As part of a European pilot project, the basic income guarantee (BIG) was launched in various cities within Germany five years ago. In honor of its anniversary, BIG recipients will take stock of how their living situations have changed – under one condition though- that they sing together. The choir, which is made up of unemployed people, frustrated workaholics, single parents, cleaning personnel and exhausted managers, is a thrilling microcosm that doesn’t necessarily unanimously praise the basic income, but rather discusses it from different perspectives.
artistic director, MUSIc Bernadette La Hengst performance, vocals Godehard Giese, Bettina Grahs, Bernadette La Hengst, Claudia Wiedemer Choir Adrienne Goehler, Christin Wanscheck, Claudia Splitt, Constanze Paust, Eef, Ernst-Joachim Cziesla, Ingo Kemnitzer, Katariina Jumppanen, Marcus Kettel, Martin Bach, Robert Ulmer, Sarah Wiest, Serge Kue STAGE DESIGN, COSTUMES Jelka Plate, Eike BöttcherVIDEO Wanja Saatkamp DRAMATURGYCarolin Hochleichter ASSISTANCE DramaturgY Veronika Knaus ASSISTANCE DIRECTIONLuisa Grass COMPANY MANAGEMENT Marc Pohl
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