Pop-Up Theatre and The Access Point Festival (Saint-Petersburg, Russia)
Dramatist Assia Voloshina
Director Semyon Aleksandrovsky
Architect Artyom Arsenyan
Cast Alena Starostina, Ivan Nikolaev
A couple is “on a date”. Here, on Zoom, they met each other during the lockdown in 2020. Now, in 2035, no one uses such archaic programs. But why couldn’t they indulge in some nostalgia? Especially on their anniversary. Sociologists call the experience we had during the crisis a shared experience. Shared means collective, experienced together with other. But were our lives really shared during this period?
Zoom has become a universal communication tool for us. But what if we get inside someone else's conversation, find ourselves inside someone else's world, someone else's time? Are we going to witness a drama that has no relation to us? Or may be it has.
Semyon Aleksandrovsky — theatre director, founder of the St. Petersburg Pop-Up Theatre. In 2007, he graduated from the directing course by Lev Dodin at the Saint Petersburg State Theatre Arts Academy. Participant of the festivals “NET” and “Territory”. Among his works there are promenade performances in parks (The Eternal Return) and bars (The Hell Workers' Union, Detained / Sergei Dovlatov), a questionnaire performance (Questioning / Who are you?). His audio performance for one spectator Time, which was nominated for the Golden Mask Award. During the pandemic, together with the Access Point Festival, Semyon Aleksandrovsky created an online-spectacle The Marriage, which takes place on Zoom.
20:00 (Moscow Time)
1 hour without intermission
In Russian language
The performance will be shown on Zoom