During recent a few months the theatre works on the new project of the reading of the plays of young belarusian playwrights. The first play is “The Pants” by Pavel Pryazhko the reading of which is planned on December.
Pavel Rudnev (authoritative Russian theatre critic) writes about Pryazhko. “Belarussian Paul Pryazhko causes either curse or adoration. Today, he is the most discussed contemporary playwright in Russia from the generation of 30-years-old playwrights. Moreover, his radicalism was demanded not only on the avant-garde stages, but also on very traditional dramatic stages of Russian province.
Pavel Pryazhko could change the course of modern plays in Russia. He turned the “new drama” from dramatic themes to dramatic language, to the debate around the building of modern plays. He made the shape of the text and the language of the play themes to discuss. Before Pryazhko “new drama” clung with plots, borderline states, travelling to the worlds unexplored by theatre yet… Pavel Pryazhko primarily puts formal experiments in dramatic writing: he, in fact, reverses the function of stage directions, he thinks about the qualities of the modern language, which is reduced to a narrow set of half-words, symbols, characters, he plays with the rhythm of the phrase, he deliberately uses the methods of construction primitivism speech. Pryazhko watches at paroxysms of modern language as a side, as assistant observer: how vocal apparatus of the modern teenager was distorted with the pop culture and the Internet consciousness, how language function is dying in the world without the need for a “live” communication, how words are meaningful and how the phrases are ultrashort in the non-literary, uncultured speech, how the changing language reflects a painful stiffness and stupefying materialized consciousness, without a metaphor in language and the need to colour, to play with words in it. “