Theater: Theatertreffen Virtuell
Information From Organizer:
For the first time, the Theatertreffen will be hosted online. We will present six productions from our selection of 10 as on-demand recordings for a period of 24 hours each. Live talks with artists involved in the production and the audience give an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas. These screenings will be complemented by the TT Context-programme “UnBoxing Stages – Digital Practice in the Theatre”.
1. Die Kränkungen der Menschheit
A production by Anta Helena Recke with the Münchner Kammerspiele in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Kampnagel (Hamburg) and Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt)
World Premiere 26 September 2019 (Munich)
65 min, in German
How often do we think about the mechanisms of our perception, about what the way that we look at and interpret things may say about our own viewing habits and imprints? In this almost contemplative production, Anta Helena Recke creates three staged experimental set-ups that are open to interpretation and where images, sounds and movements play the starring role. Among other issues, the show deals with a reflection on our own gaze and the notions that constitute humanity. And, not least, with rethinking the theatre as the art of looking.
Wed 06 May 2020, 01:00 am
2. Süßer Vogel Jugend (Sweet Bird of Youth)
By Tennessee Williams
German translation by Nina Adler
Premiere 6 April 2019
110 min, in German with English subtitle
Failed actor Chance Wayne returns to his home town with the ageing theatre diva Alexandra del Lago by his side. His teenage sweetheart Heavenly lives here and he wants to win her back. Except there’s one thing he does not know: Her father has a score to settle with him. Claudia Bauer and her cast capture the characters’ self-dramatisations and proceed to exhibit them in all their ludicrousness and cruelty with relish and great entertainment value.
Thurs 07 May 2020, 01:00 am
3. Chinchilla Arschloch, waswas (Chinchilla Arsehole, eyey)
By Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug)
A production by Künstlerhaus Mousonturm (Frankfurt), Schauspiel Frankfurt and Rimini Apparat in co-production with Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) and HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin)
World premiere 11 April 2019 (Frankfurt)
93 min, in German with English subtitles
It is not uncommon for actors to break character onstage. But what if this happens unintentionally, when a tic breaks through? Three people who live with Tourette’s are onstage, investigating just how much unpredictability the theatre can stand. Helgard Haug has created a space with and for her protagonists that provides clearly defined acting situations as well as creative leeway, submitting conventions of the stage to a humorous scrutiny.
Sat 09 May 2020, 01:00 am
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