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ATW TALKS EDITION NO. 12


FRI 2/12/2016 / 6.00 PM / A 118
STEFANIE LOREY, BJOERN MEHLIG AND
LORENZ AGGERMANN TALK ABOUT THE
FUTURE OF THEATRE DIRECTING

ATW TALKS
EDITION NO. 12
IN COOPERATION WITH
NEUER KUNSTVEREIN GIESSEN


Stefanie Lorey and Bjoern Mehlig——two ATW alumni, two theatre makers, one duo. Under the label of „Auftrag : Lorey“, the two artists have been working in the German theatre scene since the beginning of the millennium, in their works discretely challenging the borders between performance and theatre, that is especially the institutional boundaries between the so called “Freie Szene” and “Stadttheater”, respectively their modes of production. Their most recent works include “kronos & kairos” (Stadttheater Gießen, 2016), “Back to Black” (Deutsches Theater Berlin, 2015), and “Bouncing in Bavaria” (Schauspiel Frankfurt, 2012).

In Winter 2016/17, Stefanie and Bjoern are back at the ATW, this time teaching a class as guest professors. In EDITION 12 of the ATW TALKS, we take the opportunity to invite them to talk about their concept of theatre, their practices, their modes of rehearsing and how they had to adapt or radicalise them within the contexts of the respective institutions, but also within the current socio-political context. What is today's potential of theatre shows that are still being presented in the 18th century proscenium arch stage or “Guckkastenbühne” of the “Stadttheater”? What is theatre directing or “Regie” in our contemporary situation and what could be the future of acting? ATW member of staff Lorenz Aggermann will chair the evening. The talk will be held in German.


ATW TALKS | EDITION NO. 12 | Friday, 2/12/2016, 6.00 PM | ATW,
Room A 118, Karl-Glöckner-Straße 21, Phil. II, Haus A, D-35394 Gießen

The ATW TALKS are a series of talks and lectures at the ATW, the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft at Justus-Liebig- Universität Gießen. They have been taking place in a monthly interval since the end of 2015. The aim of the ATW TALKS is to create a forum for discussions on contemporary dance, theatre and performance, contributing to the academic and artistic discourse at the institute, in the city and in the Hessian theatre landscape. What is often considered an advantage of the ATW, will be equally true for the talks and lectures: hidden away from a general public with its necessity for self-representation, the context in Gießen offers a unique possibility for an open exchange with a critical perspective, for intense and extensive debates. Each edition of the ATW TALKS will be moderated by members of staff working at the institute. Invitations are extended to artists and academics from the performing arts and affliated disciplines. The talks and lectures will generally be conducted in English, on certain occasions though, they might be conducted in German or French.

In Winter 2016/2017, the ATW TALKS are being organised in collaboration with Neuer Kunstverein Gießen in the frame of Making Theatre Now, a series of events on the aesthetics of production in contemporary performance. Making Theatre Now is kindly supported by Gießener Hochschulgesellschaft and Kulturamt Gießen.


Concept and organisation: Georg Döcker | Moderation: Staff of the Institut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft


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