Author: Lera Manovich
Director: Pavel Akimkin
Set Designer: Maxim Obrezkov
Choreographer: Sergei Zemlyansky
Lighting Designer: Alexander Sivaev
Performers: Svetlana Kochetkova, Natalia Lesnikovskaya, Ksenia Makarova, Anastasia Pronina, Anastasia Sycheva, Sesg Hapsasova, Yana Chekina, Alisa Estrina, Roman Anikeev, Alexander Zanin, Vladimir Korzhev, Dmitry Kostyaev, Viktor Maminov, Alexander Muravyov, Danila Rassomakhin Grigory Spiridonov, Sergey Shamov.
For his directorial debut, Pavel Akimkin chose the story of the modern Russian writer Lera Manovich "The German". This is a touching and funny story about a family that a teenager from Germany came to thanks to a school exchange program. A German named Pius finds himself in a not very comfortable atmosphere, because several generations live in the same apartment at once, and all household members are women. Each of them tries to surround the guest with care: the girl-schoolgirl, and her mother-writer, and the wayward grandmother, and almost a hundred-year-old great-grandmother. With what discouraging details of domestic life Pius will have to face, and how the heroines will change, thanks to a meeting with a young foreigner - the viewer will have to find out.
Artists and musicians of the Central House of Artist and the SounDram studio, together with invited performers, united in a sparklingly funny and family-like warm production based on this witty text.
Pavel Akimkin is an actor, musician, composer. Graduate of the State Medical University named after Gnesins, as well as the Russian Institute of Theater Arts - GITIS, the directing department, the workshop of O.L. Kudryashova. Member of the SounDrama studio. Works at the Theater of Nations and the Theater "Center for Drama and Directing".
Lera Manovich is a poet, prose writer and playwright. She was born in Voronezh. Graduated from Voronezh State University (Faculty of Mathematics) and Higher Literary Courses at the Literary Institute named after V.I. A.M. Gorky. Member of the Writers' Union of Moscow. Author of three books of poetry and prose. The texts have been translated into German, Polish and Serbian. Participant of the drama laboratory of the CDR 2016-2017, which resulted in the project “Moscow - an open city. Transition ”, which included the texts of Lera Manovich“ Macaroni ”,“ Sprats ”,“ Adultery ”,“ Electricity ”. The story "German" was published in the magazine "New World" in 2018.
Sergei Zemlyansky - choreographer, director. In 2002 he graduated from the Chelyabinsk State Academy of Culture and Arts with a degree in choreography. He studied at master classes of European and American teachers and choreographers. In 2001-2005 he was a dancer at the Provincial Dances Theater (Yekaterinburg). Collaborates with domestic and foreign theater projects. In 2006 - 2014 he actively collaborated with the SounDrama studio as an actor and choreographer, worked on the performances: "Transition", "Gogol. Evenings ”Parts I, II and III,“ Romeo and Juliet ”and others. In the studio he released his first performance as a director-choreographer“ OS ”. As a director-choreographer, he has released performances at the Theater. A.S. Pushkin, Theater. M.N. Ermolova, Yekaterinburg Theater for Young Spectators, Latvian National Opera and Ballet Theater.
The premiere will take place on June 8, 2021.