Justus-Liebig-Universität GießenInstitut für Angewandte Theaterwissenschaft
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A probe into the lives of oldagers, people over fifty. The leading
protagonists are people who find themselves to be "everyday experts" -
oldagers with their past and ideas of the future. These are brought on
stage by means of authentic materials, movement, and film footage -
whether original or made for the production. The project follows the
principle of the so-called devised theatre, a collective piece created
without any original text or screenplay.

Edge symbolizes the transition time between active life and seemingly
passive old age. Edge opens a range of tabooed themes connected with
aging, transformation of sexuality, body image, and loneliness. Edge
is a theatre form on the border of documentary and fiction.

Edge gives us insight into the inner world of the world of oldagers,
into their pasts and visions for the future which will be materialized
theatrically with the help of authentic materials, movement, film
documentation, and behind the scenes photos. Edge symbolizes the
transition time between active life and seemingly passive old age.
Edge opens a range of tabooized themes connected with aging,
transformation of sexuality, body image, and loneliness. The
production aims at an unsentimental theatrical shape on the border of
documentary and fiction, which moves between various means of
expression and languages.