Snark Theatre

Snark is a young and extremely active theatre catering for only the very youngest audiences, which is rare in Moscow. The age range for its plays is from 0+ for babies to 5+ for older pre-school children. Lacking its own stage, the troupe joins forces with other theatres and performance spaces such as the Meyerhold Theatre Centre, the Domik Fanni Bell Theatre, the Theatrium at Serpukhovka, Sreda Creative Centre, Mart cafe and Dodo bookshop. Through its partners, Snark sells tickets for its shows, including e-tickets. The varied repertoire includes 10 plays for different pre-school ages. The plays are also different in genre. “Who Will Comfort Knutt” (“Kto Uteshit Kniutta”), for instance, is a small puppet play based on Tove Jansson’s stories of the Moomins from Moominvalley. All the stage sets and puppets can be fitted into a single suitcase. “Through the Eyes of a Flower” (“Glazami Tsvetka”) is a half-hour musical performance for babies about two gardeners who show and tell how flowers grow, then teach their little viewers to plant and nurture flowers. All the theatre’s plays are interactive: audiences always have a chance to participate in the action. Snark actively uses storytelling – a fashionable technique that has only been used in Moscow for two years. In its productions, Snark always combines storytelling with puppets, multimedia, clowns or other forms of theatre.