Diary of a Madman
One-person show based on the story by N. Gogol and on “Second-hand Time” by S. Svetlana Alexievich
Nobel prize for literature 2015
Theatre project of multicultural city and Galaktika in cooperation with Russian House of Science and Culture in Berlin
Premiere: 25.03.2018, 7 p.m., Russian House of Science and Culture
With Anatoli Kot
Text, concept and directing: Monika Dobrowlanska
Drawings: Irina Poloubessov
Animations: Jan Wagner
Duration: 1 hour
In Russian language with subtitles
How to protect yourself against the stress of the modern world? How to avoid going crazy? How to combine a socialist education with capitalist life? Are unselfish relations between people possible in a profit-driven society?
Many years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this unique German-Russian theatre project sheds the light on what kind of expectations, hopes, and at the same time great disappointments people of the former Soviet Union and the Eastern Bloc had as capitalism entered their lives.
The project has been created by the famous theatre and film actor from Moscow Anatoli Kot and the director from Berlin, winner of the Tournesol award at the Festival d’Avignon-2017 Monika Dobrowlanska. It is based on N. Gogol’s story “Diary of a Madman” and on “Second-hand Time” by S. Alexievich.
Further performances: 15.04.2018, Arbau/ Russia, Theatre Days in Arbau
24.04.2018, Teatrum na Serpuchovke, Moscow/ Russia