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Man from Fish: Voices

Jaunimo teatras, Vilnius/Lithuania
Staged Reading | Lithuanian and German with Lithuanian, English and German subtitles | 20 min

Man from Fish by Asia Vološina is a linguistic maze, a net of confessions erupting at night, spoken by women’s lips and heard by men’s ears. This is quite a rare occurrence in dramaturgy. Presenting this play means inviting the audience into a strained time in which anxiety unfolds. This is an opportunity to delve deeper into the concept of freedom.

While considering the different ways of providing a remote theatrical experience, Eglė Švedkauskaitė realized that after a quarantine filled with images and live broadcasts she was longing for clear voices and good quality sounds. She therefore presents this play as an audio track, immersing the audience into the choir of yearning women’s voices performed by the original Lithuanian cast with the addition of two great Volksbühne actresses. From their remote islands, they discuss love, loneliness, constraint, and freedom in different languages.

Director: Eglė Švedkauskaitė
Playwright: Asia Vološina
Composer: Agnė Matulevičiūtė
Project manager: Giedrė Bagdžiūnaitė
Sound Recording Lithuanian Scene: Vilius Keras
Sound Design: Lukas Tarvainis
Camera: Laurynas Skeisgiela
Video Design: Vytautas Narbutas
Sound Recording German Scene: Deniz Sungur
Translations by: Marius Burokas, Markus Roduner, Jovita Gliauberzonaitė

With: Matas Dirginčius (Benoit; playing guitar), Katja Gaudard (Salmanowa), Paula Kober (Julka), Viktorija Kuodytė (Salmanova), Asta Zacharovaitė (Julka; playing bass guitar)

With special mentioning of further colleagues from the original cast of Man from Fish:

Set and Costume Design: Ona Juciūtė
Light Design: Julius Kuršys
Actors: Ieva Kaniušaitė (Lisa), Aleksas Kazanavičius (Stasik), Simonas Storpirštis (Grisha)

Coproduction between Jaunimo teatras and Volksbühne Berlin
Supported by Baltic Culture Fund