Parallel lives. A Documentary Theatre Project on Secret Police in Eastern Europe

“Parallel Lives – A Documentary Theatre Project on Secret Police in Eastern Europe”  is a longterm project of the International Theatre Festival Divadelná Nitra, which began in 2010. Six artistic teams from six countries of the former Soviet bloc were invited to create plays and performances on the basis of files from the archives of the former communist Secret Services from their respective countries.

The book documents this project in the form of interviews with the participating artists and reflects upon the possibilities, opportunities and risks of contemporary documentary theatre in that area and beyond.