Director: Dmitry Zabolotskikh
Performers: actors of the Bolshaya Stirka theater (Perm), with participation of the Karaway quartet
Youth Technology is a play about Soviet utopia, naive and daring dream of bright and fantastic future as described by Youth Technology magazine. The play introduces viewers to the history of realized and unrealized technological projects that were a part of building communism as a new perfect way of life.
The first issue of Youth Technology magazine is dated 1933. The magazine still exists. It was popular among several generations of young people. The magazine’s material gives us an opportunity to look at the history of our country through the history of bold technological projects such as building canals, conquest of the north, space exploration. Songs by Soviet composers performed by artists and accompanied by Karaway quartet; documental materials of the magazine describing streets, buildings, rockets, and plants of the future; scientific discussions played by actors; all this gives the audience an opportunity to feel the atmosphere of the past, to look at our history from a new angle.
Performance partner: Foundation for Cultural Projects Support New Collection (Perm)