On March 23, 2017, Professor Misha Kachman presented a lecture, "The Career of a Young Artist. The Experience of America." at the "Academic Discourses: The School of Contemporary Spectators and Listeners" series at the Theatre Institute At Stanislavsky Electrotheatre in Moscow. He discussed his experience as a professional set designer in the United States, and he compared theatre education in the U.S. and Russia. He discussed the history and hierarchy embedded in professional theatre design programs in the U.S., and how academic training programs both provide marketing and career mentorship for young artists emerging in the field. Kachman focused on the importance of forming professional relationships among young artists, directors, producers, and peers in the United States.
Check out his lecture (in Russian) on YouTube: