The play created by the actors
“Marko (Kavoli Cabaret)” is the first purely drama play of Gytis Ivanauskas, who is well known for the dance performances. In this play four members of theatrical family are facing big changes, each of them has to make critical decisions.
Fateful evening and next morning. To flee for the better future, or to stay where your roots are? Is it possible to escape at all? It takes bravery escape and bravery to stay. Can you be sure that another place is what you expect it to be? How do you leave everything that you have created? And will anybody be waiting for you to return, if you don’t succeed in the new place?
This „inner cabaret“ was created in live work shop, where all play creators were participating. That is why it was called „Kavoli cabaret“. Central-line is family junior Marko. Cabaret is full of personal actors experience, biographical motives, and quotations from their favourite plays and books. The music for this performance was created by Gediminas Gelgotas.
Project author Gytis Ivanauskas very closely associates characters of the play with nowadays situation of the artists, scene creators: how to differentiate from created norms of the community, realise themselves like independent Artists.
Stage view is braking all standard scenography rules, where audience and actors fill whole action stage. Story goes in closed space, where feelings, words are conveyed through movements, mimes. By such tools new genre was born: mise en espace (eng. – a semi-staged play).
In the context of the play there are biographical motives and quotes by Gytis Ivanauskas and other actors: „<…I will come to the beginning, if I won‘t make it – I will come to the end, if not – we will start from the beginning..>“
Two-act play Marko (Kavoli Cabaret)
Director Gytis Ivanauskas
Play author Akvilė Melkūnaitė
Acted by Gytis Ivanauskas, Eglė Mikulionytė, Darius Gumauskas, Judita Zareckaitė
Composer Gediminas Gelgotas
Set designer Gytis Ivanauskas
Costume designer Tomas Bagackas
Light designer Andrius Matusevičius
Premiere October 5, 2011