Open letter addressing the current situation of brut at Künstlerhaus
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Open letter addressing the current situation of brut at Künstlerhaus

Dear friends of brut,

The situation of brut at Künstlerhaus has been featured in the media several times since the beginning of this season. During the last few days in particular, a number of questions have arisen not just as to whether brut will remain at the Künstlerhaus, but concerning its future altogether. In this open letter, we would like to comment on the current situation in detail and at some length. This is necessary in order to give an adequate overview of the complex circumstances and the process brut is currently involved in.

To start with, let’s point out very briefly: brut as an internationally active co-production theatre in Vienna will continue to have its own venue. We have successfully fought for a pledge to this effect by the city’s cultural councillor, Veronica Kaup-Hasler.
Mirjam Sögner – Speaking Volumes
be spectACTive! Letters for later


Melina Papoulia, dance student at MUK - Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna; shares her thoughts about Mirjam Sögner's "SPEAKING VOLUMES" in a new edition of "Letters for later".
Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail Volume 3: Digestivo
Letters for later be spectACTive!

Stefanie Sourial – Colonial Cocktail Volume 3: Digestivo. With Special Guests Bassano Bonelli und Mzamo Nondlwana

Wera Hippesroither, PhD student at University of Vienna and journalist (contemporary theatre reviews on shares her thoughts about Stefanie Sourial's "Colonial Cocktail Volume 3: Digestivo" in a new edition of "Letters for later".
In the Field-Treffen im studio brut
In the Field

Ganz nah dran mit In the Field

Die In The Field-Gruppe erkundet weiterhin das vielfältige Programm der Wiener Festwochen. Während eines exklusiven Austauschs mit Anna Witt („Beathouse Donaustadt“) wurde der Intimität des Herzschlags nachgespürt, während es im Gespräch mit Mette Edvardsen und einigen ihrer „lebendigen Bücher“ um die spezielle Intimität der One-to-One-Sessions ging. Der Besuch einer Vorstellung von „aCORdo“ mit anschließendem Treffen der Performer und der Künstlerin Elisabeth Bakambamba Tambwe gaben Aufschluss über die Wahrnehmung und Darstellung des „Anderen“.
Freundliche Mitte – ORATORIO EUROPA
Letters for later be spectACTive!

Freundliche Mitte – Oratorio Europa

Ruchi Bajaj, student of Performance at DiverCityLab, shares her thoughts about ORATORIO EUROPA by Freundliche Mitte in a new edition of "Letters for later".
Ingri Fiksdal – Diorama
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Ingri Fiksdal – Diorama

Student of theatre, film and media studies Anna Rumpler shares her thoughts on brut's season opening performance "Diorama" by Ingri Fiksdal in a new edition of "Letters for later".
Letters for later
Letters for later be spectACTive!

Letters for later

Initiated by Claire Lefèvre, Letters for later is a writing project which allows audience members to write open letters about the performances programmed at brut. Addressed to the artists, to the piece, or to the world, these letters offer a gentle and personal alternative to review-writing, inviting spectators to share their impressions from a place of care and curiosity, while also acknowledging their subjectivity.
Artwork by Robert Świerczyński
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Simple answers and populist slogans are currently booming in politics. In view of this, the brut program invites us to pause, change perspectives, and discard prefabricated perspectives. This autumn's artists* ask complex political questions, raise contradictions, develop poetic visions and create space for openness and imagination.
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Aktuelle Spielorte

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

studio brut

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

November 2019
the que_ring drama project
Dark Revolutions
November 2019
Staying Alive – Meine Rechte als Künstler_in
November 2019
Olga Flor, Veronika Hofeneder & Marie-Noëlle Yazdanpanah
100 Years of Awakening?
December 2019
Roland Rauschmeier
December 2019
Handle with care with Simon Mayer

brut im Villa Vida Café

Linke Wienzeile 102, 1060 Wien
U-Bahn: U4 (Kettenbrückengasse), Bus: 13A, 14A (Pilgrambrücke)

November 2019
A queer journey through the night

brut im Gewerbehaus

Rudolf-Salinger-Platz 1, 1030 Wien
U-Bahn: U4 (Stadtpark)

November - December 2019
A Gloomy Christmas at Grimm’s House

brut in der Galerie Die Schöne

Kuffnergasse 7, 1160 Wien
Tram: 9, 46 (Feßtgasse) Bus: 10A (Schuhmeierplatz)

November - December 2019
Tania El Khoury
Gardens Speak