In A Real Tragedy,
It Is Not The Heroine Who Dies;
It Is The Chorus

"For in a real tragedy, it is not the hero who perishes; it is the chorus."
(Joseph Brodsky, Nobel Lecture, 1987)

Again and again, artists are silenced for their beliefs and their art. This evening gives these stories a voice.
In the style of the strong female figures of Greek tragedy, we let them have their say above all, whereby a polyphony of voices develops.
For it is not the death of the individual hero that is the real tragedy, but the dying of the chorus - that is, of the community.

Based on the political show trial around the production of A Midsummer Night's Dream directed by Kirill Serebrennikov in Russia and the revolutionary movement in Belarus, in which especially women stand up for visibility and solidarity, a digital-affine, documentary-fictional theater evening is created, which deals with the discrimination, the silencing and the violent forgetting of artists in society.


Staging and text: Ksenia Ravvina
Performer: Yang Ge, Leicy Valenzuela
Dramaturgy: Tina Ebert
Video and poster design: Daniel Hughes
Music and Sounddesign: Alexandar Hadjiev
Lighting design: Iana Boitcova
Production management: Federico Vöcks de Schwindt, Francesca Spisto
Videoassistance: Rocio Rodriguez
Editing and voice coaching: Joanna Harries
Translation: Lisa Homburger, Rachel Mathews
Photos: Pablo Hassman

Eine Produktion in Koproduktion mit dem Deutschen Theater und dem Radar Ost Festival. Gefördert vom Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.


October. 07,- 08. 2021
Deutsches Theater
Radar Ost Festival


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