Gabrielė Labanauskaitė "Red Laces"

Gabrielė Labanauskaitė "Red Laces"

Yana Ross Red Laces is a new play addressing young generation of Lithuania. Two brothers chose different paths after a rough village childhood, one turns a skinhead and neo-nazi and the other computer geek hiding his gay identity. When egos and fears collide, blood is shed to clear the way. American History_X and Cain/Abbel in […]

Mika Myllyaho "Chaos"

Mika Myllyaho “Chaos”

Two months ago a fatal shooting took place in a movie theater in Latvia. During a film screening, a man was too loud eating popcorn and was shot dead in front of his fourteen-year-old daughter by a fellow moviegoer…  Our production of CHAOS is an investigation into a psyche of a contemporary human being who […]

Arthur Schnitzler "Der Reigen"

Arthur Schnitzler “Der Reigen”

Mad World Gary Jules (cover of Tears for Fears) All around me are familiar faces Worn out places, worn out faces Bright and early for their daily races Going nowhere, going nowhere Their tears are filling up their glasses No expression, no expression Hide my head I want to drown my sorrow No tomorrow, no […]

Henrik Ibsen "Baumeister Solness"

Henrik Ibsen "Baumeister Solness"

Yana Ross For Ibsen’s audience, what we call a “mid-life crisis” came late in life. An accomplished man in his 60s could afford a grand spiritual turmoil, but in the XXI century it comes much earlier. In this production, Solness is barely forty. He’s got it all on the surface: family, career, beautiful house he […]

Elfriede Jelinek "Sleeping Beauty"

Elfriede Jelinek "Sleeping Beauty"

Published in Theater magazine 36.1 Elfriede Jelinek interviewed by Gitta Hoenegger I have to start from the beginning. How did they come about. Did the project start with the short essay you wrote in response to the death of Princess Diana? Not really. I simply wanted to write princess plays, maybe because there were Werner […]

William Shakespeare "Macbeth" Berlin

William Shakespeare “Macbeth” Berlin

buying cigarettes online argumentative research papers Yana Ross: Family. Business. Jealousy. Greed. When all you want is what the other has got, how far will you go? The boss of the family-operated laundry mat built up his business from scratch. Now he just takes the profit, trusting his cousins will do a good job managing […]

Reiner Werner Fassbinder "Bremer Freiheit"

Reiner Werner Fassbinder “Bremer Freiheit”

  From the interview in IEVA magazine   Why did you choose Fassbinder’s Bremen Freedom? I always loved Fassbinder’s work for the theater because it often speaks about social issues but doesn’t leave behind the human nature and he uses intense feelings and emotion to convey social injustice. This play caught my eye because a […]

Laura S. Černiauskaitė "Liucia skates"

Laura S. Černiauskaitė “Liucia skates”

Yana Ross Felix and Lucia are quite ordinary couple. They share happiness and boredom together, fight over toilet paper and spaghetti sauce. But when Lucia decides to leave Felix, he needs to confront his past and face his childhood traumas before he can fall in love with Lucia again. Beautiful, epic and non-linear contemporary family […]

Lola Arias "A Kingdom in the Snow"

Lola Arias “A Kingdom in the Snow”

Yana Ross Here’s what I loved about this play when I read it: it’s a fairy tale, a timeless story about human nature, our instincts to survive. The world these “characters” live in (and I’m putting the word in brackets as they are really archetypes and not characters, they are “larger-than-life” figures who represent the […]