Monster Truck / Theater Thikwa: Dschingis Khan. Eine musikalische Völkerschau

There is a moment in this show when the music gets very loud, and I don’t even know where the piece will go, and then Jonny Chambilla, one of the performers, suddenly shouts for a "catapult", and I think: Oh, wow, did they hide a catapult behind the large landscape backdrop? And a little later … Continue reading Monster Truck / Theater Thikwa: Dschingis Khan. Eine musikalische Völkerschau

Sebastian Weigle / Hans Walter Richter: The Medium

The official theater season has started, and there are a lot of articles in Germany that describe the impressions of what it means to going to live shows in Covid-19 mode. In der freitag, for example, the weekly newspaper, Angela Richter, herself a theater director, goes to Schauspielhaus Hamburg, and is shocked: The typical opening … Continue reading Sebastian Weigle / Hans Walter Richter: The Medium

zaungäste: Trip of a Lifetime

One of the last shows that had its opening night in Frankfurt's (and Darmstadt's, and Offenbach's) Implantieren festival of 2020 was zaungäste's Trip of a Lifetime. zaungäste is the label held by Susanne Zaun and Marion Schneider, and translated, Zaungäste stands for uninvited guests (Gäste) watching what's happening from behind a fence (Zaun). Put like … Continue reading zaungäste: Trip of a Lifetime

ScriptedReality: Die Stadt mit der Zunge betreten

For Implantieren festival, the theater collective ScriptedReality had invited into saasfee*pavillon, an exhibition and event space in the center of Frankfurt. The large glass walls of the building open the view upon a small park that is connected to the green belt following the former city walls. Being in the building and looking outside, it … Continue reading ScriptedReality: Die Stadt mit der Zunge betreten