Prokopiev Drama Theater named after Lenin Komsomol
Actors of the Prokopiev Drama Theater tell fairy tales to the kindergarten children and read the famous Stories by Deniska - to schoolchildren, in bright costumes and against the backdrop of beautiful theater scenery."Repka" ("Turnip"), "Kolobok", "Fox and Hare", "Three Little Pigs", "Wolf and Seven Little Goats", "Teremok" ("Little Hut"), "Porridge from an Axe" and other famous fairy-tale stories played out in fresh colors thanks to the emotional reading by the artists. Video fairy tales were posted twice on social networks and on the theater's website and were very well received by the audience.
The idea always arises from the needs of the audience. That's how we came up with the Stories by Deniska: it was the time of the pandemic, children were kept away from the theater for almost a year, so, we decided that the theater itself will come to them online. Making a video of a children's play is a good idea, but we must remember that personal involvement in the game and the process on the stage itself are incredibly interesting for children. This is why all the characters speak directly to the camera, and the main character, Deniska, represents a child's view on funny situations around us.
The most difficult thing was to keep social distance — maximum two actors in one shot. In the beginning, or rather within the first minutes, it seemed impossible, but we realized that it was great for an actor to be able to perform two or three roles in one episode. This project has generally become a field of new activity for the actors and allowed them to expand their creative boundaries.
The value of any project is determined by the response from the audience. If they watch it, get captivated and react, then that's a good project. If they pay no attention nor show any interest - then it's a weak one.