«Theatre of Social Research» Projects Presentation
Alena Shpak and Andrey Dichenko
Premiere — October 1, 2018
What is hierarchy, what is power, and who constructs them? What is self-knowledge, what is ideology, what is individuality and uniqueness? What is free will, what is free choice, and can we really face them? Every stereotype exists in order to protect us from danger. Later, under any type of power these mechanisms begin to work in order to control each other, manipulate each other, take power from each other and delegate responsibility to each other. As a result, giving our power to another person in exchange for safety and comfort, we become victims, become objects, transfer our subjectivity into the hands of others, become repeaters of someone's will, someone's desires and someone's ideas. We lose the ability to create, and this emptiness is filled by those to whom we have transferred this ability. Do they want to do this, is it happening voluntarily? How is it possible that the system associates both of these positions with suffering and the both sides of it are losers? But who is interested in maintaining this system? How can you remain yourself, becoming a part of the system, and how can you change the system without being a part of it?
- Director: Vladimir Shcherban
- Musical Accompaniment: Andrei Zavalei
Technical Support: Martha Lubetskaya
Cast: Yana Rusakevich, Zhenya Dolgaya / Vika Lazar, Anton Zhukov
The history of the performance began in 2018. The first reading of the play took place on October 1 in a private apartment in Minsk with the participation of Yana Rusakevich, Kirill Masheka and Zhenya Dolgaya. Then there were several presentations with the participation of Igor Shugaleev in the space of Social Theater Lab of ECLAB. And now, a year after, we are delighted to present you a full-fledged performance.
In Russian language with English subtitles
No admittance after third bell.