Author: Pavel Pryazhko
- Directing: Liena Šmukste
- Set design: Liena Šmukste and Pjotr Kirjusha
- Costumes: Evgeniya Shermeneva
- Sound design: Olivers Tarvids
- Light design: Liena Šmukste
- Video: Liena Šmukste, Emīls Krūmiņš, Ģirts Krūmiņš, Pjotr Kirjusha and Katerina Jakovleva
- Actors: Emīls Krūmiņš, Ģirts Krūmiņš
Producer: KatlZ Riga
Date of premiere: 4/12/2022
Dates in SKATE: 5/11/2023
Venue in SKATE: Dirty Deal Teatro
The play was written by the Belarusian playwright Pavel Pryazhko in 2018 and presented as a reading at the festival of new dramaturgy "Lubimovka" that year. The play “Neighbour” was translated specially for Girts Krūmiņš new work as an independent artist, when he came back to the stage in 2022. The partner of the experienced and popular Ģirts Krūmiņš in this performance was the young artist Emīls Krūmiņš, who after graduation has always worked as an independent actor with various companies and directors in Latvia. One of the most interesting actors of his generation.
The play is about the meeting of two neighbours in a summer house village somewhere out of big cities. One day two men meet and talk through the fence between their houses, about weather, potatoes, relatives, other neighbours, life feelings, but really – about nothing. The magic of turning ordinary language into an object of art is one of the important components of this text. Another interest that led to work on the performance is the expectation of an event that does not happen, hanging in the plot. Rhythm, words, distracting movements of the actors, static and ordinariness hide the loneliness of everyone and the feeling of an elusive life.