Rūta Briede

The queen of seagulls

4+LV
1h 10min  / Act 2
Fireplace Hall (Riga Latvian Society House)
12,00 EUR

About the performance

Premiere: 04.03.2018

Renata is an ordinary, morose neighbour who cannot stand many things in this world, often writes complaints to the city council and grumble about the children’s noisy chatter. She is especially bothered by seagulls, which for some reason loudly intrude her yard. Renata lives in some town’s multi-storey house, in a small apartment, a look inside which allows discovering a very unusual secret. What is Renata really like? Maybe she is just enchanted?

The author of the book “The Queen of Seagulls” Rūta Briede received the Jānis Baltvilks award “Jaunaudze” for debut in children's literature and book art.

“With Edgars Kaufelds, the director of the play “The Queen of Seagulls”, we have created four performances together. Edgars is a smart and honest director, a professional who respects the material that is being staged. When we started the work, we agreed that Edgars could work at his discretion to dramatize this story. And it was a good decision because it allowed me to freely work as a performance artist – I did not have to think about the story or the details that may be important to me in the book but are not necessary for the staged version carried out by Edgars. Or vice versa – new characters and such details of the characters that even are not in the book were sought. Also, the actors, Baiba and Anrijs, gave the book's characters their own ‘history’. In the meantime, I could think solely about the visual image of the play, which would help the director to reveal “The Queen of Seagulls” the way he wants it. This story about Renata is, after all, about freedom, about finding it, about regaining it. It is my duty as an artist of this play, not an author, to implement this freedom in my work.”

Rūta Briede, the author and artist of the book

“Does your child know that a nasty neighbour who can't stand the croaking of seagulls may be an enchanted queen, but an uncle who sings quite off-tune and plays the accordion may turn out to be a loving prince? After watching the play about the seagull queen Renata at the Puppet Theatre, the children will begin to reveal the secrets that live in every person – also both in themselves and their parents.”

Inese Zandere

Nomination: The Best Play for ChildrenLatvian annual theatre award Spēlmaņu nakts 2017/2018

 

Award: The Best music for theatre (composer Jēkabs Nīmanis)Latvian annual theatre award Spēlmaņu nakts 2017/2018

Creative team

Stage director:
Edgars Kaufelds
Stage, costume, puppet designer:
Rūta Briede
Composer:
Jēkabs Nīmanis
Lights designer:
Uldis Andersons

Roles are played by

Renata:
Baiba Vanaga
Neighbour - accordionist:
Anrijs Sirmais
Radio voices:
Silvija Bitere , Kaspars Znotiņš

Video

Kaiju karalienes noslēpums - drīz!
Kaiju karalienes noslēpums

Comments

Kristīne

Mums šī izrāde nepatika. Īsti nav saprotams, kādēļ bērnu izrādē izvēlēta šāda valoda, kurā saskaitīju vismaz piecu valodu vārdus vai teicienus, kas tika izkliegti vai izburkšķēti. Bez stāstnieka izrādes laikā nebija neviena pilnvērtīga teikuma latviešu valodā. Otra pretenzija par to, kā šī izrāde uzrunā bērnus, tie reaģēja un smējās epizodēs, kur kaķis tiek rauts aiz astes vai mests pa gaisu, kur kaijas tiek sistas ar slotu vai kaimiņš izmests pa logu. Ar meitu esam apmeklējušas daudzas leļļu teātra izrādes un apkopojot redzēto, jāsaka, ka nevaru iedomāties izrādi, kurā būtu uzsvērtas un līdz galam izspēlētas tādas vērtības, kā mīlestība, līdzjūtība, pateicība u.tml. Šoreiz dzīvnieku spīdzināšana un kaimiņu terorizēšana pielika punktu cerībai, ka uziesim šādu izrādi.

Agnese

Izrāde brīnišķīga! Smalka un niansēta kā Renāte, Ludvigs un viņu kaimiņi, un mazie dzīvoklīši. Mākslas darbs kā bērniem, tā vecākiem. Esmu priecīga un pateicīga par šādiem darbiem, kur radošā komanda, veidojot izrādi, tic bērnam - skatītājam - uzmanīgam, gudram un ar iztēli apveltītam. (Mans un dēla top trīs šai teātrī - "Bruņinieks, kam sāpēja zobs", "Kaiju karalienes noslēpums", "Joka pēc alfabēts".)

Skatītāja

Izrāde skaisti uztaisīta, doma par daudzdzīvokļu namu un attiecībām tajā lieliska, kā mīnuss likās lugas teksts - žargona, spēļu ar valodu savārstījums - gramatiski greizs dažādu valodu sajaukums. Ja tas domāts, lai parādītu haosu tēlu galvā - pat tad likās par daudz...Kopumā patika!

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