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International Playwrights Laboratory



 

Eight Soldiers Moonsick

 

By Sivan Ben Yishai
Translation Maren Kames
Director Leonie Kubigsteltig

Video Design Fanny Hagmeier

Director assistant Johannes von Dassel

Production assistant Michaela Maxi Schulz

Scenery Eylien König

Stage design assistant Julia Casabona
With Mareike Beykirch, Nika Mišković, Elena Schmidt, Yodit Tarikwa

 

Eight young female bodies lie in a tent, breathing in unison and protecting the rifles under their mattresses awaiting their
next assignment. During the day, the young women soldiers also work together like a single body. Sivan Ben Yishai grapples with compulsory military service for the fatherland, an experience shared by all young Israeli women and men. This world can only be escaped through sleep or death. And so the fi rst-person narrator becomes a sleepwalker. A male voice mixes into this poetic construction: the father who steers his wife and his two little girls in a camper van through a country intoxicated by self-defence. In the fourth part of her tetralogy, Let The Blood Come Out To Show Them the author reckons with the question of what invisible traces serving the homeland leaves in these young bodies and psyches – and in the psyche of the country itself: where do its revered, injured soldiers register?

 

Time-traveller's Guide to Donbas


By Anastasiia Kosodii
Translation Lydia Nagel

Director Ivna Žic

Director assistant Marie Meyer

Production assistant Michaela Maxi Schulz

Stage design assistant Julia Casabona

Scenery Eylien König


With Franziska Dick, Yuriy Gurzhy, Daniel Kahn

 

The year is 2036: The inventor of a time machine and a historian embark on a journey back to the year in which the
Ukraine was plunged into war. They travel through occupied areas, rumble over deserted landscapes, dodge the controls at checkpoints and sit with uniformed people in crowded pubs. With atmospheric density and laconic humour, Anastasiia Kosodii charts landscapes of constantly renamed cities, overgrown gardens and neglected fields: Landscapes full of ideas and ideologies, which – formerly carved in stone – determined the daily life of the people. The figures in Anastasiia Kosodii’s play travel through the grand arcs of history in order to examine contemporary political shifts, always in pursuit of an answer to the question: Does an origin of violence exist?

 

ABOUT INTERNATIONAL PLAYWRIGHTS LABORATORY
For over a year, four playwrights have grappled with the social conditions that make a free life a web of war in peace. Using a writing lab at the Literary Colloquium Berlin and exchange forums with civil society actors from Turkey, Israel and the Ukraine as a foundation, they investigate the role of art in times of upheaval.
In four staged readings in the Studio Я, the resulting texts are presented.
 

 

 

Ein Kooperationsprojekt des Literarischen Colloquiums Berlin, des Maxim Gorki Theaters / Studio Я, des Neuen Instituts dür Dramatisches Schreiben und der Robert Bosch Stiftung

 

Festival: War or Peace - Crossroads of History 1918 / 2018

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20:30
Studio Я


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With English surtitles

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Festival: War or Peace - Crossroads of History 1918 / 2018

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