“The Things“ / Arts and Science Lab / III international theater festival „TheATRIUM“
Dramaturgy and direction by: Paulius Markevičius
Concept by: Rusnė Kregždaitė and Loriana Kilaitė
Scientific consultant: dr. Vytenis Pranculis
Set designer: Barbora Šulniūtė
Costume designer: Sandra Vasilevskaitė
Composers: Artūras Bumšteinas and Antanas Dombrovskij
Light designer: Audrius Jankauskas
Cast: Greta Grinevičiūtė, Simonas Dovidauskas, Paulius Markevičius, Gediminas Rimeika, Vygandas Vadeiša
Duration: 1 h (without intermission)
The play puts historical events and characters in a quantum space. The intertwined analyses of time, drama, light and sound and the stories of the actors translocate the spectators to a surreal actuality where customary laws become utopian and quantum theories become a daily routine.
The performance is a research. The actors are quanta. The spectator is an observer who, merely by his / her presence, can change the direction, speed, choices, actions or habits of the one who is being observed.
Meno ir mokslo laboratorija (MMLAB; Art and Science Laboratory) unites young creative artists and scientists who carry out joint educational, art and research projects. Currently, their repertoire has four productions (SUBJECTS, MATTERS, ERRORS and SIGNALS directed by Paulius Markevičius). It is a theatrical creative space not limited to scientific topics but also promoting the experimenting of young artists’ and search for new forms and themes. Each MMLAB project attracts an increasingly larger number of artists, as well as the LAB is one of the fastest growing young artist organisations that have gained recognition of critics and spectators.