a pleasant stay (Marlies Pahlenberg)
The hotel as the true theater of our time?! Art student Marlies Pahlenberg is convinced of this and brings this transitional space to life for us once more – including all (im)possible mini-dramas and scenes. The performers of these films are the hotel guests they perform and simultaneously are. All of this in front of and within the backdrop of suites and the endlessly long, empty hallways.
This performance takes place within the scope of Introducing - the newcomer's platform of the Berlin Performing Arts Festival.
Theaterdiscounter, Klosterstr. 44, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
BVG: U-Klosterstraße or S+U Alexanderplatz and U+S Jannowitzbrücke + 5 minutes by foot. Unfortunately, we can only accept payments in cash. Note on accessibility: we ask our guests to contact us in advance to clarify any questions of accessibility.
Direction, Cut: Marlies Pahlenberg
Marlies Pahlenberg is a video artist from Berlin. After studying Spanish and Latin American literature at the Universidad Complutense Madrid, she is now studying fine arts / sculpture at the Weißensee Art Academy in Berlin. Her videos focus on the interaction with other people, who speak the texts provided against the backdrop of their own lives and thereby always play themselves. The artist examines the tension between the staged and the documentary by placing the original texts in foreign mouths and by shifting their spatial and temporal context.
Theaterdiscounter, or TD for short, is a theater located at Alexanderplatz with a year-round schedule of programming. The schedule of programming is dedicated to contemporary spoken word theater. Some 30 to 40 different productions, formats and festivals can be seen each season. To make this possible, TD cooperates with artists, theater collectives and partner theaters throughout Germany and internationally. At TD, experienced theater makers create theme-centric pieces of theater that expand aesthetic formal languages. As a theater and production location, we also provide a platform for the next generation of artists. A flexible space concept allows research into new presentation forms for live art and theater in all of its facets.