In Ghost Times, two ghost narrators take the audience on an episodic journey into the depths of theatre history. Various performance artists and political activists take a queer and de-colonial view on iconic moments of the classic theatre canon, introducing their personal perspectives. They focus on surprising topics, figures and ideas behind the “great stories” and present a critical and ironic aspect of self-empowerment.
There is a waiting list on the respective event days, which is available from 7 pm and over which the few remaining tickets are assigned, if occasional audience should not appear.
At the beginning, they present the broad range of eras which they intend to cover, when a cyborg from the remote future looks back on the myths from antiquity and the evolvement of gods and goddesses, theatre and democracy. Performative time travels take us back and forth: Back in the year 1638, the white colonialist Theatrum Mundi gets destroyed by Brazilian performers in a melodramatic healing process. A Magic Flute Compost includes queer characters, trans-aria and black self-empowerment from post-revolutionary 1791. The great German Faust is confronted with Witchcraft Vouge Dancing. The audience will definitely lose its orientation.
Performance artists, activists and theorists from more than 15 countries have come together to realise the two-year que_ring drama project, questioning the classic canon of theatre history as a cultural construction of the West that leaves out many aspects. The Viennese performance artist and activist Gin Müller, who has already realised many projects at brut, came up with the general idea of Ghost Times.
There will be an audience talk after the performance on 16 October.
Ghosts Edwarda Gurrola, Dariush Onghaie Episode I rather be a Cyborg than a Goddess Sabine Marte, Gorji Marzban, Edwarda Gurrola, Dariush Onghaie Episode Sounds of Magic Flute Compost Kontextuelle Malerei – Kollektiv der Akademie der bildenden Künste Wien Episode Decolonizing White Theatrum Mundi concept, dramaturgy and performance: Marissa Lobo, Juliana Dos Santos, Jota Mombaça, Daniela Sea – performance: Sônia Boné Guajajara – costumes/props: Noemi Auer illustration/paintings: Annie Gonzala Lorde – video: Masha Godovannaya, Ari Yehudit Richter – video editing: Fesih Alpagu – Architekturmodel: Yasemin Altepe Episode Faust is Dead – Witchcraft Vogue Queer Base Performance Collective
Participants Edwarda Gurrola, Dariush Onghaie, Sabine Marte, Gorji Marzban, Annemarie Arzberger, Mariama Dallo, Erisa Mirkazemi, Hyeji Nam, Danielle Pamp, Karolina Preuschl, Ingrid Dorfinger, Selina Stritzel, Veronika Szücs, Annie Ganzala, Marissa Lobo, Jota Mombaça, Juliana dos Santos, Daniela Sea, Karin Cheng, Yaser Al Nazar, Khalid Farah, Khusen Khaydarov, Komil Radzhabov, Nurkhon Saidasanov, Rawan Saleh, Oliver Stotz, Leopold Kessler, Lisbeth Kovacic, Yasemin Altepe, Masha Godovannaya, Sonia Bone Guajajara, Yehudit Richter, Fesih Alpagu.
Overall concept/dramaturgy Gin Müller Dramaturgy Radostina Patulova Set design & video art Jan Machacek
A co-production by Verein zur Förderung der Bewegungsfreiheit and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Vienna’s Department of Cultural Affairs.
studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
There will be a waiting list on the respective event days starting at 7 pm and on which the few remaining cards will be awarded, if occasional audience should not appear.
Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
U-Bahn: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)
Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)