Evening. A young woman alone in her apartment. Friends Skype her and send chats, text messages arrive, her mother calls. A few floors below, in the basement: a man is tied and gagged. But he follows everything happening above in real time.
Choreographer Tabea Martin, director Sebastian Nübling and four actresses of the Maxim Gorki ensemble bring acclaimed author Sibylle Berg’s text to life. Young women’s fears, desires and obsessions with success are expressed in their media-saturated lives – fitness crazes, the cult of the body, shopping sprees between business school lectures, terrorizing the city by night, and dealing in homemade drugs over the Internet. But questions still remain: where does this disorientation come from and how do they actually want to live their lives? An abrasive account of women’s responses to their world emerges in this world premiere production of The So-Called Outside Means Nothing to Me.
"The So-Called Outside Means Nothing To Me" was awarded Best Play of the Year 2014 by the cultural magazine Theater Heute
With English surtitles
Photo: Esra Rotthoff
Stage Photos: Ute Langkafel