52 HERTZ comes to your home by mail. On the day of the performance, your kitchen becomes the stage, the starting point of a journey. You turn out the light and open the envelope: tectonic shifts begin in your kitchen, a search for the impossible in the possible and for the connection from the I to the you. What form of encounter does a letter create? What form of community is created when we cannot come together in the theater hall, but at least at the same time, in similar spaces, with the same mail, to experience theater together and with a very special power: the power of imagination? 52 HERTZ is an attempt at an encounter at a distance and a plea for the transformative power of theater.
By opening the letter, a small journey through time begins for the audience. We enter the emotional world of the beginning pandemic. At the same time with the other people who have also received mail for the same day, and with whom encounters take place in the course of the performance. 52 HERTZ shifts the boundaries between home and outside and looks for how theater can always re-describe the world that surrounds us in a time when countries close their borders and people who have the privilege to do so are above all »at home«?
52 HERTZ premiered in April 2020 at Theater Neumarkt, Zurich.
Anna Gohmert (1983) lives and works in Stuttgart. She deals with the entanglement of the individual, the challenges and revelations of life. Using the media of text, video, photography, installation and performance - mostly in combination - she reflects on her relationship to the world.
Anna-Kirstine Linke (1992) studied philosophy-arts-media in Hildesheim, then directing at the HfMT in Hamburg and at the ZHdK in Zurich. She works together with the psychologist Hannah Lesser on rehearsal structures and communication methods in artistic processes. Several long-term studies dealt with the subject of the body, among other things.
Nikolai Prawdzic (1989) works as a dramaturg and is part of the theater collective SHIFT. He worked as an assistant director at the Schauspielhaus Zurich and as an assistant dramaturg at the Lucerne Theater. In addition to his artistic work, he is also politically active and, among other things, led several campaigns on national referendums as political secretary and media spokesman.
Text & directionAnna-Kirstine Linke
The guest performance of »52 Hertz - Ein Zuhause Theater« is financed by the program »Festivalfriends« within the framework of »Verbindungen fördern« of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste e.V. supported by funds of the Federal Government Commission for Culture and the Media.
Mon, August 23, 2021
12:00 AM CEST
Lichthof Theater, Mendelssohnstraße 15, 22761 Hamburg