Hansel und Greta (unitedOFFproductions)
'Hansel and Greta' are 'European siblings', who, like in the fairy tale, are sent by their parents to an unknown world far away from the financial need of their homelands. They are supposed to get in charge of their own lives, so each one sets out from Rumania and Greece. Appealed by the promising proposals of shady work intermediaries and subcontractors, both land as cheap labor in a gigantic German slaughterhouse. The exploitative conditions of this ‘witch house’ shock them. But they won't let them get them down. Soon they make a plan to resist the unacceptable injustices and evil chicaneries of supervisors and managers.
TAK Theater im Aufbau Haus, Prinzenstr. 85 F, Kreuzberg, 10969 Berlin
Realisation, Conception: Dieter Krockauer
With: Antonia Gomis / Lidia Cangiano, Alexandru Cîrneală, Mirca Preißler, Eneko Sanz, Athéna Tsantekidou, Carsten Wilhelm
Dramaturgy, Stage Design: Graciela González de la Fuente
Text: Interview Partners and Ensemble
Final Draft: D. Krockauer, G. Glez. de la Fuente
Interviews, Recherche: D. Krockauer, G. Glez. de la Fuente, E. Sanz
Videos, Graphic: Hendrik Schneller
Production Management: E. Sanz
Funded by: Senate Department for Culture and Europe
In Collaboration with: TAK – Theater im Aufbauhaus
Established in 1999, unitedOFFproductions has produced works in the field of theatre, radio plays, the performing arts and video. The primary focus of the company is towards the development of performances for the stage under the artistic direction of Dieter Krockauer (director) and Eneko Sanz (manager, performer). The creative outcomes of the work are further explored through their adaption for various mediums such as radio, live performance and film. With 30-50 shows per year, the international group consisting of members from Spain, Italy, Romania, Greece and Germany discuss on stage problems related to globalization, working and living conditions, and the cultural identity of the young Europeans.
As an interactive space, the TAK is open to new ideas, vibrant exchange and exciting controversies. Creative events, such as theatrical and literary performances, concerts, discussions and readings can take place indoors as well as in the adjacent outdoor court; supported by state-of-the-art technical equipment. In addition, the location offers a rehearsal stage of 100 square meters. The TAK Theater im Aufbau Haus shapes the nightlife of the Aufbau Haus as well as its neighbour the Prince Charles Club.