FRONTSTAGE
Masculinity between game and war

Two young actors, one from Ukraine and one from Russia, left their homes under different circumstances a year ago. Now they stand together on a stage.
However, the context of the war is always present and shapes the perspective and attitude of the audience and the performers, who are confronted with questions about heroism, masculinity and patriotism. Through personal stories acting becomes a (survival) strategy that allows them to show vulnerability, raises questions of identity, and helps to find a way to coexist together on stage.

Directing Polina Solotowizki | Performance Bogdan Kapon, Ivan Borisov | Dramaturgical support Benedikt Greiner | Technical support Malte Homfeldt | Costume Dustin Kenel | Mentoring Lola Arias

HKB, Bern, 2023
The project was developed as Polina Solotowizki's master thesis project in the "Expanded Theater" program
at the University of the Arts in Bern (HKB).

The production was supported by the Foundation "Dialog zwischen Kirchen, Religionen und Kulturen"