VABA LAVA lavastus Theatre, Tallinn

In 2018, 2.4 percent of the Estonian population lived in absolute poverty.

However, 21.7 percent of the population, or 284,300 Estonians, lived in relative poverty. Who are they?

Where and under what conditions do these people, almost a quarter of the Estonian population, live?

How far from that standard of living am I or my loved ones?

What is the difference between the poor and the rich when we leave the income out of the equation and focus on people’s homes instead?

The world of numbers is anonymous and cold – all shades of grey disappear and only black and white remain; it either is or isn’t; rich or poor; successful or unsuccessful.

The production takes viewers closer to the people, to their homes, to look beyond rigid statistics.

Are the homes of the representatives of different living standards really so clearly distinguishable?

On what basis do we judge whether someone is wealthy or poor?

What does a home say about a person’s income, self-image and dreams?

Is the feeling of poverty something other than poverty itself?

What does it feel like to visit a stranger’s home for the first time?

Can this feeling be deceiving?

* The production uses buses to travel between different apartments, the production starts and ends at the Vaba Lava Theatre Centre.

* There is no wheelchair access

* The performance lasts for about 2 hours and 30 minutes!



  • Lavastaja Birgit Landberg
  • Dramaturg MIhkel Seeder (VAT Teater)
  • Kunstnik Illimar Vihmar
  • Valguskunstnik Emil Kallas

Kaarel Targo, Märt Koik, Mihkel Kallaste, Karl Edgar Tammi.
Nendega liituvad veel ca 16 harrastusnäitlejat ja vabatahtliku