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Talk: Who is writing for whom?

in dialogue with Stabiler Rücken e. V. on the question of how language can both invite and uninvite

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Heidelberger Stückemarkt
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Language is powerful, it describes, paraphrases, language limits - and excludes. Speech theatre lives from the spoken word, it lives from language as a vehicle for stories and emotions. It lives from people who bring the stage to life with their words and those who put these words into their mouths. But German spoken theatre is no longer just German-language theatre. How can we portray and represent our society on stage? How can theatre remain an active space for discourse in which all people can participate?

Stabiler Rücken e.V., an association of Jewish, migrant, BIPoC and PoC artists, is committed to a more diverse theatre and film landscape in German-speaking countries. In a joint dialogue, we want to explore the spaces that language can open and close. We want to talk about the status quo of current theatre practice and the possibilities of representation - together with you!

With us: 

Danai Chatzipetrou, born in Bonn in 1994 and grew up in Athens. She studied psychology at the University of Bonn and King's College London as well as acting at the Hanover University of Music, Drama and Media, combined with a semester abroad in Physical Theatre at the Real Escuela Superior de Arte Dramático de Madrid. During her studies, she already performed at the Junges Schauspielhaus Hamburg in »Making of Sophie Scholl« and in »Das Institut« at the Staatstheater Oldenburg. In the 2022/23 season, she was a permanent member of the ensemble at Staatstheater Kassel, moving to Schauspielhaus Bochum for the 2023/24 season.

Nicolas Sidiropulos, born in Brussels in 1998, grew up in Tübingen and is the son of Greek immigrants. He studied acting at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien in Hanover and at the Conservatoire national supérieur d'art dramatique Paris. He is active as a singer-songwriter and director of his own short films and was awarded »Best Male Actor« at the German National Singing Competition (2019, 2021) and at the FIESAD 2019 drama school meeting in Rabat (Morocco). From 2021 to 2023 he was part of the ensemble of the Theater an der Parkaue.