Black Box

The Black Box

The Black Box, a platform for collaboration and circulation of young artists, is understood as the primary classical theatre matrix with clear boundaries and rules that can serve as a space for a variety of performing arts – theatre performances, interactive projects, installations and art performances – and is open to experimentation and artistic risk. The definition of Black Box gives young artists the freedom to transform the space through the creative process. Together with the internationally renowned theatres TR Warszawa and Volksbühne Berlin, as well as partners in the Baltic States, the New Theatre Institute of Latvia and the Estonian Vaba Lava theatre, this platform is developing a joint Baltic Transfer project which seeks, through creative workshops and/or co-productions, to increase visibility of talented Lithuanian artist in the international arena and their active participation in the international theatre community, exploring current topics.

The Black Box Showcase

On 5-9 November 2019, the State Youth Theatre invited public to a showcase of performances and draft readings by young theatre artists. The Black Box showcase featured two recent performances by young directors – a documentary audio performance by director Kamilė Gudmonaitė, I Dreamt, I Dreamt, and the most recent work by Eimuntas Nekrošius’ former student Adomas Juška, Fiction. Draft readings of four new productions by this season’s residents also were presented: Man from Fish by Eglė Švedkauskaitė, Ieva Kaniušaitė’s Mama, a reading based on plays by Russian playwright Asia Vološina, a reading of Adomas Juška’s Brother of Sleep and the experimental audio show Kalkwerk. Reading Group by audio artist Arturas Bumšteinas. Guests of the showcase had the opportunity to see theatre performances Tales from the Vienna Woods (directed by Yana Ross), The Balcony (directed by Eric Lacascade) and About Fears (directed by Olga Lapina).

The author of the illustration Medilė Šiaulytytė