Shoot // get treasure // repeat
Text by Mark Ravenhill.
Directed by Alexei Martynov
Artist Valery Chtak
Composer Dima Anikin
Choreographer Konstantin Chelkaev
Producer Daria Werner
Performed by Marina Vasilieva, Anastasia Velikorodnaya, Darya Vorokhobko, Daniil Gazizullin, Yana Enzhaeva, Sergey Karaban, Marina Kaletskaya, Alisa Kretova, Alexey Lyubimov, Vasily Mikhailov, Gladstone Mahib, Yuri Mezhevich, Yasmina Omerovich, Taso Pletner, Peter Skvortsov
Modern epic about war, love, freedom, fear and compassion
The first screenings of the future large-scale special project of the Brusnikin Workshop based on the play by one of the most famous contemporary British playwrights Mark Ravenhill. In October 2019 Brusnikina Workshop presents a sketch of the special project Shoot // Get Treasure // Repeat. The premiere is scheduled for 2020.
Six micropieces about war, love, freedom, fear and compassion in the Grand Winery, the main site of the Winery Centre for Contemporary Art. Six identical locations for six different short stories, united by the same idea.
Shoot//Get treasure //Repeat is the directorial debut of Alexey Martynov, an actor in the Workshop and a student of Dmitry Brusnikin. Together with his classmates Martynov explores the theme of war as the main mechanism of existence of mankind.
The play is born in the former winery, and now in the largest exhibition space of the Winzavod, and strives to synthesize genres. Together with Martynov, the performance is designed by one of the most prominent contemporary artists, Valery Chtak. The composer of the performance, Dima Anikin, is known primarily as a representative of contemporary experimental music.
A series of 16 pieces by Shoot /Get treasure /Repeat by Mark Ravenhill was written specifically for the Edinburgh International Festival in 2007 and was staged almost immediately on the main stages of the UK, including the National Theatre in London. Mark Ravenhill is rightly considered one of the leaders of the 'new wave' of British drama. The plays "Shopping and Fucking", "Open Polaroid Images" and "Product" became world hits and became manifestations of the zero. The play "Open Polaroid Shots" was first staged in Russia in 2007 by Kirill Serebrennikov and became a real discovery and an absolute bestseller.
Pavel Rudnev, theater critic and translator:
"The title of the cycle is meaningless to translate. "Shoot / Get Treasure / Repeat" are not just words ("Shoot / Take the prize / Repeat"), they are gaming terms, slogans of a computer player, reflection of the basics of European consciousness with its cult of heroes, conquests and exploits in mass culture. Ravenhill calls each play after a classic textbook work: "War and Peace", "Crime and Punishment", "Mother", "Death of the Gods", "Paradise Lost".
Alexei Martynov, director:
"War is the imposition of your opponent's will. We are interested not in a specific war, but in war as a model of relations between people, a model of the world's existence. When one person thinks that he or she has the right to invade another person's personal space violently. When one country considers itself entitled to invade the life of another country. When there is a side X and side Y, and everyone thinks they are doing the right thing. When one side tries to force its opponent's opinion. War is about the lack of ability to live together. Is war a lack of communication or the appearance of communication?
Dima Anikin, composer:
"Ravenhill's plays are an attempt to describe being in war. When I started to write an oratorio for the performance, I thought about how to express those emotions and feelings that cannot be expressed in ordinary language. Is it possible to convey an indescribable horror? It made us think about Alexei Kruchenykh's "zumi". "Cosloquetry" as a way to express the inexpressible - things that cannot be described and do not fit into the usual names.
Duration: 130 minutes