10th Festival 2000

Main programme

Mittwoch 08. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.30 Uhr
Donnerstag 09. Nov. // 22.00 – 23.00 Uhr
Schaubühne Lindenfels

Komuna Otwock, Kraków – Warschau

»Trzeba zabic pierwszego boga«
(»Der erste Gott muß getötet werden«)

Stück von Komuna Otwock


Konzeption, Inszenierung und Spiel:

Komuna Otwock

Wenige Szenen in polnischer Sprache. Sprachkenntnisse sind nicht erforderlich.

Old ideals rise up out of books and take hold of human beings: freedom, equal rights, humanism, collectivity. Accompanied by the martial drumming of the clan and cruel rites, a social fatalism establishes itself that possesses something of primeval force and myths.

A game between men that is always also a fight. The purifying ablutions of the women. Continual drivenness. Excerpts from reality enlarged on film – the same scenes from another standpoint. A pair hung upside-down – torture, sacrifice or ritual? And then, in this situation, a kiss...

The premiere of this hugely suggestive piece took place in the 25th »Krakowskie Reminiscencje Teatralne – Miedzynarodowy Festiwal Teatrów Alternatywnych« festival in Cracow. During this important festival for alternative theatre in Poland in the spring of 2000, more than 20 productions were put on within four days. Around the hour of midnight, when the hope of finding a piece for euro-scene Leipzig had almost been given up, this bold counter to the egoism of our time took place – an event.

Komuna Otwock, founded 10 years ago, is engaged with great seriousness for peace, tolerance and social acceptance. The 15-20 members live together in Karczew, near Warsaw. They work on their productions together and also devote themselves to cultural activities and youth education. Komuna Otwock has held guest performances in numerous Polish cities, Ljubliana and Brno, and they received first prizes at festivals in Torun, Lódz and Poznań.

Uraufführung: 25.03.2000, Kraków

Produktion: Komuna Otwock

Das Gastspiel erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch das Auswärtige Amt der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Berlin / Polnisches Institut, Leipzig.