Recommended audience age 14+
Language of performance: Lithuanian
“Dusty Mirrors” is a work based on autobiographical facts by the young playwright Raimondas Klezys, recounting the experiences of his youth growing up in the province, in a family of confused parents, surrounded by drinking friends, when there was nothing to do and no one to comfort. The main theme of the play is the lack of love in the family, at school, among friends, and the impact of this lovelessness on young people, manifested in the use of intoxicants and criminal activities, which led to many of them ending up in prison or even ending their own life. The play is aimed at young people aged 14 and over and those who raise them.
The founders of No Shoes Theatre, the authors of the project ideas and their realisation are the family duo of art educators Ieva Jackevičiūtė and Raimondas Klezys. The theatre carries out professional art and cultural education projects for babies, children and young people in order to increase the accessibility of culture in the regions. Therefore, both artistic and educational projects are exclusively designed to be shown not only on the theatre stage, but also in any other spaces that are not primarily adapted for theatre: classrooms, halls, courtyards, libraries, parks, etc. The theatre introduces itself with the slogan “to be cleaner inside and around” and invites you to come in with your shoes left outside the door. With live music, actors and educators create an interactive, multi-sensory movement theatre that always puts the audience at the centre of the action, inviting them to get involved. The work of the No Shoes Theatre uses multi-vocal instrumental and vocal music, various elements of contemporary dance, video projections and other immersive means.