In der Strafkolonie von Franz Kafka – Performance is canceled – (Jens Heuwinkel und Stefanie Steffen)
An explorer finds herself in a penal colony and is asked to attend the execution of a soldier convicted of disobedience and insulting his superior. A finely tuned machine leads to questions about right and wrong and the thin layer of what we call civilization. What responsibility do we take? And how do we represent the values with which we establish and define ourselves as human beings?
The Limelight Collective, Kastanienallee 71, Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin
Acting: Stefanie Steffen
Direction: Jens Heuwinkel
Dramaturgy: Nils Foerster
A production by BrotfabrikBühne Berlin
Jens Heuwinkel studied directing at Drama Centre London. He worked as an assistant director in Wilhelmshaven and Potsdam. He has worked as a freelance director since 2012. He worked as a director and dramaturg at Landestheater Dinkelsbühl in the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 seasons. He has been based in Berlin since 2015. He is member of the artistic team of the 24h Theater at the Brotfabrik in BerlinThe most recent project he directed was Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte at Euro Theater Central Bonn. Stefanie Steffen studied acting at AdK Ulm. Her first engagement was at Landestheater Dinkelsbühl. For her part as Gelsomina in La Strada, she won the theater prize of the Fränkische Landeszeitung. She has worked as a freelancer since 2015, for example at Stadttheater Ingolstadt and for Kulturmobil Niederbayern.
Kastanienallee 71 has a long and varied history: industrial building, homeless shelter, Stasi listening base, squat and Salvation Army church. Since October 2016, it has housed The Limelight Collective, a new Salvation Army initiative designed to facilitate engagement and interface between the performing arts and faith. As well as regular community arts events, The Limelight Collective runs a weekly artistic meditation called Soul Space.