«Here.I.Stand» — Part 2. St.Petersburg

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From 27th of August till 3d of September the international theatre project «Here.I.Stand» organised by the Deutsches Theater (Berlin) in cooperation with the Russian partner — the Theatre project «Vmeste» — came to St.Petersburg. During 6 working days 18 teenagers from Germany, Poland and Russia conducted interviews, made research about Andrei Sakharov — the main figure of the Russian part of the project, and rehearsed scenes and songs inspired by these encounters.

The main question of the project: which issues and values are important today for young people in the three countries and what they are willing to defend or fight for? Looking for the answers we participated in the workshop about life and fate of Andrei Sakharov made by a brilliant professor Dmitry Dubrovsky, conducted skype interviews with a participant and historian of the dissident movement Alexander Daniel and Elena Gremina, a director of the most daring Russian Theater.doc, visited the Museum of the political history of Russia and «Nochlezhka», an oldest Russian charity providing assistance to homeless people, talked to inspiring NGO-warrior Viktoria Ryzhkova and young politician Alexander Shurshev, participated in a #quiteprotest workshop by Daria Serenko.

In the end of six days we invited friends, parents and all interested people to join our open rehearsal — to show what we are up to and to discuss the topic. The debates were hot and stimulating! We are looking forward the last part of the project in Berlin and the premiere of our show that will happen on 31st of October — 2nd of November on the stage of the Deutsches Theater. Come see the show: https://www.deutschestheater.de/programm/spielplan/hier_stehe_ich/2227/

Photo by Elsa C. Grief