Evening. A young woman alone in her apartment. Friends Skype her and send chats, text messages arrive, her mother calls. A few floors below, in the basement: a man is tied and gagged. But he follows everything happening above in real time. Choreographer Tabea Martin, director Sebastian Nübling and four actresses from the Maxim Gorki ensemble bring acclaimed author Sibylle Berg’s text to life. Young women’s fears, desires and obsessions with success are expressed in their media-saturated lives – fitness crazes, the cult of the body, shopping sprees between business school lectures, terrorizing the city by night, and dealing in homemade drugs over the Internet. But questions still remain: where does this disorientation come from and how do they actually want to live their lives? An abrasive, bitterly comic account from one young woman who questions both her own and other women’s responses to their world.
Es sagt mir nichts, das das sogenannte Draußen (The So-Called Outside Means Nothing To Me) is a classic Gorki production which has lost none of its relevance. And because this is so, there is a remake with four new actresses from the permanent Gorky ensemble: Maryam Abu Khaled, Yanina Céron, Aysima Ergün, Hanh Mai Thi Tran.
The remake was developed on the basis of the production Es sagt mir nichts, das sogenannte Draußen with the original cast Nora Abdel-Maksoud, Suna Gürler, Rahel Jankowski and Cynthias Micas from the 2013/14 season.