What we are and what we do
Delving into a treasure-trove of never-before translated plays from South-Eastern Europe, HTTP wishes to help transform the cultural perception of that part of the world.
HTTP’s mission is to become a bridge between cultures promoting the best yet-unexplored European theatre.
So, you are removing the dead statue and replacing it with a living person that should stand there as a statue, and when it moves, it should really move; not appear to do so, but truly move. What part does the faith play in that? What does the faith move when everything is moving by itself?
In an age of technical miracles, when even the most primitive human consciousness is already impregnated with practical, technical way of thinking, what can you accomplish with a few twitches of an eyebrow?
I am simply talking – on a completely theoretical level – about a play that lacks one chief quality – magic.
I’m saying that there is something private in an actor, something entirely his own, even if that something is only his vanity and stupidity, but still that something is very important to him, something that will not yield to the part, something that is resisting and wants to exist and live independently, regardless of the playwright and the part. And in this case there is no real playwright, because, naturally, you’re completely right, this is not theatre… But this complicates the matters even more. You give her a universal mission, and everything else is left to her improvisation, or, in other words, to the taste, imagination and intelligence of a female circus performer.