Genre: Six stories about life and war
Director Tamara Trunova
Author Natalya Vorozhbit
The performance-winner of the Kiev Account Prize is the best performance of 2018.
The war in the east of Ukraine is not only about explosions, shelling and the names of the victims. In her backstage, on both sides of the front, the life of (un) ordinary people continues, united by the broken roads of Donbass. A young woman goes to the east of Ukraine in search of documentary material about the war, but there, in the gray zone of the border region, she becomes a hostage to her own and other people's stories. She lives them as if through the looking glass, where there is no longer good and evil, where the victim and the executioner are changing roles, and love becomes transient and elusive.
“Bad roads” are six stories about the relationship between men and women, pointed and distorted by the war, and about fractures that will never heal. This play is one of the first statements about the war in eastern Ukraine on a large theater stage. Natalia Vorozhbit wrote it, collecting stories and testimonies of real people for the script “Cyborg” (director Akhtem Seitablaev). But if “Cyborgs” is about myth and victory, then “Bad roads” are about life itself, which death will always prevail. The play was first staged at the Royal Court Theater in London in October 2017. The Ukrainian premiere took place on September 27, 2018 on Stage 6. May 17 is the premiere on the stage of the Kiev Academic Drama and Comedy Theater on the left bank of the Dnieper.
Set Designer: Yuri Larionov
Costume Designer - Kristina Korabelnikova
Musical Solution - Akmal Gurezov, Tamara Trunova
Assistant Director - Laura Vilzane