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Monologue for Daniel Friedl or someone who plays Daniel Friedl / by Konstantin Küspert

World premiere
World premiere
Psychologisches Institut
in German without supertitles
[recommended for ages 16 and up]

Is self-immolation resistance? This provocative question lies at the heart of Konstantin Küspert's new play. The theatres are closed due to the Covid pandemic. An actor at the coffee counter is starting to question his profession and his life. He sets out to find meaning. He delves into meditations of Buddhist monks, even goes to Japan. In great detail, Konstantin Küspert describes the practice of self-mummification (it has been banned since the nineteenth century) as the direct path to Nirvana or as an extreme form of resistance. The actor Daniel Friedl choses a different path. But which path? Opening a coffee stall? Going on as an actor? Both?

»emptiness teachings« premiered as part of Remmidemmi. The Resistance Festival in October 2022.

Artistic Collaboration
Sven Fricke
Regieassistenz und Soufflage
Ellen Heyse, Lina Weißenberg
Aliaksandr Bylchynski
Künstlerische Leitung
Holger Schultze
Künstlerische Produktionsleitung
Felix Heimbach, Michael Letmathe
Mitarbeit Produktionsleitung
Catherine Schlüter

The production of the decorative parts is carried out in the workshops of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg.

A complete list of all employees of the technical departments involved can be found here.

Der Festivalpodcast »Remmidemmi/Hinterbühne« gibt Einblicke in die Köpfe hinter den Stücken.
Im Gespräch beim Podcast #06: Cilli Drexel, Konstantin Küspert, Jürgen Popig und Nicole Zielke

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Trailer by Siegersbusch Film