Die Schauspielerin Aysima Ergün trägt ein neongrünes Oberteil und Augen-Make-up, Jeans und hat beide Arme hoch. Ihr Haar ist lang und braun. Sie ist von Pflanzen mit grünen Blättern umgeben. The actress Aysima Ergün is wearing a neon green top and eye makeup , jeans and has both arms up. Her hair is long and brown. She is sorrounded by plants with green leaves.

Bühnenbeschimpfung

(Liebe ich es nicht mehr oder liebe ich es zu sehr?)

The playwright Sivan Ben Yishai is one of the most important voices on contemporary theatre stages. Con/tempus (contemporary), means existing or occurring at the present time / being with others in time – which, in a way, is the research question of Ben Yishai’s new text. Her plays The Story of the Life and Death of the New Juppi Ja Jey Jew, Papa Loves You, Or: You Deserve Your War (Eight Soldiers Moonsick) premiered at the Maxim Gorki Theatre. Now, she is switching on her view from the backstage – writing for the institution, in the institution. Her new piece Bühnenbeschimpfung (Liebe ich es nicht mehr oder Liebe ich es zu sehr?) consisting of the parts »The Body as an Institution«, »The Theatre Evening as an Institution« and »Rebuilding the Future in an Adjacent Area« takes a radical approach to the institution of theatre – and in doing so grows (literally) far beyond and out of it. After 2 years in which the theatres lay empty, unvisited – Bühnenbeschimpfung is an open surgery on the corpus of the institution. Sivan Ben Yishai uses the theatre institution as a starting point for asking fundamental questions about power, autocracy and the stage, obedience, spectatorship and resistance, and the way they themselves appear in the body, in the Theatre Evening, in the Theatre itself.

Woven into these reflections is a multi-perspective chorus, with voices from Masha Gessen, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Paul B. Preciado, Donna Haraway, Michel Foucault and many others – who may not be able to save us – but what if they could? The production is staged by resident director Sebastian Nübling, who has already brought many contemporary authors to the stage – and will use the text to investigate what political theatre can be today and what attempts previous generations made to change and force open societal structures through the theatre.

 

World Premiere 17/December 2022

 

Performing rights: Suhrkamp Verlag AG

Photo: Esra Rotthoff

Sat
19:30
Stage

Uraufführung

With English surtitles

Anschl. Premierenparty im Garderobenfoyer

 

Currently sold out

Limited tickets may be available at the box office.

Uraufführung


With English surtitles

Anschl. Premierenparty im Garderobenfoyer

 

Sun
18:00
Stage

With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Fri
19:30
Stage

With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Thu
19:30
Stage

With English surtitles


With English surtitles

Team

Stage + Costumes

Dramaturgy

Cast

Sofian Doumou

Zari Eder

AYSİMA ERGÜN

Nele Jochimsen

Bashar Kanan

Lindy Larsson

Vidina Popov

Mehmet Yılmaz