Once upon a time …
there was a large loosely formed group of actors, which met up every now and then in the Theaterhaus Mitte, to work together – on audition monologues, casting scenes or to train their skills and keep these alive and kickin' with improv work.
In January 2016 some of these actors felt the need to develop a »real« project, with a stage and lights and tickets and all that. And, since every newborn needs a name, we called it »Protokoll B«.
The project got a real extra boost when the cultural office in Neukölln accepted our proposal and even subsidized it with a small sum for production purposes. Eight people started to develop scenes and performative ideas in the next three months, based on the theme »Satt«, which can be loosely translated to »full« or »stuffed« or »plenty«.
This resulted in the first production of Protokoll B:
Installation, interactive performance and almost traditional theatrical scenes were melted into a several hours long analogue version of the internet. The performance dealt with the constant availability with which we confront ourselves through our digital consumer behaviour and, as a result of that, with the mental overload that goes along with it.
With gigantic transparant plastic sheets we created actual, non-virtual rooms in the offices of voice-casting agency speaker-search, where everything took place in parallel worlds, live and real: YouTube Channels like »Life on the edge - dealing with cancer« or porn with objects, tacky self-portrayals, recipes, online dating and chatrooms, (pseudo)scientific lectures, tutorials … The audience could participate, try stuff, discuss with the actors, leave comments and even hand out actual »Likes« and »Dislikes«.
Eleven guest actors joined us in the last week of rehearsals. With loads of fun and energy they stepped into the role of Helpies, Googlies, Dating-Appies and many other creatures of the internet.
At the festival weekend the performance went on continuously for 11 hours on the first and for 6 hours on the second day.
Over 400 people surfed on our internet – not bad considering the tropical temperatures and the competition of the European Soccer Championship.
Concept and ideas, directors and actors:
Protokoll B • Sarah Eyfferth, Alexander Garms, Richard Gonlag, Max Howitz, Carolin Kipka, Nina Machalz, Matías Perez Weber und Dürten Thielk
Daniel Ahl, Sandra Eilks, Mira Frehner, Astrid Köhler, Helen Kristin Krüger, Natalie Lund, Maud Mallet-Henry, Paula Schrötter, Nazli Taleghani, Anna Tilling, Kaya Zakrzewska
Olaf Jelinski, Nadine Kaufmann
Seija Maike Lemmermann
Speaker-Search, Edit: Richard Gonlag
25th June 2016 • 12 am until 11 pm
26th June 2016 • 12 am until 6 pm
A Sezen Aksu song recital • Project of »Theater28« 2022/23
Children's health cure on Spiekeroog • Project of »Das Letzte Kleinod« 2022
the Columbusbahnhof Bremerhaven • Project of »Das Letzte Kleinod« 2021
A film by Alex van Warmerdam 2021
How to cry
Theatre performance by »&sistig« 2021
Heimat & Fremde
the poet Hermann Allmers • Project of »Das Letzte Kleinod« 2021
Site-specific theatre by »spreeagenten« 2020
Audio Drama Enthymesis
An Audio drama based on Arno Schmidt.
Theatre in the train • Project of »Das Letzte Kleinod« in 2019
»wa/m/s-g« version 2
Performance for two actors
with Jaap de Jonge in Wünsdorf near Zossen
Theatre in the train • Project of »Das Letzte Kleinod« in 2018
with Jaap de Jonge in the tank barracks Bernau
Performance for two actors
Performing Arts Festival
ProtokollB • Three theatre nights at PAF 2017
Met Film School
My collaboration with the Met Film School Berlin
with Jaap de Jonge in the villa Neue Hakeburg
A theatre play based on Maxim Gorki • Graduation at the theatre school Die Etage
Theatre Monologue in celebration of Arno Schmidt's 100th birthday