Viewers can witness multiple monologues and specials directly one after another and have fantastical experiences in a space from another time – we recommend one of the limited day tickets for your live visit.
Selected evenings will also be broadcast via a live stream – with special surprises in between events.
The program schedule of the entire festival is available for download here:
Monologue Festival 2021 – Program
It’s THE DAY of the year. Inspired by Christina Wolf, a discourse about our barren world emerges from the experience of a single day, our place therein, and about what someday might be possible.
“Ein Tag im Universum”((A Day in the Universe)) looks into the distance, to the future, to the bottom of the ocean, to reality, to fiction and to the universe. It looks toward the origin, everything that has already been and all that is yet to come.
In her famous writing project „Ein Tag im Jahr“(„One Day a Year“) Christa Wolf documented September 27 in a diary-like way over the span of decades, creating a very personal and, due to its duration, also historically relevant work. Nele Stuhler is inspired by this approach and has been developing it further, also documenting her personal September 27 for some years already. This year, however, different timelines ‒ maybe even parallel universes ‒ cross paths on this predetermined date.
The narrative of a day in all its banalities emerges, mixed with intimate insights, reflections on the structures of society and visions of the future, the universe and everything else. Through a future-oriented narrative it becomes apparent: Past, present and future overlap, intertwine and influence each other.
Nele Stuhler is an author and director and was awarded the Else-Lasker-Schüler-Award, among others. Since their time together at the youth’s theater of Volksbühne Berlin she has been collaborating with the director and musician Laura Eggert. In collaboration with Sonja Risse (dramaturgist) and Lisa Schettel (dramaturgist and performer) they have realized theater projects, audio books and music videos. Lisa Charlotte Friederich has been a part of multiple theater, film and cinema projects as a director and actress and is the solo performer for „Ein Tag im Universum". The group first got introduced to each other during their studies of applied theater sciences in Gießen.
Performance Lisa Charlotte Friederich Text Nele Stuhler Direction and Music Laura Eggert Artistic Collaboration Lisa Schettel Dramaturgy Sonja Risse Set Claudia Noack Co-Production Monologfestival 2021 – TD Berlin
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