7 to 9 February 2013

She She Pop


Österreichische Erstaufführung

“Drawers isn’t a simple East-West coming-to-terms project. Instead it does associative research into the conditional structures that made us what we are. An entertaining evening with long-term and deep effects.” taz

“As is also the case for Drawers, the appeal lies in the combination of humorous or moving moments of irritation and the unpretentious theatrical realisation between teaching lecture, monologue, endless research, party, and talk therapy not taken all too seriously.” Süddeutsche Zeitung

What remains after the more than 20-year relationship between East and West Germany? Do the people still just live in isolation from one another? She She Pop begins a new attempt to make an approach. ‘Reunification’ becomes relationship work in SCHUBLADEN [Drawers]. It becomes a specific task on stage, retroactively and live, for three East-West couples: six performers sit across from one another in pairs in a room which is both an archive and recreation room. They have to get to know one another. Who are you? How did you become the woman you are today? The performers pull open their drawers, filled to bursting with letters, diary entries, and the soundtracks of their lives. They rummage about in their memories, they sort, combine, discuss. The individual, subjective tales meander along or against the great views of the world. Unpleasant questions are raised and are answered as best can be without resorting to objective, reliable sources. As is the case for every good or bad relationship, misunderstandings and projections play decisive roles. The performers attempt to honestly show how much closeness is possible between them. A multi-voiced and deeply subjective chronicle of East-West German history emerges in SCHUBLADEN.

SCHUBLADEN marks She She Pop’s return to brut and continues their series of autobiographical generational portraits. Back in 2010 the group invited their own fathers on stage in their work Testament – together with King Lear they questioned the terms of barter between fair inheritance and provisions for old age.

There will be an audience talk following the performance on 8 February.

Concept She She Pop By and with Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Barbara Gronau, Annett Gröschner, Fanni Halmburger, Alexandra Lachmann, Katharina Lorenz, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Peggy Mädler, Ilia Papatheodorou, Wenke Seemann, Berit Stumpf, Nina Tecklenburg Coordination/dramaturgic collaboration Kaja Jakstat Stage Sandra Fox Costumes Lea Søvsø Lighting design Sven Nichterlein Sound Florian Fischer Graphics Tobias Trost Guest assistant directors Eilika Leibold, Anja Predeick Production/PR ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro Management Elke Weber

A co-production of She She Pop with Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Kampnagel Hamburg, FFT Düsseldorf, and brut Wien. Sponsored by the Governing Mayor of Berlin – Senate Chancellery – Cultural Affairs, the Authority for Culture, Sports and Media in the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and the Funds for Performing Arts. Thanks go to Anja Dürrschmidt and Marion Müller-Roth.

€ 14/€ 8/€ 6 with the brutkarte*

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