Praktika Theatre, Brusnikin Studio, Territory Festival

Running time — 2h (without intermission)
Shoot / Get treasure / Repeat is a cycle of short plays by contemporary English playwright Mark Ravenhill. Each of them is the author's painful reflection on war and its destructive influence on the individual. We hear the voices of people from opposite sides: fear is everywhere and haunts not only victims but executioners too. The bitterly sarcastic name comes from gaming vocabulary — "shoot, get a prize, repeat" — as if denying a militaristic theme the right to pompousness.

Alexey Martynov chose six micro-pieces from the Ravenhill cycle and staged them as a single epic with sixteen actors from the Brusnikin Studio. The director avoids naming specific wars and explores the image of war as relations between people and a model of being. During the creation of the musical score, the composer Dima Anikin relied on the experience of the futurists and their artificially created language. That was his way of emphasising the inexpressibility of war topics and the impossibility of putting the phenomenon scale into words. An elegy written by Anikin and inspired by the poem Heights by Alexei Kruchenykh is featured in the play.

Creative Team
  • Creative Team: Praktika Theatre, Brusnikin Studio, Territory Festival
  • Direction — Alexey Martynov
  • Design — Valery Chtak
  • Music — Dima Anikin
  • Lighting Design — Egor Chechkin
  • Choreography — Konstantin Chelkaev
  • Producer — Maria Synytsina
  • Performers: Anastasia Velikorodnaya, Daria Vorokhobko, Daniil Gazizullin, Rodion Dolgirev, Yana Yenzhaeva, Marina Kaletskaya, Sergey Karaban, Angelica Katysheva, Alisa Kretova, Alexey Lyubimov, Gladstone Makhib, Yuri Mezhevich, Yasmina Omerovich, Dmitry Pletvor