iNViSiBLE REPUBLIC #stilllovingtherevolution
25.10 (Thursday), 18:00
Sq. „Bulgaria“ 1 (opposite the fountains at the NDK underpass)
In German and English with subtitles in Bulgarian and English
Conceived & Directed by andcompany&Co. (Karschnia / Nord / Sulimma); Conceived & Performed by Nina Kronjäger, Mariana Senne, Claudia Splitt, Mira Partecke&Co; Text – Alexander Karschnia with Nicola Nord&Co; Music – Sascha Sulimma&Co; Stage And Costume Design – Janina Audick; Video – Kathrin Krottenthaler; Demotionals – Raul Walch; Lighting Design – Rainer Casper; Main assistance set design and costume: Daniela Zorrozua; Technical Director – Holger Müller; Sound – Deniz Sungur; Light – Sebastian Zamponi; Assistant Director – Kasia Noga; Stage Construction – Lichtblick Bühnentechnik; Dramaturgy & Production Assistant – Christian Schuller; Main assistance set design and costume: Daniela Zorrozua; Assistance set design and costume: Caroline Wächter; Dramaturgy & Production Assistant Ffm –Christian Schuller; Translation in English – Anna Galt; Company Management – Monica Ferrari
Team Sofia, Bulgaria: Art Director And Dramaturgy – Vesselin Dimov; Production Manager – Kathrin Hrusonova; Assistant Director – Kaloian Kozlev; Sound – Ivo Ivanov; Translation And Subtitles – Plamen Harmandjiiev; Assistant – Dimiter Serkedjiev
„We loved it so much, the revolution!“ But it let go of the children of Karl Marx & Coca Cola and turned to a new generation: “While 1917 was focused on the state, 1968 targeted the individual. The future had to be looked into the ways that human beings relate,” writes Bini Adamczak. In the year of anniversaries – 50 years after ’68, the 100th anniversary of the November Revolution, the 200th birthday of Karl Marx – four women go on a haphazard search for a new love through a strange old continent. Between May in Paris and the Prague Spring one thing is clear: The revolution knows no seasons and it doesn’t stick to any script. It doesn’t die from lead poisoning, childhood diseases of the infirmities of old age. But on the melancholy of its supporters. The only thing that might help against PRD (post-revolutionary depression) is the performance of radical democracy: a real assembly.
A production by andcompany&Co. in co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, ACT Festival Sofia, FFT Düsseldorf, ARCHA Theatre Prag and Brut Wien, with the support of Theater Company MOMO Sofia.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation (Kulturstiftung des Bundes) and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe (Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa). The project was supported in the context of Change of Scene, a programme of the Robert Bosch Stiftung and the International Theatre Institute. The show in Archa Theater Prag will be supported by the Deutsch-Tschechisen Zukunftsfonds