A student: “Some teachers say that there is no body as such.”
Myong Hae Sunim (to another student): “Punch him!“
“I was thinking about the solo performance for some time. After having begun to look for material I made acquaintance with the director Aleksandr Marchenko, who after some hesitation offered me this play. I was drawn into it from the first minute. It just reminds me of my own experience,” says the actress Edita Užaitė, playing in the show “Naked.”
“Naked” is the debut play of Mila Fakhurdinova. It is a totally real-life story with the only discrepancy that Mila, after staying in India for nine months understood that she lacked material, therefore she came back for three more months. The play “Naked” synthesises the two portions of her experience.
After having finished the medical studies, Fakhurdinova was about to become pediatric surgeon, however she didn’t do what she was trained for. Having been captivated by cinema, she started making short amateur films. She studied artistic direction and cinema script-writing. Fakhurdinova was a laureate of several short film festivals. After the breakout of the COVID-19 pandemic she successfully changed her job and gained the qualification of tattoo artist. The last entries of her blog imply that she still thinks about returning to the cinema.
Aleksandr Marchenko is the theatre director and the curator of theatre projects. He finished studying directing and theatre pedagogy in 2002. He used to organise the presentations and readings of plays as well as to arrange the sketches of performances and the playwriting contests. Since 2018 he directs ART theatre projects. Marchenko’s stage production is presented in the international festivals in Europe.
“I dedicate the show for our Teacher Myong Hae Sunim, Dharma Master, who died last summer.” (Edita Užaitė)
2021 June 22