Curveball (Institut für Widerstand im Postfordismus)
“Curveball”, a BND operative, was used by Colin Powell at the UN as a central witness for legitimating the Iraq War. But the story he tells is full of lies. The performance re-examines one of the biggest scandals in secret service and reflects on the question of whom we believe, for what reasons, and where the principle of deceit can lead us.
Theaterdiscounter, Klosterstr. 44, Mitte, 10179 Berlin
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By and with: Elisa Müller
Concept, Text, Artistic Direction: Elisa Müller
Concept, Text, Dramaturgy: Vega Damm
Concept, Research: Inga Schaub
Concept, Set-Design: Michaela Muchina
Assistant: Johannes Ambrosius
Production management: ehrliche arbeit
A production by Institut für Widerstand im Postfordismus in cooperation with Akzente Duisburg, Theaterdiscounter Berlin, Rottstr5/KUNSTHALLEN Bochum, Freies Werkstatttheater Köln and Theaterlabor Bielefeld. Funded by NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste e.V., Heinz und Heide Dürr Stiftung, Allianz Kulturstiftung, ecce -european center for creative economy and with a residency at Schloß Bröllin e.V., funded by Ministerium für Bildung, Wissenschaft und Kultur des Landes Mecklenburg-Vorpommern and Landkreis Vorpommern-Greifswald.
The Institut für Widerstand im Postfordismus (Institute for Resistance in Postfordism) is a project by theater/performance/label müller*****, which was founded by Elisa Müller in 2008 and has realized 16 projects in cooperation with LOFFT.Leipzig, Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Fleetstreet Hamburg, LICHTHOF Hamburg, Sophiensæle Berlin, FFT (Freies Forum Theater) Düsseldorf, FKT (Freies Kunst Territorium) Bochum, Vierte Welt Berlin and Theaterdiscounter Berlin as well as HU Berlin and UdK Berlin.
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.