RODION BELETSKY is a Russian writer, playwright and screenwriter who began his theater career more than 18 years ago. He graduated from VGIK, and has participated in workshops at NN Figurovskogo. He has received more than 100 productions in theaters in Russia and abroad and has been published in the journals New World, Banner, and Modern Drama. Beletsky is the author of the song “I Always Take a Camera” (from the program “Do Not Play”). He has received awards from Modern Drama magazine for the play The Fans; Eurasia for the script Knights of the Round Table; Children of Ra magazine for the play Three Attempts to Pass. He is also the author of the detective novels, The Clown at Midnight (2008, ed. EKSMO, Moscow), and Knight is on the Trail (2012, ed. EKSMO, Moscow). He is fluent in English and French in addition to Russian.