A collective meditation on a well-kept secret
“Let it belong to those it is good for.” (B. Brecht)
Property changes consciousness. It divides friends, gives one person power over others and excludes. Property is taken for granted. And people don’t talk about it. Nothing is so constitutive of our society, or our lives together; nothing has such a divisive effect on our community as property.
Oratorio is a work-in-progress, whose premiere will take place in 2018 at the HAU Hebbel am Ufer in Berlin. There will a first showing in 2017 at the Theaterformen in Hanover. Together with the chosen chorus from Hanover and their audience, She She Pop will start a discussion on property and examine their own relationship to ownership, the distribution of goods and its related problems. Inspired by Brecht's Lehrstücktheorie, they develop rules for a dialogical theatre show and form discordant speaking choruses, which negotiate anew each evening how we deal with property. From Hanover, ORATORIO sets off on a tour of Europe, in the course of which it will gather momentary impressions from other economic microcosms at each stop along the way, which will evolve into a great multi-voice meditation, that will be presented in 2018.
By and with: Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf with the chosen chorus from Hanover.
Sets: Sandra Fox, Costumes: Lea Søvsø, Music: Max Knoth, Artistic advice: Ruschka Steininger, Trainee: Laia Ribera, Technical Director & Lightdesign: Sven Nichterlein. Production: Anne Brammen, Communication: ehrliche arbeit - freies Kulturbüro, Tour-Organisation: Tina Ebert, Administration: Aminata Oelßner, Company Management: Elke Weber.
A production of She She Pop in Co-production with HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Festival Theaterformen, Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Leipzig, Schauspiel Stuttgart, Kaserne Basel, ACT Independent Theater Festival Sofia, Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival Lublin.
The Showing in Hannover is supported by PRODUKTION. made in germany drei.
Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation and by the City of Berlin – Department for Culture and Europe.
premiere, February 2018, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Berlinmore dates:
- June 2017, Hannover
- October 2017, Konfrontacje Teatralne Festival Lublin, Lublin
- November 2017, ACT Independent Theater Festival Sofia, Sofia