 
  4. ^ a b "Crossing Continents: Uzbekistan". BBC News. April 1, 2008. 

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Coordinates: 41°19′06″N 69°15′42″E / 41.31833°N 69.26167°E / 41.31833; 69.26167