Theatre performance by &sistig in TD Berlin
Would the future look different if men cried more often? »Soft Old Boy« instead of »Grumpy Old Man« wanted, is the motto! With HOW TO CRY we want to sob together, on stage and on the couch, with our audience, behind the scenes, live in the salt mine and at the front of the ramp. In the spotlight and outside in the rain, five performers engage with cameras, passers-by and the audience. All are curiously connected to the crying of old white men and ask themselves: HOW TO CRY?
In the form of an expedition programme, &sistig explore the ways in which crying can be made productive. Strategies of vulnerability are revealed and the idea of masculinity* is playfully expanded to include liberating emotional outbursts. Watch it! What kind of solidarity practice could make this possible? And by crying, can we soften the categories of who is allowed to cry when and how?
One of the tasks of theatre has always been to organise collectively shared grief. Can we also find it easier today to show ourselves vulnerable in community? There would be enough to weep for in the mode of the ongoing crises around the globe and in our immediate neighbourhood. Let the tears run free!
Performance & Texts: Çağlar Yiğitoğulları, Johannes Storks, Juliana Oliveira, Lisa Heinrici und Richard Gonlag
Script and Director: Bastian Sistig
Dramaturgy: Hanna Steinmair
Stage Design: Marie Gimpel
Costume Design: Josephine Hans
Light: Florian Fink
Video Design: Jonas Fischer
Streaming/Camera/Live-Cut: Brian Karp und magmastudios
Sound: burgund t brandt
Production: Julia Klinkert
Premiere: Theaterdiscounter Berlin • 2nd of September 2021 • 8 pm
further performances from 3rd until 5th of September 2021
A production of &sistig GbR in cooproduction with TD Berlin.
Supported by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin, Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V. and funded from Bundesbeauftragte für Kultur und Medien within the programme #TakePart.