.PERSONAL. Bezahlt wird nicht! - The Premiere


1 room + 2 months + 9 people = Great result!


 Yesterday it was the first release of the theatre piece where I have been working as the assistant of Katharina Kraft. We were responsable for the stage design, the theatre props and the costumes. I just want to say that I'm really satisfied with the final result of our work -of the WHOLE team-. The piece came out with a proper global relationship between the different elements. 

 One of the things that makes me really happy is the aesthetic we manage to create. Dario Fo is an italian writer and the chosen piece is a comedy about the working class so we tried to go into a world of none-saturated colors and minimalism; except for the diva moments when the feeling had to be more shinny. There are also special effects that help to create the atmosphere that takes you inside of the show. In my humble opinion I believe that, for the adaptation of this piece, the director Volker Dirkes got inspired by Pedro Almodovar movies. At least, I have this feeling and I like it a lot. 
 Another element that proves the success is that we, the audience, laughed a lot -it is such a funny show!- which is the main mission of a comedy.

Oh! What can I say? I enjoyed so much. I just love the whole atmosphere of the theater work. When I was a child I was going to acting classes -just as a hobby- and we made a theater piece per year. At this time I already felt great between black curtains, the darkness of the stalls and the spotlights. I also love all this typical rituals like receiving flowers at the end of the show.   

 I would love to post a photo of us at the end of the piece, up on the stage, saying hello to the audience. But....Manfred and I forgot the camera at home, we always forget it in the special moments. The only few photos I have are from the final rehearsal but I should apologize because the pictures don't make justice to the real show. 









The rose of the triumph.


Director
Volker Dirkes

Cast
Isa Hupe
Anna Moritz
Viola Rieck
Markus Falk
Thomas Kressmann
Volker Dirkes

Set designer
Katharina Kraft
and me

Technician
Sven Suppan


I'm really REALLY thankful for the opportunity they gave me to be part of this. 


5 comments:

  1. What a wonderful synthesis of creative expression you have all created. The set design is extraordinary and I can almost feel the first night energy in the way you write about it.

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  2. The background in the theater stage is wonderful, like a piece of art!

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  3. Thank you very much, to all of you. I feel so much energy from your appreciation. :)

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