Iespējamās pasaules – Possible Worlds – was my third production at the New Riga Theatre. The play is part murder mystery, part science-fiction. A man is found dead with his brain missing; the brain is part of a scientific experiment. Award-winning Canadian playwright John Mighton is a mathematician and philosopher, and by exploring the possibility of parallel worlds, he also explored the possibility of parallel love stories. We researched Mighton’s characters by visiting a morgue; talking to a detective; and touring a science laboratory where electrodes were screwed into rats’ brains. I worked with some of my favourite actors, including Guna Zariņa, Andris Keišs, Ģirts Krūmiņš, the late Vigo Roga, Andis Strods, Vilis Daudziņš.
The designers Dace Džeriņa and Kristīne Jurjāne played out Mighton's speculations in a completely black-and-white set —the colour of a dead brain. Only the very last scene entered the colorful world of the imagination.
Ingus Josts provided an elegant translation.
The show had its premiere in 2003.