«Peoples’» denunciation of the Doc’s performances supported by deputy Yampolskaya.
There has been one and half year since Elena Gremina and Mikhail Ugarov have passed away. Not only we are trying to embrace their memory but also keep the performances of their Doc. The most difficult and fragile thing is for the person to defend his honor and his work because he is already dead.
In response to the complaint made by the «group of people» after «SERB’s» raid, we are with the police trying to explain the obvious. The performances «War is coming» (one of the last Elena Gremina’s works), «Out of the closet», «Rave 228» are not an anti-Russian propaganda.
The saddest thing is that this «peoples’» denunciation against the performances were supported by Deputy Elena Yampolskaya, the theatre critic. Our theatre is small, we recognize theatre critics by their faces. There will be no mistake in saying that Elena Alexandrovna did not see the shows. In the denunciation the description of the performances’ synopsizes is wrong.
«War is coming» (2016, one of the last performances directed by Elena Gremina) – three texts about the people living nearby modern military conflicts. The last text is about the process against Gennady Afanasiev (his partners are known better, but the performance is not about them. It is about him we had the courage to confess at the Court that he has wrongly accused others).
«Out of the closet» (2016). The play is about how scary it is for the adults to admit their homosexuality and how mothers and farther can forgive, understand their children and keep the parents’ love.
«Rave 228» – educational performance-game about the dangers of drug trafficking.
The performances have the age limit 18+. Our staff checks spectators’ passports. And now we will have to explain all of it to the people who have never seen our performances. We are grateful to Sergey Bagamshin («Pravozashita Otkrytki»), who agreed to help us.
Performances by Gremina, Ugarov and their students are about mercy, conscious, about the importance and interest of being a man – not a fairytale hero, but an ordinary person. We keep working.