The old doll carriage, the home of the grandparents, the crumpled diary – these are things that appear simple, behind which great stories are hidden. Pause and sit down to tell, and listening – these are the seemingly simple, but vital needs, which we neglect too often.
At the invitation of a private host experience the audience in the narrative biographical Geschichtenein immediate theatrical event. Individual family and authentic contemporary history unfolds here right before our eyes, because it goes in search of clues into his own past the performer. Not set scenes or fiction are presented but experienced history and stories are made up close experience. The audience follows the actors to their personal venues and is excited by powerful emotional images to reflect on cherished, but also painful experiences. In the subsequent discussion with hosts and spectators, the ensemble invites the loose frame a reflection and exchange.
Biographical in private living rooms
We are concerned as novelists. There are so many stories of our personal biographies that really happened and to be told, but we did not book 1000 pages. So we are looking for as a theater-maker for the biographical storytelling own form. We meet with the audience in an intimate setting and make the theater to a whole new experience. It really meets with the audience and tells stories with our more or less staged.
We ask questions of contemporary history by considering individual experiences. Where we were in the days of November 1989, or where were just our parents in May 1945? Viewers may feel reminded of their own biographies and may be represented by their own contributions spontaneous activity on Done. The atmosphere is very relaxed and wohnzimmerlich. The hosts invite their friends for that special evening and some unknown audience will witness this intimate gathering. We ask questions, why we are the way we are. Explained from the biographies why we have become an artist? We go myself in search of clues. What was with the grandfather, who was killed by the Nazis? Are there any memoranda? We use original objects or theater props to get closer to the events. We face its own past and look to the future.
Narrator: Thomas Behrend, Michael Grunert, Indira Heidemann, Siegmar Schröder, Stefanie Taubert
Director: Siegmar Schröder
Welcome to the Living Theater
You enter as a spectator the living room of a private host and quickly come up this week. Inspired by the very personal stories of theater people who are fed by three generations, you get a lot of the images and memories in the sense that you can exchange with other viewers and artists. The audience is made up of guests who will be invited and from viewers who get a card through the Office of theater laboratories.
Many viewers who felt the play and the talks to be very enriching have invited nunihrerseits Theaterlabor to his home. There were also some hosts, who had so much courage, invite us to her, without having seen the piece before.
If you want to be hosted and thus cultural events, then get in touch with us. We talk to you about the realization.
We look forward to a joint special theater experiment!
Thanks to the Foundation of Sparkasse Bielefeld for promoting this production!