The production is based on interviews with Russian LGBT families. In 2013, the Russian State Duma passed a law banning the co-called homosexual propaganda, which severely restricted the freedom of expression and assembly of LGBT organizations. In 2020, an amendment to the law was introduced banning same-sex families, especially the presence of children in such families. As a result of said amendment, same-sex families are at risk of having their children taken away if the parents’ way of life „contradicts“ that of a traditional family.
Today, several such threats have already been carried out in Russia, and same-sex families are forced to live in fear every day. How do these „invisible“ families live? What are their days filled with? What do they rejoice and worry about and do they really differ so much from the traditional family?
Cast and crew Artistic director and producer: Zenja Muha Executive director: Ekaterina Petrova Artist: Katya Seledkina Lighting: Ksyusha Kozlova Composer and sound engineer: Rostislav Godlevsky
Cast: First woman - Grigory Zaritovsk Second woman - Yulia Razumovskaya Third woman - Ekaterina Petrova Fourth woman- Anna Korotaeva The man- Grigori Zaritovski The girl - Eve The boy - David Lawyer’s Text - Ksenia Mikhailova Lullaby - Yosef Mar
The theatre “Filomela” combines elements of documentary theatres and puppet theatres. The theatre focuses primarily on the stories of those whose voices are not heard in society, who are not visible and cannot speak publicly about themselves.
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