Great Open Eyes

Theater Münster, Kleines Haus
Premiere: 13.05.2023

Great Open Eyes is a new chamber opera by composer Manuel Zwerger, librettist Carolyn Amann and director Carmen C. Kruse that combines themes from Ibsen’s Little Eyolf with first-hand community accounts to explore the themes of grief and child loss. The audience follows the grief of Rita and Alfred, who lost their son Eyolf.

Composer: Manuel Zwerger / Librettist: Carolyn Amann / Musical director: Henning Ehlert / Concept and director:
 Carmen C. Kruse / Set designer: Valentin Mattka
 / Costume designer: Ulf Brauner / Video designer: Susanne Brendel
 / Creative producer: Leonora Scheib

Commissioned and produced by Civic Opera Creations and Theater Münster.
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Feinstoff – Vier Versuche mit Seide (UA)

Staatstheater Cottbus, Kammerbühne

New dates in 22/23!
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Director: Rafael Ossami Saidy / Text: Lars Werner / Set and costume designer: Susanne Brendel / Music: Simon Kluth / Dramaturg: Ana Edroso Stroebe / Cast: Sophie Bock, Thomas Harms, Johannes Scheidweiler, Susann Thiede
Premiere: 03.12.2021

Vox ex nihilo

Theaterhaus Stuttgart, P3
20., 21., 22. May 2022

"Vox ex nihilo"* (*voice out of nothing) is an inclusive performance with music, theatre and choreographic elements. It deals with the meaning of „voice“ in social, political and cultural perspectives.

Artistic director and singer: Viktoriia Vitrenko / Performer: Sabine Scherbel / Director: Jasmin Schädler / Writer: Jasmin Schädler und Tanja Langer / Choreographer: Sophie Gisbertz / Composers: Alexandra Filonenko, Mattia Bonafini, Rainer Rubbert / Musical director: Ui-Kyung Lee / Set designer: Susanne Brendel / Light designer: Alexander Joseph / Costume designer: Laura Yoro / German sign language interpreters: Hannah Häberle, Tanja Lilienblum-Steck / Project manager: Sophie Gisbertz

A production by InterAKT Initiative e.V., in cooperation with Produktionszentrum Tanz & Performance e.V. and Musik der Jahrhunderte e.V.
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vom Aufgang der Sonne

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'vom Aufgang der Sonne' was created as a response to the 250th anniversary of Hegel’s birthday in 2020. The artist collective n.n.n. collective (Susanne Brendel, Jasmin Schädler, Julia Schäfer) used this opportunity to take a critical look at Hegel and his Philosophy of History. The publication focuses on perspectives that have been overwritten or made invisible by Hegel and his legacy.

A project by n.n.n. collective and InterAKT Initiative e.V. in cooperation with HuM-Collective.
Funded by Kulturamt der Stadt Stuttgart and Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst Baden-Württemberg.
With kind support of LBBW-Stiftung and Kunstverein Wagenhalle.


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