Director: Mikheil Charkviani
Scenography By: Ana Gurgenidze
Composer: Erekle Getsadze
Erekle Getsadze, Giga Datiashvili, Irakli Kakabadze, Gigi Rekviashvili, Irakli Sirbilashvili, Bichka Cheishvili
On the first page of Georgian passport we read:
The holder of this passport is under protection of Georgia. This passport is the property of Georgia. This passport contains 48 pages.” More than 25% -s of Georgian territories are occupied by Russia. Living in occupied regions is absolutely unbearable. Our neighbors kidnap people from villages daily and asking ransom from the families. Neighbors kill young man at the border and broadcast that on the TV. Neighbors kidnap a young man from the border, as if he was planning a diversion against the Russian government. The neighbor country claims that he accidentally falls down from the stares while held in the police and dies. In another version he dies with a heart attack. The man’s reburial to his home takes place after 26 days after his death. The family is waiting for the body. When they receive it, the mother and father of the man find his passport in his pocket, which is property of Georgia and contains 48 pages. On the funeral the mother doesn't cover her dead sons tortured hands in the coffin. She says 'they need to see the enemy'. “Passport” is a new documentary performance by the open space team. It is about the Georgian passport, which does not have any protective power. It is just a journal where visas get stamped. The project based on documentary interviews with residents of the conflict region.
Premiere will be held in the frames of Georgian Showcase 2018
Duration: 70 minutes, without intermission
The tour group: 10 persons
“Open space of Experimental art“ was founded in 2016 with the aim, to develop visual and performing arts in Georgia.
The theater group of the company works to research new views, methods, and forms and give opportunity for those artists, who want to make non-classical theatrical processes in alternative space. The creative group of open space, people from the different fields’ art, actively reacts to the political and social processes in the country. Theatre performances “God of Hunger’, “Sorrow”, “Parents Meeting” and Social Performances: “Labor Code/Non Class Reading” and Andro Dadiani’s “Thicker Skin“- draw attention to the problems: Poverty, Homelessness, Neglect of the rights of workers, homophobia, different types of violence and to people as the result of all these, with their feelings and memories from childhood, determining our lives.
During these two years “Open space” has its audience and it managed to take place in cultural processes, such as activist group for whom theatre is the weapon, in the battle for human rights.
Artistic Director of Theatre: Mikheil Charkviani, Davit Khorbaladze
General Manager: Ana Gurgenidze
Contact Person: Ana Gurgenidze
Tel: +995 551 400 403
Mikhail Charkviani - stage director. He is a co-founder of Open Space, its stage director, painter and artistic director. He graduated from the Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema, Drama Department. He is an award-winning director (Independent Duruji Awards and Tsinandali Awards in the field of theatre).