Ramune Marcinkeviciute

is a theatre critic, associate editor of Kulturos barai, and head of the department of Art History and Theory at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre.


The energy of transit

Theatre in non-traditional spaces

Performances in disused industrial buildings, prisons, foyers, or on the street: theatre in central and eastern European is enjoying a boom in experimentation comparable to that in western Europe in the 1970s. Theatre in non-traditional spaces, writes Ramune Marcinkeviciute, is a reaction to the changes in society and a search for different means of communication. It becomes a place where the despair, fear, and depression of the contemporary individual are registered by the radical language of the new drama. It is a place where artists can be open and unencumbered by the demands of commercial success.

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