Affinity (Theater o.N.)
“Affinity” means appeal, and that's the subject in the staging: in an open space, the audience builds little islands. The performers fill the room with their voices and cover them with a tent made of sounds. In Affinity, we evoke different states of mind and body and play with intensity and distance: as softly as if my head were resting in someone's lap.
Bootschafft, Grabbeallee 34, Pankow, 13156 Berlin
Note on accessibility: a wide staircase with 10 steps leads to the event location. All rooms on the floor are accessible barrier-free (auditorium, bar, bathroom facilities).
Acting: Iduna Hegen, Uta Lindner, Andreas Pichler
Direction: Alfredo Zinola
Musical research: Andreas Pichler
Dramaturgy: Dagmar Domrös
Costume: Lena Mody
Light: Marek Lamprecht
Assistant: Michaela Millar
Research: Alicja Morawska-Rubczak
Production Management: Doreen Markert / Olga Ramirez Oferil
Funded by Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa
Theater o.N. is an almost 40-year old association of actors and puppeteers, directors, musicians and writers. Founded in 1979/1980 under the name Zinnober, it was the first independent theater in the former GDR. Since 2010, the theater located on the famous Kollwitzplatz has focused on the exploration and advancement of theater for audiences two years of age and up. Since 2013, it has presented the biannual FRATZ International - Festival for the Very Young. Since 2016, the regional festival Berliner Schaufenster for theater for audiecnes between the ages of zero and six has completed the programming for young audiences. In addition, the theater is developing productions with children and teenagers in socially disadvantaged areas. The program for adults is dedicated to new play development using the methods of biographical theater and puppet theater.
Bootschafft is a new theater in Pankow, located in the conference hall of the former Australian Embassy in East Berlin. Located at Grabbeallee 34 in Berlin Pankow-Niederschönenhausen, the building, along with the garden and tennis court, were completed in 1975. It was the location of the Australian Embassy in East Berlin until 1986. There were plans to tear down the former Australian Embassy in 2015, but the demolition was prevented when the district office of Pankow placed the building under landmark protection. This brought about a restructuring, during which the owner has allowed the interim use of the building as a location for artist studios. Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft (OST) was founded in April 2017 and comprises a group of more than 30 artists working in the fields of visual art, theater, performance, literature, music, photography and dance.