Dear guests, after watching the Territory.Kids performances, you will have a unique opportunity to participate in the discussion of the plays. We will gather in the lobby of the theatre and discuss our feelings and experiences we gained. Discussions will be conducted by students of the Social Theater, a joint master's program of the Russian Institute of Theatre Arts, the Meyerhold Center, and the Inclusion School.

One of the founders of Russian theatre, Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, once said that performance can't be considered finished if people did not chat about it. That is why we are offering you this opportunity.

You don't have to be a theatre critic to talk about a play. It is really interesting and important for us to get to know our audience and discuss the performances together. The main goal of these discussions is to communicate to young viewers that their feelings are valid and each of them can have their own perspective. In addition, conversations and games after the performance will teach you to pay attention to detail, reflect on the author's ideas and use your imagination.

Everyone is invited to the discussion!
Theatrical pedagogy presupposes collaborative research and new discoveries. We could not ignore the play for the youngest in our audience, The Incredible Adventures of Peter the Pigeon, created by the Pskov Drama Theatre. After the performance, Elvira Galeeva, the student of the Social Theatre, will conduct a half-hour theatrical game for children and parents based on the play.
We are inviting the viewers to stay a little longer and watch the Smoke performance installation. We will talk about the emotions we felt and the experiences we gained during the performance. Together, we will discuss the artistic language and meanings. Performances on complex topics need reflection. They require a place where you can "relive" and share what you have seen, and find a place for this new feeling in your head. The discussion will be led by Elena Gorlatova and Maria Krasheninnikova-Hait, the students of the Social Theatre program.
Discussion of the Rice Dog play will be held as a conversation among the spectators. It is crucial to create a space where you can talk about the experience of watching a performance. You will not need to have the competence of a critic to talk about your impressions and discoveries. The meeting will be led by Elena Gorlatova, a theatre teacher.
The Chernomor's Notes dynamic interactive performance is based on the famous piece by Alexander Pushkin. The production will be followed by a blitz discussion. The fast rhythm will help catch the attention of the young spectators and actualize their sensory perception of the performance. The meeting will take about an hour.
For the discussion of the Dzhinzhik play, we have chosen the training format. There will be several exercises that will help you "live through" the performance physically and emotionally. Images, music, symbols, and themes of the play will become the main points of the training. The meeting in the form of a mobile lesson will take from 40 to 50 minutes and will be led by Katerina Luchnikova, a theatre teacher.
A discussion in the training format will take place after the Mia and the Dragon performance. In the process of completing fun simple tasks, viewers will be able to verbalize thoughts that have come to their minds while watching the show and decipher the recorded images. The training develops critical thinking and can help the young audience to be more creative. Katerina Luchnikova will also give a 20-minute class.
We would like to show you that you can speak about the performance using various instruments of theatrical pedagogy. After the We are Monchichi performance, the audience will form three groups. They will have the opportunity to share their impressions of the performance through drawing, training, and acting. Elena Gorlatova, Elvira Galeeva, and Maria Chernova will help them with these tasks.
It is traditionally believed that plastic performances require a lot of observation and the skills of deciphering meanings. However, it is not always the case. Sometimes, it is enough to get your mind right. This is exactly where we offer you to start. Before the Where trees are taller than buildings play, the audience will be able to take part in a light warm-up and listen to their body. After the performance, we will talk about the topics raised in the production and even move their bodies with Maria Krasheninnikova-Hait and Elena Gorlatova.