Working conditions at the unique “Theatre of Rains” in Petersburg are inhumane! #ДомДождям

Working conditions at the unique “Theatre of Rains” in Petersburg are inhumane! #ДомДождям

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Екатерина Милош создал(а) эту петицию, адресованную Governor of Saint-Petersburg

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The Theatre of Rains is well known in Saint Petersburg and beyond. It was founded almost 30 years ago and has achieved an almost cult-like status in the years since. The Theatre upholds the tradition of Russian psychological realism and is known for intelligence, humanity and a thoughtful attitude in relation to playwrights’ legacies. Its repertoire includes 22 plays that consist mostly of world literature classics including plays by Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, George Bernard Shaw, N. Richard Nash, John Boynton Priestley, and John Patrick.

Unfortunately 16 plays out of the 22 are performed on a tiny stage with only 45 seats. The stage, auditorium, prop house, costume warehouse, dressing room, cloakroom and bathroom cover a total area of only 112.7 sq.m. This is hardly an appropriate amount of space for the theatre’s troupe, consisting of approximately 120 employees (actors, technicians, managers etc.). 

There is no lobby, no buffet and no separate seats in the Theatre of Rains. Before the performance starts, the audience has no choice but to spend time outside, rain or shine (mostly rain, of course, since we’re in Saint Petersburg). Then, the audience watches the play sitting on wooden benches which are far from comfortable. But all those factors do little to reduce demand for tickets, which is extremely high. The viewers are ready and willing to visit the Theatre of Rains again and again, even if it means being on waiting list for tickets for months, or even years. 

The theatre’s main principle is to treasure cultural and family values and leave no room for vulgarity or aggression. During performances it is common for the audience to experience a catharsis resulting in emotional cleansing and elation. Unfortunately, the experience remains available to a limited number of people, due to aforementioned reasons. 

We, residents of Saint Petersburg, insist on the provisioning of proper facilities for the Theatre of Rains. 2019 in Russia is officially dedicated to the theatre, and incidentally 2019 is also a year before the Theatre of Rains’ 30th anniversary. This is the perfect time to at last solve such a protracted problem, wouldn’t you agree? Please sign this petition to support the Theatre of Rains, an oasis of kindness and humanity.


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