Teatr.doc in Kiev: the festival in memory of Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina
The biggest festival of the Teatr.doc’s history will take place in Kiev from 15th to 24th of November. 10 days and 11 performances – this is the festival in memory of the founders of Doc, Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina.
In collaboration with PostPlay Theatre we are going to show performances either made by Mikhail Yurevich and Elena Anatolievna or in production of which they took a big part. For example, the idea for the performance “Favourites:Provider” was born from the Yudnikov’s jokes in the train. Everybody was laughing so hard that we were afraid the train could get off the tracks. And Ugarov said something like: “this is a ready performance” and it became one.
We will open the festival on 15th of November with the last Elena Gremina’s performance “New Antigone”. This is the performance about the mothers of the children killed during the terrorist attack in Beslan and the government that decided to tell them how they should mourn their children. Elena Gremina called this performance the “antitheatre” and that’s why we open the festival with this play.
16th of November – “One hour, 18 minutes / The Trial that didn’t take place/.
17th of November – “150 Reason not to Defend our Motherland”
18th of November – “Two in your House”
19th of November – “Lear-Klesch”
20th of November – “The Last Party”
21st of November – “Your calendar/Torture”
22nd of November – “War is Coming”
On the last day 24th of November there will be a reading of the play “Misha and Lena” based on the diaries of the founders of Teatr.doc Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina.
This spring our mentors, playwrights, directors and founders of Teatr.doc Mikhail Ugarov and Elena Gremina passed away. From their diaries we made a play about them, us, the country and the time between 2005 and 2018. This is the text about great love to each other, the theatre and to something they’d been doing; about how Teatr.doc has grown from the underground basement to the cultural phenomenon and has gone down in history of theatre and civil society. Maxim Kurochkin and Elena Kovalskaya, the friends of both will be reading the play.
You can try and buy some tickets by this link.