English Audio Review: Common Ground

After watching Common Ground at the Maxim Gorki Theatre our blogger Annegret Märten sat down near Museum Island with Amy Jones and UK theatre critic Catherine Love to talk about the show. Common Ground von Yael Ronen & Ensemble Regie: Yael Ronen, Bühne: Magda Willi, Kostüme: Lina Jakelski, Video: Benjamin Krieg, Hanna Slak, Dramaturgie: Irina… English Audio Review: Common Ground weiterlesen

Come on in, the water’s fine: „Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln“

In the introduction to 2009’s “Atlas of Remote Islands,” Judith Schalansky describes her book as “primarily a poetic project.” The book—subtitled “Fifty Islands I Have Never Visited and Never Will”—contains precise maps of these faraway places, and passages about the islands’ histories. The texts blur fiction and reality, and it’s rarely the stuff of an… Come on in, the water’s fine: „Atlas der abgelegenen Inseln“ weiterlesen

If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave

Tom Struyf is the sort of guy who purrs when he’s happy—say, when he’s eating Nutella. He’s the sort of guy who’s told by a girl, after their first date, that “she believes she finds him nice.” He’s the sort of guy who, as a six-year-old, put out his own newspaper, and kept publishing it, encroaching… If you ever find yourself in the wrong story, leave weiterlesen

Burning Down the House: A Conversation about „The State“

Annegret: There’s a black table with a square pit in the middle. It contains a stack of envelopes. A stark spotlight illuminates the table, and a microphone dangles from the ceiling. We’re seeing “The State” by Bulgarian playwright Alexander Manuiloff. Well, we’re not exactly seeing it. We’re participating in it. We’re expecting it to start but… Burning Down the House: A Conversation about „The State“ weiterlesen

OK, OK: Reflections on „Die Schutzbefohlenen“

“Just write something!” OK, OK. When the actors speak in German, there are English surtitles. When the actors speak in English, there no German surtitles. Why is “dolphin” in all caps? DOLPHIN. DOLPHIN. DOLPHIN. A crucifix. Evening gowns. Hoodies. Zippers. Barbed wire. Teddy bears. What role does pity play in the theater? After the show,… OK, OK: Reflections on „Die Schutzbefohlenen“ weiterlesen

Klageschrift des Flüchtlings Isaac

Let them speak! Ausschnitt aus der selbst geschriebenen Klage- und Warnschrift des Flüchtings Isaac (Teil des Chors in Nicolas Stemanns Inszenierung „Die Schutzbefohlenen“)   (Die vollständige Abschrift:) Baba Tunde und das Gotteswort 1 Die Abschiebe-Drohung 1 Untergang Ich habe Zuflucht beim Menschen gesucht, aber Abschiebe-Drohung empfangen. Aber mit meinem Glauben an Gott den Schöpfer, fange ich… Klageschrift des Flüchtlings Isaac weiterlesen

English Audio Review: Die Schutzbefohlenen

Straight out of Die Schutzbefohlenen Theresa and Annegret from the blog orchestra sat down with UK theatre bloggers Megan Vaughan and Andrew Haydon to talk about the show.   Die Schutzbefohlenen von Elfriede Jelinek Regie/Bühne: Nicolas Stemann, Kostüme: Katrin Wolfermann, Musik: Daniel Regenberg/Nicolas Stemann, Live-Musik: Daniel Regenberg, Video: Claudia Lehmann, Dramaturgie: Stefanie Carp Mit: Thelma Buabeng, Ernest Allan Hausmann, Felix… English Audio Review: Die Schutzbefohlenen weiterlesen