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Whimpering conference (Konferenz der Jammernden) | scenography by Jörn Fröhlich

It was Monday morning, we woke up - and there it was, the deep blue melancholy that may have been caused by the fact that a whole Zoom work week was ahead of you and the next free time seemed unpredictable for you or your loved ones. On this Monday morning, every thought is reminiscent of Sisyphus. And that's where we met them, the two moderators in the zoom. They were dynamic and awaited anyone who never suspected that loneliness would be so hard to take. And it came to that: Rio Romantik, Jesco is a pseudonym, Tanja, Norman, Hilde and Nanny - definitely connected from space.

 

They are doing badly. How can you score with yourself as an entrepreneurial project? People are dying everywhere! No love and just presence everywhere. "0 Narration" (from "21 Lessons for the 21st Century"). #! * X, w ... now the internet is starting to shake too. Hi? Haaalllooo ?: Am I right here?

 

Shit - just problems, problems, problems.

 

If the evening was originally conceived as a pure live event, Corona intervened again. But we didn't feel like disappearing entirely. We met in the medium, the one with zeros and ones, the zoom. What was originally intended as a mere agreement - how to proceed - quickly developed into a curiosity: How can and is it even possible to rehearse with Zoom?

 

Yes, we faced the experiment. We oppose the ones and zeros; throw our body into the ether; Let this vibrate and flow for you, to you.

 

Have a glass of wine, champagne, cigarette or whatever you like. Check out the flickering of the 8 windows and the rustling of the 64 worlds in the square. Surf on the islands of the new sea into the foreseeable future of the Erwin-Piscator-Haus. Let's start with the ones and zeros on the computer and then return to a narrative to connect with Rio Reiser. Simply “... be a miracle, be a wonderful miracle. Not just you and me alone ... ". Just be there.

"Konferenz der Jammernden" - a theatrical ZOOM conference 

written and directed by: Carola Unser

musical director: Christian Keul

directors assistance: Nathalie Glasow

director of photography: James Chan-A-Sue

set and costume design: Jörn Fröhlich

technical support: Sophia Betz, Alexander Bicker, Tom Faber, Delia Naß, Ronald Strauß, Carsten Wackernagel

dramaturgy: Petra Thöring

 

HLTM, Hessisches Landestheater Marburg, Germany

premiere: scheduled for stage performance 14.02.2021

DUE TO COVID-19 ZOOM-CONFERENCE  Premiere: 04.03.2021