Me Me Generation

Tuesday, May 24 15.00, 16.00, 17.00
Wednesday, May 25 10.00, 11.00, 15.00, 16.00, 17.00
Thursday, May 26 10.00, 11.00
House on Aristida Briāna Street 13
Duration: 50min
In Latvian with English subtitles

Director Elmārs Seņkovs
Set designer Evija Pintāne
Dramaturg Dāvids Keišs
Camera: Kristians Riekstiņš
Authors and performers: Olivers Vincents, Edvards Francis Kuks, Vits Vidulejs, Patrīcija Keiša, Inga Bušaite, Zane Čivle

Producer: New Theatre Institute of Latvia (
Premiere on September 4, 2015

“The children now love luxury. They have bad manners, contempt for authority; they show disrespect for elders and love chatter in place of exercise”, Socrates has said in the 4th Century BC. The statements of different times consider the youth as incomprehensible and graceless. Young people have been addressed as the golden generation, the hippies’ generation, or, for instance, the generation of awakening. Nowadays teenagers are called the Me Me Me Generation. This performance – video installation is a conversation with five real school children who belong to it.

Director Elmārs Seņkovs (b. 1984) has studied pedagogy and theatre and is one of the most productive and interesting theatre makers of the young generation. He started his professional career at independent theatre, and was soon invited to work in the National theatre, Valmieras theatre and Russian theatre. For Elmārs the theatre stage is like a playground where he constantly tests new forms and ideas, each time coming up with unexpected results. His long-term collaboration with scenographer Reinis Dzudzilo and visual artist Krista Dzudzilo has created some incredibly strong visual metaphors and spatial propositions. Recently, his creative approach, however, has matured and become minimalistic.