‘Sonya’ by Alvis Hermanis included in ‘Fabbrica Europa’
Tatiana Tolstaya’s miniature ‘Sonya’ directed into a duo of NTR actors Gundars Āboliņš and Jevgeny Isayev by Alvis Hermanis, saw its premiere in Riga in April 2006.
Gundars Āboliņš not only received the Actor of the Year award in 2006 for his role in ‘Sonya’ within the program of the annual professional review of Latvia, but has been also recognized abroad – in International Theatre Festival ‘Kontakt’ in Torun, Poland, and in International Small Scene Theater Festival in Rijeka, Croatia. Alvis Hermanis has received prizes of Best director in Torun and Rijeka as well.
The festival ‘Fabbrica Europa’ turns 20 this year and has focused the most prominent and original features of contemporary culture since its inception. Parallel to varied international art programs, this event foregrounds varied representatives of Italian theatre, visual art, dance etc., presents workshops and functions as venue of creative contact.