Auf Deutsch - in German
It is one thing to pick up on current discourse and to share and expound your wisdom on stage, but it’s another thing to put up resistance as activists on a grassroots level, in times of hate and fear. Markus&Markus tracked down activists, chronicled their actions on video and apprenticed with them. Their stories now find their way out of the world and into the theatre. With a super-charged media environment saturated with music, videos and disruptive props, Die Berufung takes a hopeful journey across the Republic.
MARKUS&MARKUS is a theatre collective from Hildesheim consisting of Lara-Joy Hamann, Katarina Eckold, Markus Schäfer and Markus Wenzel. Since 2011, all four as Markus&Markus have stood for a unique form of documentary theatre, passionate investigation and radical perfectionlessness. Their works are characterized by intensive research, the results of which, captured on the video level, form an elementary component of the stagings. The collective is not interested in depicting a reality; instead, the theatre context is decisive for accessing reality. Markus&Markus produced for the Stückemarkt of the Berliner Theatertreffen, the Freischwimmer and Theater der Welt. Their productions have been invited to various festivals: Frankfurter Positionen, Impulse Mülheim a. d. Ruhr, Perspectives Saarbrücken, Best OFF Niedersachsen and many more. Her works were shown internationally at the Stage Festival Helsinki, Ibsenfestival at the National Theatre Oslo, Singapore International Festival of Arts, Something Raw Amsterdam. They were awarded the George Tabori Prize, the Jury Prize of the "Best OFF - Festival Freier Theater der Stiftung Niedersachsen" and the Jury Prize of the Capitalism Shredder.
BY AND WITH Markus&Markus (Katarina Eckold, Lara-Joy Bues, Markus Schäfer, Markus Wenzel) STAGE, COSTUME Maike Storf LIGHT DESIGN Anahí Pérez
A production by Markus&Markus in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE, ROXY Birsfelden, LOT Braunschweig, Schwankhalle Bremen, Theater Rampe Stuttgart, Lichthof Hamburg, Pavillon Hannover and WUK Performing Arts Vienna. Funded by the Foundation Lower Saxony, the MWK Lower Saxony, the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., the Friedrich Weinhagen Foundation, the HannoverStiftung - Stiftung der Sparkasse Hannover, the City of Braunschweig, the GLS Treuhand and the Cultural Office of the City of Hildesheim. Media partner: taz. die tageszeitung