The Association of Student Theatres of Russia supported by the Ministry of Culture of the Chelyabinsk Region is holding a STFest Festival-Laboratory of Storytelling Performances at the SUSU Mannequin Theatre Studio.
Storytelling in theatre is a genre of performances where one or more actors tell a story: be it their own retelling of the War and Peace, or a monologue about personal experience. It may be a story about the sky above Austerlitz through Bolkonsky's eyes intertwined with the personal feelings of the narrating actor.
"Storytelling is performances without a fourth wall, with a minimum of scenery, where an actor steps out of a character and becomes just a human," the organizers say. "At the Festival-Laboratory, you will learn from leading storytelling teachers and see finished stories in this genre."
The festival will take place November 28th through December 1st.
Applications are accepted until October 31st.
More information on the Festival