Yuri Yeremin is the director of Three Farces and a Funeral and Ivanov and acting/directing instructor in the American Repertory Theater/Moscow Art Theater Institute for Advanced Theater Training at Harvard University. Mr. Yeremin is one Russia's leading directors and master teachers of acting and directing. As Artistic Director of the Central Soviet Army Theatre (1981–1987) and current Artistic Director of Moscow Pushkin Theatre (since 1987), he has directed a number of productions, including The Idiot and The Possessed by Dostoevsky, The Old Man by Gorky, Ward No. 6 by Chekhov, The Inspector General by Gogol, Madame Bovary by Flaubert, and Paper Nickelodeon by Chervinsky. His production of Ward No. 6 has toured extensively all through Europe, the United States, and Canada and was a part of the New York International Theatre Festival. Mr. Yeremin has directed and lectured throughout Europe and the United States, where he directed at the Hartford Stage Company and participated in the O'Neill Theatre Center Program in Waterford, Connecticut. His 1997 production of Shelter—based on Gorky's Lower Depths—at the American Studio of the Moscow Art Theatre was regarded among the best productions of the season. He is the recipient of several high awards for artistic excellence, including Russian and French decorations and the title of People's Artist of Russia.