- Why does everything have to have a reason?
- Because everything has.
( Vyte Garriga, "Paper swans")
Paper Swans is a one act absurdist play set in a closed park at night. A security guard on patrol finds a young woman in a ballet dress sitting on the bench making paper swans. He tries to question her and find out The reason behind her actions. That locks them in a continuous never ending loop of having to encounter each other again and again to find out the meaning behind those paper swans.
It is a piece drawing on the traditions of absurd theatre and Vyte's personal experience as a woman from a post-Soviet country (Lithuania) to explore the trauma of oppression, the price of freedom and self-discovery through visual symbolism.
"PAPER SWANS" WIP was a part of 'SPRINT' festival at Camden people's theatre in march 2022 and received astonishing reviews.
"PAPERS SWANS" is supported by ACE.
Director: Simon Gleave
Performers: Daniel Chrisostomou, Vyte Garriga
Composer and Musician: Olivier Van Den Hende
Set Designer: Valentina Turtur
Producer: Flabbergast Theatre
Playwright: Vyte Garriga
'Paper Swans' trailer
"A beautifully written and beautifully savage performance" - David Glass, David Glass Ensemble
"It was so funny! Shocking, touching, playful and funny" - Ian Morgan, RADA
"Such a rich, such a thought-provoking play. Vyte and Daniel were both so terrifyingly brilliant!" - Nina Romančíková, NDT Broadgate
“What an achievement- bringing Absurd Theatre into the 21st century with pain, violence and humour. Really impressive.” - Peta Lily, Performer/ Theatremaker