Berlin has long been built on quagmire. Therefore, it is not surprising that some structures of today's Berlin have their blueprints in the baroque era - the allegedly grand old times, whose facades are being restored in a way that creates dramatic effects. matthaei & konsorten devote themselves to the humid, sweltering delirium of that epoch. On an expedition into the mucky city, they invite their audience to the remote, exaggerated, hardly beautiful sides of Berlin: How about dancing a sarabande on the sewage fields below the border zone? Or to crack the Mäusebunker with rhetorical rams? In September, matthaei & konsorten launch their new work Die Sumpfgeborene (The Swamp-Born) with wondrous actions in the city, before finally premiering in November. There the shameless affects and magnificent stagings of social abysses will be crossed with the unstoppable narrative apparatus of the telenovela.
BY AND WITH Bati Nehoya, André Nittel, Volker Sobottke, Anne Welenc, Frank Willens CONCept, DIRECTION Jörg Lukas Matthaei DramaturgY Milena Kipfmüller MusiCAL DIRECTION, Composition Klaus Janek MUSIC Michael Metzler, Philipp Caspari sCenography, COSTUMES Michael Graessner PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT, DRAMATURGICAL SUPPORT Sarah Stührenberg ARTISTIC CONTRIBUTION Sofie Neu Additional sCenography CONTRIBUTION Lotti Maurer TechniCAL DIRECTOR Chris Umney DoCumentation Florian Krauss PHOtograPHY Merlin Nadj-Torma
A production by matthaei & konsorten in coproduction with SOPHIENSÆLE and with friendly support of Theater Thikwa. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Europa and the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung