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Identity Europe
By Guy Helmlinger, Rebecca Schnyder, Clàudia Cedó, Csaba Székely, Andra Teede, Daniel Batliner, Daniel Batliner
"Identity Europe" is a small European theatre jewel, which in the directions of Katrin Hilbe and Rafael D. Kohn offers strong acting and texts, which enter into a dialogue with each other thanks to the intelligent dramaturgy. The monologues are therefore more than an appeal for international exchange. They are the beginning of a dialogue, in all modesty."
Detlev Baur, Die Deutsche Bühne

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Identity Europe
By Guy Helmlinger, Rebecca Schnyder, Clàudia Cedó, Csaba Székely, Andra Teede, Daniel Batliner, Daniel Batliner
"Very enthralling was Katrin Hilbe's direction of PIRI by Csaba Székely, the story of a Roma girl, which Christiani Wetter presented with much heart and presence on the stage, while at the same time showing a laser-sharp view of Hungary. It is also a wonderful story of an adopted girl, drifting to the political right discrediting all of the Roma people, but having to realize that she herself is a Roma. In this monologue everything was aligned, even the costumes, who grew up along with the age of the girl."
Anita Grüneis, Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft

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Identity Europe
By Guy Helmlinger, Rebecca Schnyder, Clàudia Cedó, Csaba Székely, Andra Teede, Daniel Batliner, Daniel Batliner
"The writer wonderfully characterized the relationship of Switzerland to Europe (in LIEBE EUROPA), Katrin Hilbe directed this with much sensitiviy and humor, which Thomas Beck perfectly implemented in his figure of the bride."
Anita Grüneis, Zeitschrift für Kultur und Gesellschaft

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Identity Europe
By Guy Helmlinger, Rebecca Schnyder, Clàudia Cedó, Csaba Székely, Andra Teede, Daniel Batliner, Daniel Batliner
"The directors Katrin Hilbe and Rafael D. Kohn were challenged to create a vivid theatrical experience and lively stagings rather than merely academic exercises from these eight texts presented by the actors and actresses. Both succeeded brilliantly."
Arno Oehri, Liechtensteiner Vaterland

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Zauberflöte
By W.A. Mozart
"Mozart's Die Zauberflöte is presented in the beautiful Delphi Theatre as a play within a play: We first see a group of young people, rehearsing an opera in everyday wear. One of the singers is struggling with the dialogue. And one of the female singers tries on a costume that isn't really hers. But who doesn't want to be the Queen of the Night for a night? But eventually the game turns serious and the story of Prince Tamino (Joon Ho Pak) and his beloved Pamina (Graciela Morales) begins. (...) I didn't know what to expect at Opernfest, it was my first time, but I'm absolutely bowled over! We will definitely admire these young talents in all the big opera houses in the world! Their voices are amazing, the Queen of the Night almost blew the audience off their seats! And due to the arrangement of the audience, we were very involved."
Nicole Haarhoff, Berliner Ansichtssachen

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Richard II
By William Shakespeare
"Katrin Hilbe has a special gift for making the most of the materials she works with. Here she brings to life the characters in Shakespeare's play with emphasis on the language, which clearly is some of the Bard's richest. These C.A.G.E. performances are a special experience."
Susan Hall, Berkshire Fine Arts

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"Fantastic, how the director manages to explore condition of human bondage with minimal intrusion. The abundance of structure doesn’t allow for looseness or laissez-faire, as the final explosion is the necessary result of the play’s rigid framework. The actors convince through their almost repulsive physicality and facial expressions. At times you’d like to jump up and shout: ´Shut up, you damned…´"
Klaus Koppe, Liechtensteiner Volksblatt

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"Compliment. A performance for almost exclusively very young teenagers - on a Friday afternoon - where the breathless, excited attention is palpable, speaks for itself. It speaks for the play “Shooter” by Sam Graber, who treats the matter of a high school shooting not in a headline-grabbing manner. It speaks for the director Katrin Hilbe, who combines the structural direction of her actors with the risk of presenting connections only to a very attentive audience."
Klaus Koppe, Liechtensteiner Volksblatt

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"Katrin Hilbe treated the difficult subject matter of the rise of gun violence among young people with great sensitivity. (...)The convincing performances of the five actors immersed the viewer in the emotional turmoils of the protagonists, and they suffered their pain with them. The tension, palpable throughout the play, is heightened by Andy Evan Cohen´s intricate sound design, which accentuated important moments at times harshly, at times soothingly. Most probably won´t like to admit it, but the audience remained empathetic to the murderer, the high school shooter, even to the gun fanatic. And we inevitably ask ourselves: How could it come to this?"
Mirjam Kaiser, Liechtensteiner Vaterland