ThAEtrocracy / Operettacracy
Three performers. Three positions. Three colours. In ThAEtrocracy (ThAEtrokratie), the audience chooses which performer, which position, which colour the future of theatre should be. A relentless choice of theatre forms, with different outcomes every evening, which poses the question: How democratic is the future? Under what conditions do we make our choices?
special edition: Operettacracy
The operetta is an ambiguous genre between high and low culture, between entertaining nonsense and cultural criticism. Karl Kraus loved it, Adorno hated it. Interrobang continues this battle and checks how fit for the future this lost genre might be. The audience will prove it: using live-voting they determine the future of the operetta. Performance meets Operetta. Singing guaranteed.
Operettacracy is a collective research about the future of the operetta. The project was realized as part of the Operettensymposiums at Komische Oper Berlin.
Performed and Devised by Nina Tecklenburg, Till Müller-Klug, Lajos Talamonti Referee Chris Möller Set Design and Costumes Sandra Fox Lightning Design Dirk Lutz Production Marc Pohl Video Documentation Gernot Wöltjen Photos Renata Chueire
Premiere: November 2013, Sophiensæle Berlin.
Co-produced by SOPHIENSÆLE. Funded by the Doppelpass Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation. Special thanks to our media partner taz.die tageszeitung.
Idea and Concept Nina Tecklenburg, Lajos Talamonti, Till Müller-Klug Performance Dorothea Schmans, Lajos Talamonti, Nina Tecklenburg, Verena Unbehaun Tenor Johannes Dunz Piano Peter Meiser Dramaturgy Johanna Wall Set Design Sandra Fox Video Florian Fischer Production Rainer Simon
Premiere: 2. February 2015, Komische Oper Berlin
A co-production with Komischen Oper. The Operettensymposium was realized in cooperation with the University of Chicago, Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the international magazin The Opera Quarterly. Funded by Rudolf Augstein Stiftung and Peter Dornier Stiftung.