Auf Deutsch + Englisch - In German + English
Both SHOWS will be filmed for documentation-, press- and marketing-related purposes.
Follow Us bring Henrik Ibsen’s best-known female figure into the present and transfer her to the retirement home.
As in Nora’s Doll’s House, there is no lack of rigid structures and paternalism, but the motto “nothing to lose – nothing to expect” also opens up a space of possibilities. Does the actual reality of the individual only emerge when the word "future" disappears from the vocabulary? Between cake scent and icebox, cosy fireplace and fridgid snow storms, the audience is confronted with manifold fantasies about a future possible for all of us: the “old people’s home”.
ANNINA MACHAZ and MIRA KANDATHIL / FOLLOW US met during their acting studies in Bern. With their first joint performance about the icons Marilyn Monroe and Amy Winehouse they won the Premio Young Talent Award and toured through Switzerland. Their second piece Ask the Oracle premiered in early 2018 at Gessnerallee Zurich. The two are performers as well as directors and authors of their works. In addition to theatre productions, they are also known for their activities on social media, e.g. the Hashtag #WirSindBesserAlsCastorf.
TEXT, DIRECTIOn, DRAMATURGY, STAGE, PERFORMANCE Annina Machaz, Mira Kandathil PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Miriam Walther Kohn, Laeticia Blättler CAMERA, CUT Ari Zehnder, Nathalie Kamber, Janos Mehnberg LIGHTDESIGN Benjamin Hauser TECHNIQUE Lukas Sander pyro effect Urs Bruderer SOUNDDESIGN Stefan Schneider SONGPRODUCTION Sebastian Pagel REFRIGERATOR Eric Kirstein
A production of Follow Us in co-production with Gessnerallee Zürich, Freischwimmen and SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Stadt Zürich Kultur. The Festival Freischwimmer*innen. The Future is F*e*m*a*l*e* is supported by the Senate Department for Culture and Europe and by the Capital Cultural Fund. Media partners: Ask Helmut, ExBerliner, Flux FM, Missy Magazine, taz. die tageszeitung, Zitty.