We asked the directors of all the invited productions that will be part of tt09 for a short
article in our blog and put a question to them. Volker Lösch, director of the “Marat”-production that caused a scandal in Hamburg, criticises the term “theatre-revolution”.
In theatre, there are no revolutions repeating themselves
As there neither have ever been revolutions
Nor will there ever be revolutions in the theatre
Everything revolutionary is basically alien to theatre
Because it only ever deals with
There is an silent agreement
That revolutions are only ever staged
And even not made for real
Revolutions change that what exists radically
And no-one in the theatre wants that
The theatre-revolution then
Is only a figment of illusion by the press
We asked the directors of the invited productions of tt09 for a short blog-article by putting a question to them.
Joachim Meyerhoff, member of the Vienna Burgtheater since 2005, offers insights into his invention of truth.
Of course I know exactly what the truth is and what isn´t. But what the truth is which I consider real and what the untruth is which I consider invented, that´s what I often don´t know. I´ve found out for myself that my memories consist of completely different kinds of truths. The factual truths, manifesting themselves in irrevocable facts, above all the death of people I love or my own death, as unfathomable, absolute truths. But then there is an atmosheric truth too. My memories of certain moods, places, people, and then, very important: the invented truth.
Very often I am sure, that what I invent corresponds absolutely with the truth, but unfortunately I forgot all about it. To come to terms with this forgetting, to accept the gaps in my memory I find very hard. This is very my pleasure, but also the nessecitation derive from to smudge the line between what is generally called true and false and to look for my own definition of truth. It may sound strange, but only by inventing the past I seem to be able to rescue my memory.
Christoph Marthaler´s production of „Das Theater mit dem Waldhaus“ („Theatre with the House in the Forest“) which was invited for tt09 was rewarded already in March in the Artist´s hotel in Maria-Sils.
An excerpt from the director´s speech on the occasion of his 12th tt-reward.
We asked the directors of the invited productions of tt09 for a short blog-article by putting a question to them. Martin Kušej, born in Kärnten in 1961, explains, why he rejects the Austrian author Karl Schönherr but nevertheless considers him interesting.