Sketch performances, discussions:

Theatre-Theatre, October, 11th, 12.30-15.00; 16.00-18.00

Artistic Leader of the Laboratory – Principal Director of Perm Academic Theatre-Theatre Vladimir Zolotar.

Work in the Laboratory consists of two stages. First several student directors from Russia as well as from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, come one week before the festival, start working on sketches of performances based on the material chosen by themselves. The main point is that this is the first experience of young directors with the team of professional theatre – costumers, property-masters, set designers, and, of course, actors. Young directors get this type of experience beyond the usual educational frame, in real existing conditions, for the first time. The second stage: on the first day of the festival the sketches of performances are to be presented for professional judgment. The participants of the festival, students and graduates of Institutes of Art and Culture, along with a jury made up of directors, producers and critics discuss the works presented. The jury chooses the winner of this young directors’ competition, and Theatre-Theatre concludes a contract with the winner, giving the young director the right to stage a production in the next theatre season.  

Participants of the Laboratory – Estonia: Andra Teede, playwright, Laura Mets, director. Latvia: Arnita Jaunzeme. Lithuania: Egle Kizaite.