People are obsessed with ideas – but also with things. For the Monologue Festival, She She Pop follows the idea of ownership, which has become an eerily important subject in people’s coexistence: if you have nothing, you have to hire yourself out. But even those who own too much, so people say, become obsessed by it. There it is: the community of the possessed.
She She Pop steps forward to elicit a new meaning of “theatre without an audience”. As proposed in Brechtian Lehrstück theory, those on stage try different attitudes and give speeches. In Besessen, the community has its say. A community that is concerned about ownership and the resulting distortions. In speech, it confirms itself, yet establishes that it is at odds with itself.
Besessen is a polyphonic soliloquy about ownership. About who owns too much and who owns too little. The performers of the independent theater’s most famous company form a choral community with the audience, test attitudes and establish that they do not agree.
She She Pop is a performance collective that was founded in the 90s, and its members are Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf and Elke Weber.
The members of the group are predominantly women and they work as a collective. The performers see themselves as authors, dramaturges and practitioners of their stage art. The inclusion of their own autobiographies is above all the method and not the purpose of their work.
Concept: She She Pop (Sebastian Bark, Johanna Freiburg, Fanni Halmburger, Lisa Lucassen, Mieke Matzke, Ilia Papatheodorou, Berit Stumpf)
Artistic advice: Ruschka Steininger
PR: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
Tour organisation: Tina Ebert
Administration: Aminata Oelßner
Company management: Elke Weber
Photo: Benjamin Krieg
Supported by: Goethe-Institut Finnland, German Federal Foreign Office, Suomen kulttuurirahasto, TelepART