Moving Theatre, a private company from London, asked us to organize a tour in South Ossetia. They wanted to talk to ordinary people of different social backgrounds, nationalities, personality, and age. They intended to use the interviews in staging Shakespeare’s “Troilus and Cressida”, drawing parallels between the events of the Trojan War described in the play and the lives of people who survived the war in South Ossetia.
We organized a trip to South Ossetia for the directors of the staging: obtained entry permits, provided transport and accommodation. In four days of working in the country we recorded 13 interviews with all kinds of people: a businessman, a priest, a wood carver, a former military, employees of a local theater, an English teacher, a radio director, a student, a peasant, and others.
Melanie Nock, Moving Theater