"The Theatre of Emergency" will be opened at the National Centre for Contemporary Arts (NCCA) on Tuesday with the performances and discussions on the conflict in the Sakhalin Puppet Theatre, this is a social and interactive joint project of Joseph Beuys Moscow Theatre and "CultProekt" (“Culture project”) creative association.
After the artistic director of The Puppet Theatre in Yuzhno-Sakhalinsk Antonina Dobrolyubova had not renewed the contract, the unrest broke out - the actors held meetings, collected signatures, announced a hunger strike. The conflict lasts until today, however, according to the artistic director of the Beuys Theatre George Juneau, now the sides of the conflicts - officials and artists – are engaged in a constructive dialogue. The idea of "The Theatre of Emergency" is that the mobile group of the theatrical figures - directors and playwrights - is ready to answer the call, ready to explore the problematic situation with their own methods, contributing a good deal to its resolution.
The idea of the project appeared when "CultProekt" proposed George Juneau to make an interactive performance about the conflict in the Sakhalin Puppet Theatre. The play was not written, however, according to Juneau, a trip to Sakhalin was a useful affair.
Author: Anna Dorozhkina