Drama, JUST | 10+
Theater Konstanz | DE

Der fabelhafte Die

By Sergej Gößner

Trailer: Der fabelhafte Die
Der fabelhafte Die
Photo: Ilja Mess Fotografie
Der fabelhafte Die
Photo: Ilja Mess Fotografie
Der fabelhafte Die
Photo: Ilja Mess Fotografie
Der fabelhafte Die
Photo: Ilja Mess Fotografie

An old wagon rolls onto the empty stage. It is made of wood, and it is brightly painted. Maybe it is a circus wagon? It looks lonely. Without a circus tent, without exotic animals, without clowns and tightrope walkers. The wagon hums and jingles. It seems as if it were alive, as if it were filled with stories. Then it opens up and we recognise a figure inside: "She is dark, shrill, mysterious. She is man, woman, scarily magnificent. She is he, he is she." She is the shining centre of a small troupe of showpeople who travel around, collect stories and now present them to the audience in their show: Stories about being similar, stories about being different - and stories about ducks and swans.

In a playful way, Sergej Gößner brings non-binary gender identity closer to the audience of children and adults, creating a world of fairground and revue, a story about storytelling in itself. Gößner's plays have won many awards and premiered at the Schauspielhaus Hamburg, among others. In 2018, he became a household name with the play "Mongos", which won the Jugend-StückePreis at the Heidelberg Stückemarkt.

Cast

Director Kristo Šagor
Stage & Costume Design Iris Kraft
Music Felix Rösch
Dramaturgy Romana Lautner
Performers Katrin Huke, Julian Mantaj, Jonas Pätzold

Partners & Sponsors

The production has received funding from "Nah dran! New Plays for Children's Theatre", a cooperation project of the Children's and Young People's Theatre Centre of the Federal Republic of Germany and the German Literature Fund with support from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media.