Der Theaterkritiker (metzner&schüchner)
Tobias Schwartz’ darkly humorous portrait of a disgraced, formerly omnipotent theater critic questions the correlation between power, sexual urges and responsibility in the art world. With their boisterous, grotesque grasp, metzner&schüchner expose bourgeois “dirty corners“, the monstrosity of self-empowered executioners and equally celebrate the artistic richness of the contemporary theatrical landscape.
The event ist not wheelchair accessible (Information provided by the artists.)
Theater unterm Dach, Danziger Straße 101, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin
Approach/Staging: Mareile Metzner
Performance: Christoph Schüchner
Performer/director Mareile Metzner and performer Christoph Schüchner have been working with each other in various different constellations since being employed together in 1995. Their first own joint production as metzner&schüchner Nicht von Schlechten Eltern was developed in 2015 for a project series at Theater an der Glocksee Hannover, adapted for Theater unterm Dach Berlin in 2016 and presented during the 2017 Performing Arts Festival, operates at the interface between drama, documentary research and musical performance. Their new production Der Theaterkritiker is a premiere of the monologue by Berlin writer and journalist Tobias Schwartz.
The theater is a production and performance location for theater projects produced within the independent performing arts community and thus does not have a permanent ensemble. The support of the next generation of directors as the constituting moment of work has been received by the public, both in the world of professionals as well as by “normal” theatergoers, with a great deal of resonance and esteem. Numerous prizes and invitiations to festivals attest to the continuous, high-quality work.