»Richtung Dschörmannie« Evening 1: Lyric (ProtokollB)
The theatre collective Protokoll B organises, together with a lot of guests, a theatrical literature slam evening within the PAF 2017. We want to create a meeting place in our favourite venue Der Club der Polnischen Versager, where we hold our regular network parties, and invite performance artists and audience from all over the world, to exchange moments, broaden our minds, enrich our souls and maybe learn something new about this new Old Country Germany and this strange new Old Language German. All writers were born outside of Germany but write in German or about their newly chosen land. They’ve had to adopt this language, had to assimilate it, acquire, embrace, incorporate it. They give Germany a fresh look at itself.
Evening 1: A gender-neutral ode, a carnal hymn, a sensuous song of praise to him/her/it
Premiere. The authors are present. Public conversation is possible.
Club der polnischen Versager, Ackerstraße 168, Mitte, 10115 Berlin
Author: Mehdi Moradpour
Direction: Richard Gonlag
Cast: Anna Tilling, Carolin Kipka, Dürten Thielk, Fabian Neupert (a.G.), a.o.
Music: Dennis Depta, Munsha
ProtokollB is a performers’ collective, which started in early 2016 in Berlin. The main team of ProtokollB works on all projects with artists and performers of all kinds and nationalities. We produce productions in a wide variety – plays, performances, readings, short films – but organise network parties, workshops, showreels and trainings as well.
We work together with directors, actors, filmmakers, photographers, sound studios and broaden our horizons and our network with each new project. The main goal of ProtokollB is to build a large network and to create a platform where fellow performers can develop projects and share knowledge. At the moment we have 400 performers in our network.
Despite its easy-going name the Polish Failures Club has a serious intention. It is dedicated to fiascos, to disappointments, in short to failure. Its members are convinced that failure is an integral part of life. Wherever there is success there must also be let-downs, especially in a society that defines itself by success. There’s nothing bad about failure. It is a part of every learning process, every successful result. Disappointments are a necessary part of life and there is no reason for Polish failures to deny, suppress or be silent about failure. Quite the opposite! Under certain conditions to recognise that you’re a failure can have a therapeutic effect. The Polish Failures Club is not a commercial club. All its members work on an honorary basis. The Polish Failures Club finances itself from donations and membership fees. And as it so often says on our posters and flyers: “Financially sponsored by no one!”