Dear program readers, we are very happy to write to you today. In previous times we have built up pen-pal relationships with people who are in lifelong lockdown - in prison. Together with them we have worked on this production, to which we cordially invite you today. We have missed you. Best wishes and take care, your Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv
Penthesilea, Judith, Clytemnestra, Medea, Lady Macbeth. Night after night, we let ourselves be sprinkled by their acts of violence enjoying the drama, murder and killing. If they were not trapped in Reclam books, they would probably be in prison. There, the Markus&Markus theater collective tracked down the - very real - protagonists of this evening for their new play and began to write them letters. The result is a pen-pal relationship with women who have been convicted of murder. In their inimitable form of documentary theater, which does not claim to be true to reality, Markus&Markus, together with their pen-pals, create an evening of theater that poses questions about humanity - and about second chances - in a new way.
The performance lasts a maximum of 90 minutes without intermission. Knowledge of German written and spoken language is required for comprehension. The lighting situation in the auditorium is rather dark throughout. The play is suitable for an audience of 14 years and older. The audience area on the grandstand is seated. There are two wheelchair spaces and one beanbag seat that can be reserved by phone or booked via the online ticket shop, if available. Accessibility information is updated on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions or need further information, please contact Gina Jeske at firstname.lastname@example.org or 030 27 89 00 35.
MARKUS&MARKUS is a theater collective founded in 2011 by students of scenic arts in Hildesheim. The group consists of Lara-Joy Bu-es, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer and Markus Schmans. Together the collective stands for an original form of documentary theater, passionate investment and radical lack of perfection. The works are characterized by intensive research, the results of which are captured on the video level, forming an elementary building block of the productions. However, the collective is not concerned with depicting a reality in documentary form and explaining the world - instead, the theatrical context is crucial for accessing reality.
concept, realization Lara-Joy Bues, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer, Markus Schmans stage, costume CassidyAndTheKid lighting design Anahí Pérez VOICES Marie Jordan, Ronja Losert, Laura Naumann DRAWINGS Rosanna Merklin Thanks to Amber, April, Lisa-Jo, Maureen, Milishia
A production of Markus&Markus Theaterkollektiv in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, LOT Braunschweig, Pavillon Hannover, ROXY Birsfelden, Theater Rampe Stuttgart and Lichthof Theater Hamburg. Supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe, MWK Niedersachsen, Stiftung Niedersachsen, the Friedrich Weinhagen Foundation and the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Media partner: taz.die tageszeitung.