PUTIN IS SKIING
- Written by Pavla Dombrovská (after A Russian Diary by Anna Politkovskaya)
- Direction: Pavla Dombrovská
- Puppets: Marika Bumbálková
- Costume design and properties: Matěj Sýkora a Lenka Jabůrková
- Music: Tomáš Vtípil; Russian and Chechen folk songs
- Stage design: Luděk Vémola, Marika Bumbálková
- For adults
A political comedy about the victims of Putin’s rule.
A montage of stories of simple human lives in a political context.
An onstage report about Vladimir Putin’ rise to power and how he has pointed Russia towards a totalitarian system, the play is based on the book “A Russian Diary” by Russian journalist Anna Politkovska, who was murdered in 2006. Material from web sites prepared by the bereaved survivors of some victims of terrorist attacks is also used.
The play is performed in a military tent. A large desk in the centre serves as a stage for “scenes from Russia.”
The performance Putin is Skiing won Jan Wilkowski Award and Award for Direction at International Festival of Puppet Theatre Spotkania in Toruń in 2011. At the International Theatrical Festival Valise 2012 in Łomża, the jury awarded also actors performing in the production – Luděk Vémola and Tomáš Machek.