I’m thrilled to be taking on Mozart’s behemoth of the German repertoire for the Berlin Opera Academy, an incredible place to prepare emerging international opera singers for the particular German opera world. Berlin, June 20 – July 19, 2019.
Scenic Designer: Kati Hind
CAST and rest of the TEAM: TBD
8 new monologues, written by 8 European writers taking on the wide open notion of the project of Europe in today’s world. This three-way co-production between TAK Theater Liechtenstein, Nationaltheater Weimar (Germany), Les Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg (Luxembourg), will share all responsibilities.
The cast is divided between Liechtenstein actors and ensemble members of the Nationaltheater Weimar, my director colleague for 4 of the 8 monologues is Rafael Kohn from Luxembourg, rehearsing in Weimar. The set and costumes are built in the Weimar workshops, and for the last two weeks of rehearsals everyone will come to Liechtenstein to put it all together, opening September 14th. From there PROJEKT EUROPA will travel to the other two venues. An ambitious and exciting project, that I am proud to be a part of. Stay tuned! August 19 – September 14, 2019.
CAST and TEAM: TBD
by Tom Block
Duck (Billy) has reached the end of his rope and only communicates by quacking. After a career in the CIA, which has led to a downward emotional spiral, he finds himself on a park bench, which happens to be the home of his older brother Crumb (John), who was also once a CIA operative and Duck‘s colleague. Crumb lost faith in the system, leaving his younger brother to kill for reasons of state while he, Crumb, dropped out of society. The play is an exploration of Duck’s path, from faithfully patriotic to psychically distressed and unmoored.
Director: Katrin Hilbe+
Scenic Designer: TBD
Lighting Designer: Joyce Liao
Costume Designer: Cathy Small
Sound Designer: Andy Evan Cohen
Annemarie Hagenaars, TBD. Auditions to be held in July, 2019.