Modern theatre of the absurd: In “Buggers and Suckers”, Dušan Vicen and the SkRAT theatre troupe examine the lives of the stressed people in today’s world
At first, humans were hunters and gatherers... (Photo: Ctibor Bachraty).
The theatrical association SkRAT (2004) started life as the Association for the Present Day Opera (2000) in the halls of the theatre Stoka (1991). The theatrical troupe draws on the phenomenon of author theatres, which originated in Slovakia in the 1980s.
The author theatres have brought a different set of dramatic and theatrical principles and techniques to Slovakia, which were already being used by the theatre of the absurd (decomposition, fragmentariness, deconstruction). The position of the actor in particular has shifted from performer to co-author of the whole performance.
The principle method of theatre SkRAT is collective authorship and creative improvisation
Theatre SkRAT is interested in ordinary or even banal life situations, which are turned into absurd revelations with the use of hyperbole and repetition. SkRAT is also known for its innovative visual conception and use of new technologies. weiterlesen »