ARKHANGELSK, January 26. / TASS /. The premiere of the inclusive play "Urfin Deuce and His Wooden Soldiers" took place on Friday at the Arkhangelsk Regional Drama Theater. About 80 participants are involved in the performance, 11 of them are children with disabilities, the author of the project, founder of the charitable organization "Time of Good" Inna Solovieva told TASS.
"These are mainly guys twelve or thirteen years old, but there is also a girl Zhenya, seven years old, she plays a chewing songwriter. She sings a short song. We did a performance based on Volkov's fairy tale, and we introduced some roles especially for children. that they need simple roles, "Solovyova said.
She noted that about 50 children are playing in the play, and the theater director Anastas Kichik doubted whether it would be possible to make such a massive production. “At first he was shocked, because there should be a mass character, we need to look for participants in the role of wooden soldiers, but that was the idea, and I insisted on my own,” Solovyova said.
The director of the play, Kichik, runs a studio at the theater, which is attended by children with disabilities. All its participants are engaged in the performance. It was difficult to stage the play: many different people who do not work in the theater were involved, many children are organizationally difficult.
Even with the troupe's artists you approach differently, you demand one thing from the other, and another from the other, I have an individual approach, and with children: in each case I look at nature, at the nervous system, at the voice, whom to write how , - said Kichik to the TASS correspondent.
The project was funded by a presidential grant (957 thousand rubles). The play is planned to be shown to pupils of secondary schools, orphanages and boarding schools of the Arkhangelsk region. "In our theater, a miracle takes place, which is aimed at children, they are in a state of expectation for a miracle and participation in this process. To join, to take part in the transformation for those children who do not always find their place in society, to see their smiles, happiness is, undoubtedly a great event ", - Igor Orlov, Governor of the Arkhangelsk Region, told reporters at the premiere of the play.