1. September 2018 | 5pm
No, it wasn't the big stage. More like one of the smallest ones. And yet great stories were told here. We're talking about the "Mikrotheater" project. Inspired by their personal biographies and with the help of theatre maker Günter Staniewski, eight people of Afghan origin have developed very personal and moving scenes. They brought them onto the stage for the Museum Night on September 1, 2018 at the Museum for Sepulchral Culture.
"Microtheatre" means that the stories are played for one person at a time. This creates a very intimate situation," explains Staniewski, "but it also offers the opportunity to talk to the performers about what they have seen and told after the performance. The scenes are each three minutes long and are told with the help of puppet figures or as shadow play. The spectator looks through an opening in a screen at the stage set. The texts come through headphones and were previously recorded professionally in a recording studio. This allows the actors to concentrate fully on the play.
"Microtheater" means that the stories are played for one person at a time. In this way we create a very intimate situation, but it also offers the opportunity to talk to the actors after the performance about what they have seen and what they have been told."
Arbeitsgemeinschaft Friedhof und Denkmal e.V.
Zentralinstitut für Sepulkralkultur
Museum für Sepulkralkultur
D-34117 Kassel | Germany
Tel. +49 (0)561 918 93-0