2004 Photo Contest, Arts and Entertainment, 1st prize

Sergey Maximishin


01 April, 2003

Amateur actors of 'The Naive Theater Company' take a break over tea at Psychoneurological Institution no. 7. Six out of seven troupe members have Down's Syndrome. The amateur company was formed as part of a program initiated by the city authorities that includes theater work and visits to the Hermitage Museum. First productions were short pieces based on Japanese Kabuki theater and knockabout clowning, but the actors have progressed to a two-act play. The actors perform once a month in various facilities and institutions around St Petersburg, but aim to take their new play before a more general audience.

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Sergey Maximishin

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