THE GERMAN SEASON //

A celebration of contemporary German plays, readings, symposium and performances all set to Hebrew and performed at the Tmuna theater in Tel –Aviv


Artistic direction: Lilach Dekel-Avneri 
Dramaturgy: Matthias Naumann
Producer: Liat Fassberg
Place: Tmuna Theater, Tel Aviv 
Production: Tmuna Theater in cooperation with Goethe-Institute Tel-Aviv.

Date: The year 2010, with a festival in November.

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The program

* 4 full scale productions of German plays 
* November festival – A spotlight including:
• A Reading Festival of 5 contemporary German language plays
• Symposium on contemporary German theater
• Guest performances from the fields of post-dramatic theater and dance.

Full scale productions

1. Adam Geist by Dia Loher (translated by Ran Ha-Chohen). 
Director: Lilach Dekel-Avneri. 
2. Heaven( zu Tristan) by Fritz Kater (translaterrd by Mashav Balsam).
Director: Wojtek Klemm.
3. Herr Kolpert by David Gieselmann ( translated in 2009 by Muli Shulman & Einat Baronosky). 
Director: Muli Shulman
4. `Überall in der Badewanne wo nicht Wasser ist by Gesine Danckwart (translated by Sara von Schwartze).
Director: Nava Zuckerman

Play readings

1. The Messingkauf Dialogues by Bertolt Brecht (translated by Doron Tavori) Director: Moshe Perelstein, Dramaturgy: prof. Freddie Rockem
2. Sinn By Anja Hiling (translated by Eynat Ohana) Director: Shir Goldberg
3. (Wilde) Mann mit traurigen Augen By Handl Klaus (Translated by Mashav Balzam) Director: Lilach Dekel-Avneri
4. Hier und Jetzt by Roland Schimmelpfennig (translated by Moshe Perelstein) Director: Oded Lipshitz
5. Kaspar Hauser Meer by Felicia Zeller (translated by Raaya and Liat Noi) Director: Yael Cramsky

Symposium on contemporary German theater

Panel I: “History and Actuality”
Moderator: Moshe Zuckermann (Tel Aviv)
Participants:
Gad Kaynar (Tel Aviv): Perception history of German Drama in Israeli Theatre
Freddie Rokem (Tel Aviv): The actuality of Brecht’s Theatre for Contemporary Israeli Theatre 
Nikolaus Müller-Schöll (Hamburg): Brecht (and Müller), Classics and Actuality in German Contemporary Theatre

Panel II+III: “Politics” and Materiality”
Moderator: Georg Blochmann (Goethe-Institute Tel Aviv)
Participants:
Nicolas Stemann (Thalia Theater Hamburg)
Alexander Karschnia (Andco., Berlin): Their Work with the Audience

Panel IV: “Playwriting”
Moderator: Matthias Nauman (Goethe)
Participants:
Dea Loher (Adam Geist)
David Gieselmann (Herr Kolpert)
Gesine Danckwart (Überall in der Badewanne wo nicht Wasser ist)

Panel V: “Audience”
Moderator: Shimon Levy (TAU)
Participants:
Alexander Karschnia (Andco., Berlin): Their Work with the Audience
Guy Gutman (Jerusalem): Theatre and the Audience in the Israeli Context

Closing Discussion
Moderator: Gisela Dachs (Die Zeit, Tel Aviv)
Participants:
Jürgen Berger (German theatre critic (Theater heute, Süddeutsche Zeitung), author of German foreword to “Goethe Institute Anthology of Contemporary German Plays”)
Joshua Simon (author of Israeli foreword to “Goethe Institute Anthology of Contemporary German Plays”)
Lilach Dekel Avneri - Director and Artistic manager of the German Season 2010
Matthias Naumann- Dramaturge of the German Season 2010


Guest performances from the fields of post-dramatic theatre, dance, and music
A selection of works by young German artists, performance and dance groups will brought to Israel to give an impression of contemporary theatre work beside the classic concept of “theatre text and its mis-en-scene.” 

1. 3Some Performance-Dance by Nir De-Wolfe (Tel-Aviv) and Knut Berger (Berlin)

2. Basically I don’t, but actually I do Performance-Dance by Jochin Roler (Berlin) and Sa'ar Magal (Tel-Aviv)

3. West in peace postdramatic production by Andcompany& co. (Berlin)