(c) Esra Rotthoff

UNSER DEUTSCHLANDMÄRCHEN

»Then I arrived here. The train stations, the cars, narrow spaces, damp flats, furniture with feet missing. No father, no fatherland, the second step in the uprooting began. With time, through many stumbles and falls, I found my place. To live with the incision, with this cut, I also learned with time. A woman, an orphan, a worker, a migrant.« Fatma
Delivered at times as a prayer, lullaby or dream, sometimes as an angry reckoning, insistent accusation or a tender declaration of love, Dinçer Güçyeter, born in Nettetal in 1979, weaves his own history together with that of his mother, who came to Germany from Turkey in the 60s as a guest worker. A polyphonic family history spanning one hundred years, about growing up between two unattainable homelands and opposing regulatory systems. About unforgiving German conditions and searching for and finding one’s own language – and with it, one’s place in the world. An extraordinary and unusual conversation between two incredibly strong people!
Dinçer Güçyeter was honoured with the 2023 Leipzig Book Fair Prize for Unser Deutschlandmärchen (Fairtayles of Our Germany). In 2022 he received the Peter Huchel Prize for his volume of poetry Mein Prinz, ich bin das Ghetto (My Prince, I am the Ghetto). Furthermore, he’s the founder of the small publisher ELIF, which focuses on poetry in particular and which Güçyeter also finances through his part-time work as a forklift operator.
»No Mum, no! Of course, I don’t want to turn out like Dad, but there are so many other possibilities. I want to work in the theatre, write, tell stories, like right now, like these lines. Another world exists Mum. A world that was always far away from you, but it exists, please let me try, please take this responsibility from my shoulders, let me fly… I want to say all of that to you, but I don’t dare to.« Dinçer


World Premiere 6/April 2024


Photo: Esra Rotthoff

Sat
19:30
Bühne

Anschl. Premierenparty im Garderobenfoyer


Anschl. Premierenparty im Garderobenfoyer

Sun
20:00
Bühne

with English surtitles

with English surtitles


Mon
19:30
Stage

with English surtitles

Anschl. Publikumsgespräch im Kiosk

with English surtitles


Anschl. Publikumsgespräch im Kiosk

Team

Stage design

Costumes

Composition

as well as

Lighting design

Cast

TANER ŞAHİNTÜRK

SESEDE TERZİYAN