Author, director, actor: Alik Sardarian
With the participation of Maxim Nakonechnyi
Theatre of Displaced People
Premiere 24th of November 2015 at the Theatre of Displaced People in Kiew.
The performance performed on 1th and 2th of April 2016 at the Maxim
Gorki Theatre in Berlin as part of the Project "Where is East", supported by Szenenwechsel, ITI (International Theatre Institute) and Robert Bosch Foundation.
22nd of September 2016 Product was perforemed at the GOGOLfest
At 5th of Mai 2017 at the Heidelberger Stückemarkt in
"Are you tired of depressing news stories? You don’t want to hear or talk more about the war? You
want to be distracted by something lighter? Then you can fuck off to another theatre."
Product is about the unbearable - about deaths during war. At war no one dies to the
sound of beautiful music with the heroic cry “Glory to Ukraine” on their lips. Never again are they like their former selves, or will they return to their comfortable homes decorated with medals as
films and adverts would have us believe. The reality is very different. This performance is based on the personal experience of the author.
This is Alik Sardarian’s debut in Ukrainian theatre as a director and actor. He was born in Kyiv
and studied there before going on to begin a masters at the Higher School of Management in Warsaw. He served in an independent medical company of the Northern medical
For many Ukrainian critics and audience members this performance was pivotal for Ukrainian
theatre during the 2015/2016 seasons.