The concept of the elaborated theatricalization reflects the events connected with the signing of decrees on the formation of the Region and the Labor Commune of the Germans of the Volga region in 1918. Through the life and work of the Russian Germans, the processes affecting both the whole country and the representatives of a particular ethnic group are shown.
In the arsenal of the well-coordinated theatrical company "Semena Morkovi" there are already a number of successfully implemented projects. Among them is the theatricalization "The Soul of Fire" (on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Russian Germans), "How good that we are here" (on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation), a short film "Oh, how are we alike!". These works were presented in many cities of the regions of Russia, as well as in Germany. The new project "Hope for the future" differs in its format, which involves a combination of reading official documents and letters reflecting the processes from 1914 to 1924, with a dramatic line and the inclusion of artistic images.
The director of the production was Faina Safina (MK First Star, Yarovoye), which also took on the functions of a screenwriter, which became quite a serious and responsible step, since historical features and details that require in-depth study play a huge role in the chosen format. Nevertheless, with the support of the whole creative team, she showed a high level of her activity.
After the working meeting, she shared her impressions of cooperation with the theatrical company: "This project showed me that the guys can do much more than sometimes they themselves expect. For 3 full working days we were able to create with them a starting point for our future performance. The actors of the team can surprise, and will do it! First of all they are drawn to knowledge, and this is important for the theater. Without attending such productive classes as the German language and the history of Russian Germans, we together could not have embodied this idea. I want to thank all the organizers separately for their work. Many times I heard from the participants that on our projects we really become a family! "
Within the framework of the project, active work was carried out not only on theatricalization, but also in information spheres directly interacting with the main components of the performance. Teachers in the German language (Timofey Rudenko, Minkin Ekaterina) and the history of the Russian Germans (Burmakin Alexei) were eager to not only provide the participants with basic knowledge in their areas, but also to study in detail the peculiarities of the language and the specifics of the historical documents used in the production.
"Creative youth of our region as always is irrepressible and full of initiatives. This time the guys lit up with a new theme - the production of a performance dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the formation of the German autonomy in the Volga region. The idea of setting in two languages was also received by the guys with enthusiasm. As a teacher of the German language, it was nice for me to see that participants, even with an initial level of knowledge of the German language, showed a great desire and responsibility in studying it, were addressing the questions of correct pronunciation and intonation in sentences. We still have a lot of work ahead of us, but this approach and the sincere desire of the guys to achieve perfection, even in details, allow me to think that success is sure to be ahead of us "(Ekaterina Min'kina, teacher of the German language group and participant of the theatrical work, Berdsk).
Separately, we should note the openness of the participants to the new creative experience, their readiness to experiment and make every possible effort to implement the concept of the theatrical performance that he proposed. By investing their forces in joint work, by the end of the project, the participants began to call theatricalization very simply and mentally - "Dreamer". Sergei Panov
(Volgograd), a participant in the creative project "The Fallen Color of Unharvested Gardens" shared his views on the results of uniting children in their activities: "The new work of our company is significantly different from everything that we did before. I'm sure we will be able to surprise the audience. "
At the end of the working meeting, the participants and guests of the project were presented the result of the activity of the theatrical company in the form of separate scenes and a conceptual plot. The result of the work was met with warmth, with a high level of interest. "I liked the production, especially because it was in two languages. This helped express the spirit of that time. Actors entered the role well enough. I watched the theatricalization in one breath "(Vitaly Mastepanov, youth club" Vkusnaya Lyapka ", Cherepovets).
The desire to continue work on the creative project "Hope for the future" for its further successful implementation, as well as the desire to create something new together - these are the main features of the "Semena Morkovi" team.
I would like to wish the participants of the theatrical company "Semena Morkovi" creative inspiration, the desire to realize their ideas, as well as enthusiasm for continuing their activities in their new projects.
Okolovich Grigori, Rheine, Germany.