Radu Apostol, Director
By participating in the Cultural Agora @ Your LIbrary
project, we were given the chance to produce a unique
show, a play where drama and object theatre are mingled.
The script for “In Your Own Words” was developed after
seeing more than 1,000 movies made by participants
in the Digital Storytelling workshops, and interviews
recorded during the documentation period. The whole
artistic team watched them.
Afterwards, during rehearsals, these documented ma-
terials were used as milestones. We kept going back to
them, in order to add more weight to the artistic direction.
There was one contradiction we tried to highlight
on stage, namely the gap between the very personal
nature of these stories or of the topics approached in
them and their presentation “in public”. How do we talk
about ourselves in public? How do we express ourselves
“in our own words”? How are Romanian traditions and
customs seen today? How do we talk about them andd
still remain ourselves?