A production of Possible World
in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, Berlin
2014 - 2017
Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung
If the own past is not in the history books, it is invisible.
They are everywhere. On the street, in the coach, at the railway station. Always they stare at us if we chat: the hearing. However, what do they know about us? They believe, sign language is a pantomime or internationally. They block to themselves the ears and then mean to know how we see the world. They think, we are ill. And they know nothing about our history.
THE DEAF TIME MACHINE - a play about the history of the deaf, played by deaf and hearing people, in sign language. loud voice accompanying gestures and spoken language, with film, livecam, discussion, writing and music. With the help of historical research, contemporary witness reports, video and improvisations of the performers, based on individual experiences in different countries the story of the deaf is told by the pries de L'Epée about the Nazi era up to the Cochlea implant.
When you search in archives and Libraries about the history of deaf people, it is mostly about the hearing people. Hearing doctors, teachers, minister, philosophers, linguists and politicians, are the ones, who have dealt with deafness and sign language. These are the hearing who have written documents and books about deaf. What have deaf to say about it, however?
with Asya Avagyan / Anka Böttcher / Johanna Böttcher / Hend El-Kadi / Emilia von Heiseler / Inara Ilyasova / Cordula Zielonka / Erdal Kar / Eyk Kauly / Peter Marty / Nikola Vujicic / Frank Weigang / Wille Felix Zante
DIRECTOR Michaela Caspar / PLAY AFTER THE IMPROVISIATIONS OF THE ACTORS Till Nikolaus von Heiseler / COMPOSITION, ROOM Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag / COSTUMES Gabriele Wischmann / SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSMISSION Anka Böttcher / DRAMATURGY, RECHERCHE Rafael Ugarte Chacón, Wille Felix Zante / VIDEO Jens Kupsch / PRODUCTION Daniel Schrader / ASSISTENCE, PHOTOGRAPHY Max Neu / TRAINEES Jana Bienroth, Lena Klein, Thamara Logeswaran, Martin Weller
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 18 June 2017 at 20 h- Introduction as part of the PAF Festival Berlin 18:30 - 19:30 h
LOT Theater Braunschweig 23 September 2016 at 10 & 19 h
Ernst Deutsch Theater Hamburg 13 September 2016 at 19:30 h
Parieté-Gala-Pfefferberg Theater Berlin 9 September 2016 at 19:30 & 21 h
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 7 and 8 May 2016 at 20 h
Sommerblut Festival der Mulitpolarkulturen Köln 4 May 2016 at 20 h
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 11 - 13 December 2015 at 20 h
Schauspiel Essen Grillo-Theater 20 September 2015 at 19 h–After the show a discussion with the ensemble will take place.
Parieté-Gala-Pfefferberg Theater Berlin 4 September 2015 at 20 h
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 12 and 14 June2015 at 20 h – After the show a discussion with the ensemble will take place.
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 23 – 25 January 2015 at 20 h – After the show a discussion with the ensemble will take place.
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 13 and 14 December 2014 at 20 h
Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 12 December 2014 at 20 h – PREMIERE