A documentary play
6 scenes, 5 actors: interior, 4 themes: propaganda, violence, fear, conformism. The play looks for answers: How did Putin's war become the war of the Russian people? What motivated Russian citizens to support the fight against Ukraine? Has Russia finally lost democratic values? A combination of documentary and fiction illuminates painful and highly topical topics.
Berlin artists with a Russian background perform a play that examines the personal and collective responsibility of citizens for events in their country of origin.
The piece is based on both documentary material (interviews, publications, social media, videos, etc.) from Russia and on dramaturgical texts. Each of the protagonists has a reason not to take a position against the war and each of them experiences his/her borderline situation. They act against their own conscience, conform or are scared as hell. Why? Maybe this mystery will be solved together with the audience!
Approx. 100 minutes (in German) followed by a panel discussion with invited experts.
Director: Grigory Kofman
Idea & dramaturgy: Grigory Kofman, Maria Zharkova, Alexander Schulz, Vladimir Reznik
With: Irina Fedorova, Grigory Kofman, Eugen Knecht, Alexander Schulz, Maria Zharkova
- Language: German
The project is funded by the Federal Foreign Office as part of the “Expanding cooperation with society in the Eastern Partnership countries and Russia” program.