Clear the stage for the thank-you speech, the monologue, the embrace of an Israeli artist who takes a stranglehold of her German audience with her gratitude. She talks about leaving her country, the friendly reception in Germany, language courses, the jungle of funding that she had to fight through to get where she is today – the new Jewish-Israeli star in the heavens of the German (art)world. Later it becomes clear that it’s only possible to escape from the vicious attack of her love in the diaspora garden of the Jewish Museum. And that’s where the tigers are waiting.
Die Geschichte vom Leben und Sterben des neuen Juppi Ja Jey Juden is the second piece of a Tetralogy by Sivan Ben Yishai and was first performed during the Radikale Jüdische Kulturtage 2017 at Studio Я, funded by Kulturstiftung des Bundes and by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa. Performance rights: Suhrkamp Theater
© Dina Schweiger
Artist: Moran Sanderovich
Photos: Stefan Loeber