A home theater

52 HERTZ pre­mie­red as a col­la­bo­ra­ti­on bet­ween Anna-Kirsti­ne Lin­ke (text and direc­tion), Anna Gohmert (sta­ge) and Niko­lai Prawd­zic (dra­ma­tur­gy) on April 30, 2020 at the Neu­markt in Zurich. While the lock­down led to the clo­sing of thea­ters, 52 HERTZ allo­wed peop­le to expe­ri­ence thea­ter at home. 52 HERTZ is a “mail pie­ce”. You recei­ve a let­ter from the thea­ter, which you then open in your kit­chen at home, at the same time as 29 other peop­le who have also recei­ved mail for the same day as you. The other 29 peop­le are also each at their own homes. The let­ter then turns any home into a thea­ter. Hence the name of the gen­re “Home Theater”.

The pie­ce was invi­ted to the fes­ti­val “6 Tage Frei” 2021 in Stutt­gart. The bien­ni­al fes­ti­val offers the audi­ence the oppor­tu­ni­ty to get an over­view of the most out­stan­ding pro­duc­tions of Baden-Würt­tem­berg of the last two years. A supra-regio­nal jury of six experts will award ten pro­duc­tions.. Their selec­tion pres­ents the aes­the­tic diver­si­ty of con­tem­pora­ry per­forming arts, intro­du­cing per­for­ma­ti­ve models that some­ti­mes dis­rupt and ren­ego­tia­te the rela­ti­ons­hip bet­ween audi­ence and actors, bet­ween artis­tic disci­pli­nes, art and society.