A lot has happened in brut nordwest over the last few weeks and months to adapt the former industrial hall in the 20th district to a theater. On the checklist for the first premiere in front of an audience, only a few points have to be done. Now that a lot of black molton transforms the center of the hall into a black box, t is no longer difficult to imagine the first evening of the premiere. Rehearsals have already started!
How much material and individual parts it takes to put together a theater is only really noticeable when it is taken apart into its individual pieces and then reassembled. Headlights, loudspeakers, projectors and much more come from brut's own inventory. Fortunately, with such a large item as the grandstand, the Wiener Festwochen as a long-term cooperation partner helps out. The grandstand including chairs will seat 180 people. Together with the Wiener Festwochen a good synergy has come into being.
A huge locational advantage of the new building is its accessibility. All viewers can come through a level access from the street to the black box. There are two permanent spaces available for wheelchair users. The old toilet facilities were adapted for temporary use and expanded to include a toilet for people with disabilities in order to enable accessible events for the audience.
Before the audience, the first brut artists moved into brut nordwest last week and started rehearsing at the new location. Namely in the now finished black box: an enormous amount of black moltons was necessary to shield the stage area from the rest of the light-flooded hall. After sufficient darkness had been ensured, the lighting, sound, video and stage technicians went to work. Now the theater space is finished and we are ready – we are rehearsing and looking forward to the first audience visit. What it looks like backstage in brut nordwest is part of the next issue of Looks like it has begun.
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße), Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)