CREATED BY THEATRE REPLIKA
DIRECTED BY GEORG GENOUX
We Are the Rubbish From Eastern Europe is supported by the Goethe Institute of Bulgaria
We are the Rubbish from Eastern Europe merges two documentary theatre projects. The first, ‘Rubbish’, tells the stories of people in Sofia who live off the contents of the city’s rubbish bins. The second, ‘Exodus’, depicts the lives of people who want to emigrate or, in some cases have already emigrated, from Bulgaria. The performance is very personal. It features actors telling their own stories and those of their close friends. In their signature their stripped-down style, Replika’s performers investigate the value of everyday objects and ask key questions about what matters most in their ongoing efforts to sort through the lasting legacy of Socialism in the contemporary Bulgarian context.
According to Nikola Wandow and Kultura magazine, ‘This completely simplified new kind of theatre performed by Replika is obviously the most interesting trend in recent years’.
In May 2014 Replika was awarded the ‘Stoyan Kambarev’ award for contemporary art in Bulgaria.
Theatre Replika was founded in Sofia in 2011 by a group of young actors dedicated to supporting experimentation in contemporary drama and documentary theatre forms in Bulgaria. Theatre Replika is home to the annual international theatre laboratory NEDRAma. The company members work closely with artists from Bulgaria, Switzerland, Poland, Russia, and Macedonia.
We Are the Rubbish from Eastern Europe will be performed in English and Bulgarian with English supertitles.
For more on Replika and We Are the Rubbish From Eastern Europe see:
http://replicatheatre.com/ (in Bulgarian)
We Are the Rubbish From Eastern Europe will be performed as part of the multidisciplinary arts platform Peripheral Visions. A special project of the Sixth Moscow Biennale, Peripheral Visions features an exhibition of works by Moscow-based artist Olga Chernysheva as well as a series of three documentary theatre productions on themes of immigration and social inequality. For more on the Chernysheva exhibition click here. For the full Peripheral Visions theatre programme click here.