Documentary Theatre in Germany reached ist first high point in the 1960’s, when Peter Weiss reworked his experiences of witnessing the Auschwitz process in Frankfurt with his documentary play „Die Ermittlung“ that was performed by many theatres in Germany in the following years. In the 70’s, documentary theatre became more pedagogic, telling the audience what to do. In the 90’s, Hans-Werner Kroesinger and Regine Dura started their work, developing their technique of assembling pure documents – from bureaucratic files to newspaper interviews – without assigning a specific character to an actor. In recent years, they have worked on topics as diverse as the genocides on Armenians and in Ruanda, the trials against the RAF terrorists, the Frontex agency keeping refugees out of Europe, and queer muslim refugees. Many of their works were international coproductions with Goethe Institutes and theatres in Europe or South America. Their outstanding achievements in documentary theatre was honored with an invitation of “Stolpersteine Statstheater” to the Berlin Theatertreffen festival 2016 and subsequently to many cities abroad. In the two part workshop they will present their works – with video examples - and discuss their method and – on day 2 – analyze in depth how “Stolpersteine Staatstheater” works and was made.
Lecturers. Regine Dura & Hans-Werner Kroesinger
Target audience: This workshop is geared towards Theatre practitioners, theatre students and the general audience.
Language: English | Translated In Georgian
Duration: 2 x 3 hours, plus 90 minutes joint session
Time / Place:
September 27 | Kakha Bakuradze’s Movement Theatre | 12:00
September 28 | Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, Small Stage | 12:00
Joint closing session with the “Art of Memory” workshop
Place: Kote Marjanishvili State Drama Theatre, Museum Space