Alexis Latham

In Scallabouche, I feel, we have found a novel art language. I call it narrative theater, and for me it is an entirely new way of commitment to drama. Our self-narrating mosaics show the inner lives of the characters by letting us have an insight, apart from their emotions and struggling, into their so-called abstract worlds too. Thus, the narrative theater leads the viewer into a completely different way of thinking compared to the classic stone theater plays. Mostly, I could liken it to the experience of reading, where we picture and complement the story always with our own individual fantasy and imagination, and by this we become not only the observer of the story, but a part (performer) of it. So the narrative theater features the perspective of how we can get to know ourselves (and of course, others and the world around us) through defining human stories.

In the Scallabouche Theater one thing is constant: every play is unique and non-recurrent. Since you never know when the actor will do or say something surprising on the stage – which means that our audience can always experience something very living, very real. I like it when I can create, generate something where people forget logical and reasonable thinking, the outside world, and get to know such a world where nothing is white or black…

Photo: Brozsek Niki