The actress of the theatre Svietlana Gaidalionok staged the first verbatim in our city. The technique of verbatim is based on recorded talks or other documents which are remade into the performance’s text.
Svietlana is a teacher of English at school, and she made from 8th form students main characters and raised their troubles. While the process of creating there were an attempt to make an interview, but a sudden problem appeared. Teenagers couldn’t express feelings and thoughts. So Svietlana had to turn to the social nets and study her students’ statuses. There were statuses about love, friendship, the attitude to parents and a school. The students performed on the stage montage and translated into English statements (the performance was created special for the regional contest between theatre groups in English language). As a background she used the project of popular teenagers’ comics. The performance produced a shock in the commission, due to its unusual form, truth and abrupt sentences. Despite the confusion of the commission, the performance nevertheless as noted award as “original.” We should say so.