Fedir Stryhun

Academician of the NAA of Ukraine


Fedir Stryhun

    born in 1939

Theatre and Film Actor, Director, Educator

    Academician of the NAA of Ukraine (2001)

    Laureate of the Taras Shevchenko National Prize of Ukraine (1978)

    People's Artist of the Ukrainian SSR (1979)

    Associate Professor (1996)

    Laureate of the Kotlyarevsky Prize (1994)

    Laureate of the M. Sadovsky Prize (1996)

For more than 50 years of his creative career, Fedir Stryhun has played more than 100 roles, revealing himself to be an actor of rare talent. The artist also directed more than 20 productions.

For more than 30 years, F. Stryhun was the artistic director of the National Academic Drama Theatre named after M. Zankovetska. Owing to his artistic efforts in repertoire strategy, actors' selection, and productions, the theatre has gained the highest status of the National Theatre and is currently the leading theatre company in Ukraine.

Among the performances of F. Stryhun that have been highly praised by the press and theatre community: Don Juan (Lesya Ukrainka's "The Stone Master"), Sadovsky (I. Ryaboklyach's "Maria Zankovetska"), Richard III and Othello (based on the works by W. Shakespeare), Svyatoslav (Ivan Franko's "The Dream of Prince Svyatoslav"), Bohdan Khmelnytsky (based on the work by O. Korniychuk), Honta (Taras Shevchenko's "Haydamaky"), Stakanchyk (M. Kulish's "People's Malachy"), Ivan Barylchenko (I. Karpenko-Kary's "The Sea of Life"), and others.

As a director, the artist has staged many performances that have rightfully entered the history of modern Ukrainian theatre: "Talentless", "The Master", "The Fuss", "The Sea of Life" by I. Karpenko-Kary, "People's Malachy" by M. Kulish, "Pavlo Polubotok" by K. Bureviy, "U.B.N." by H. Telniuk, "On Sunday Early I Dug Herbs" by O. Kobylianska, "Hamlet" by W. Shakespeare, "Natalka Poltavka" by I. Kotliarevsky.

Stryhun works actively on radio, television and cinema. Films "The Missing Letter", "And in the Sounds the Memory Will Echo", "Zaporozhets Beyond the Danube", "Stone Soul" brought him fame as a film actor. As an educator, Stryhun lectured at two acting courses at the Mykola Lysenko Lviv State Conservatory.

He was awarded Orders of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, 4th and 5th Class, "For Merit" of the 1st, 2nd and 3rd class, the Gold Medal of the NAA of Ukraine.