Georgian Showcase Program

Program type: Georgian ShowCase Program
Beginning at: 13:00 - Wednesday, 26 September
Location: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre (Rehearsing Room)
Alex Chigvinadze

The Land

Director: Avtandil Diasamidze
Scenography By: Lana Kavrelishvili
Choreography by: Lana Kavrelishvili
Composer: Luka Nakashidze

The Cast:
Ana Vasadze, Natalia Gabisonia, Natalia Kuloshvili, Ioseb Khvedelidze, Teimuraz Rekhviashvili


The play is a mixture of a fairy tale and a documentary theatre and examines the contemporary scene in a mythical cross-section where you meet a cruel queen and strip-teaser from a provincial town both posing in front of the magic mirror. Some in Georgia still believe in the existence of ancient, mythical characters and keep a trunk where their ancestor trapped “Chinka”, a mythical animal. In mountainaous villages you will still be shown a cliff carved by a mythical character or a lake where a blind goliath’s surfaced blood net trapped a hero.  Characters in the play keep changing their faces and acquire more than one self: a chorus becomes an orphan girl, a king turns into a baker and a city into a dragon. Protagonists’ stream of consciousness at times serves as a bridge to link stories and at other times as a crossroad, where they stand indecisive about which path to take. The play incorporates century-old recorded fairy tales: The Soil Takes Its Toll, The Queen Who Gave Birth to a Snake and Dead at Daytime.


The Premiere will be held in the frames of Georgian Showcase 2018!
Duration: 80 minutes, without intermission
On Tour: 9 persons

Contact information:
Contact person:
Avtandil Diasamidze
Tel: (+995) 597039750

Avtandil Diasamidze

Avtandil Diasamidze – stage director. He has recently graduated from Shota Rustaveli Georgian State University of Theatre and Cinema, Drama Department (Levan Tsuladze directors’ group). His stage productions include Bear by Anton Chekhov 2014 (as a part of his BA course), A Cube, a choreographic play based on He by J. Kharchkhadze (Marjanishvili Theatre, 2015, as a part of his Diploma course), Woyzeck by Georg Buhner (Marjanishvili Theatre, 2017) as well as 2 theatrical performances: Joaquin Cortazar ‘s House and Trip N-105157.

He won an annual theatrical award Duruji in 2015-2016 for the best young director and participated in joint projects with Ukrainian artists organized by European Theatre Convention within the framework of GOGOLFEST in Kiev in 2016-2017.