A group of children immersed in their screens. A quite familiar scene, for children today are born into an increasingly digital world. Cellphone, tablet and computer are firm components of their daily life, while at the same time shaping it. ›The Users‹ is interested in the way children see their digital life-worlds. With a group of ten- to twelve-year-olds, the directors Britt Hatzius and Darren O’Donnell explore what they actually do with their devices. They jointly seek to let adults experience the digital worlds of the children, who become mediators between the virtual ›elsewhere‹ and the ›here and now‹ of the theater, and in doing so get rid of many forms of incomprehension and misunderstanding.
Please Note: In this performance your smartphone becomes a light/sound source. If you have one, please come with your smartphone fully charged. Thank you!
DIRECTION/CONCEPT Britt Hatzius
CO-DIRECTION Darren O’Donnell
ON STAGE Caspar Austen, Matej Mocek, Nick Gregorzik, Milan Lorenzen, Ricarda Strümpel, Melvin Graßmann, Kian Mammen
VOICES Ole Nolte (Koenig_Artus Der Doppelgänger), Jannis Wenzel (xxthekindex), Luis Tempel Luque (Luigi24), Leandro Tempel Luque (Lele17), Yıldız Bakir, Beyda Ersöz, Mugetha Gachago (Momo), Vera Maksymenko (Emiliana), Mirjam Ambrus (Black Panter), Carl Schäfer (Ortak), Franziska Klare (Ella), Fedo Bakinovskaia (Hulk)
DRAMATURGY Charlotte Arens
CHOREOGRAPHY Livia Vogt
TECHNICAL DIRECTION Holger Heissmeyer
ARTISTIC ADVISOR Sarah Vanhee
ARTISTIC PRODUCTION Katja Timmerberg
COORDINATION CHILDREN Birte Neumann
Co-Production: Schwankhalle, Zeitraumexit, Irritierte Stadt/ Theater Rampe.
The project is part of the cultural program of Canada‘s guest country appearance at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2020/21 and is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada. Supported by the Landesverband Freie Tanz- und Theaterschaffende Baden-Württemberg e.V. and the Fonds Darstellende Künste. Guest performance as part of the NFT. This project is made possible by the program ‚Promoting Connections‘ of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media.