Das gute Leben (Ullrich/Kuithan)
What is “a good life”? What is it about the image of a good life that requires it to be defended against whomever? Encounters with people on the streets, in parks or in the supermarket lead to dialogues, individual life concepts and stories lead to the jigsaw pieces of society. An image of our society evolves, augmented by the influences of high culture as well as pop culture.
Ballhaus Ost, Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin
Concept, Research, Performance: Leon Ullrich
Concept, Research, Performance: Johann Kuithan
Research, Performance: N.N.
Eine Produktion von Leon Ullrich und Johann Kuithan in Kooperation mit dem Ballhaus Ost
During their time at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin (Leon as an actor and Johann as an assistant director) several collaborative works evolved: RHEINSBERG – Ein Bilderbuch für Verliebte (Kurt Tucholsky) at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, several episodes of VISIOTHEK at Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin and Theater Neumarkt Zürich. In 2016, Das Gute Leben premiered at Ballhaus Ost Berlin.
Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theater, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community and built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well-established groups and artists as well as newcomers and emerging members of the independent performing arts community. As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theater, Ballhaus Ost invites its audience to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life. During the German Democratic Republic (GDR), before the venue was used as a theater, the ballroom was used as the Casion des Handwerks and became a pool hall and nightclub after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Ballhaus Ost was founded by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the performer Anne Tismer in 2006. Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors since 2011.