De Living - Ersan Mondtag
Theatre history is full of characters that die or kill themselves in the end. Antonio and Cleopatra, Romeo and Juliet – from the beginning on, the audience knows that they will die in the last act, but still they go to see the show. What is it that we learn – or that pleases us – in watching the inevitability of dying, even when we know the story and its end beforehand? It seems like spectators throughout theatre history enjoy the feeling of inescapability and fatalism. But what about this feeling in our society and in politics today? What if we feel or realize our own political inability to act? The paralyzing impotence can be an overwhelming feeling, as unstoppable as a death sentence. How can one regain the power to overcome this feeling of impotence and paralysis that is dominating our society more and more? So, maybe, if one part of ourselves kills the other, this could overcome paralysis, this could be a kind of self-empowerment, even a revolution.
Ersan Mondtag is one of the most celebrated German directors of the young generation. He was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen with his works Tyrannis and Die Vernichtung. As an all-around artist, he was nominated as Up-and-coming Director and Stage and Costume Designer of the Year in the German-speaking area. For De Living (The living room), he works for the first time in Belgium.
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