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
Schönheit und Schrecken (lass dir alles geschehen)
Worüber man nicht reden kann, muss man schreien. ((What can not be spoken about, must be screamed about.)) A Video-Performance-Trip that takes you through different times, identities and genres: From Stand-up to hate speech and even apocalyptic ontology.
Leben wir in der Endzeit einer Fast-Vergangenheit oder in der Vorzeit einer entfernten Zukunft? (Are we living in the end times of an almost-past or in the dawn of a distant future?) In magical images in between times a woman with many facets emerges: She is feminist, mythical, post-positivist, utopia-disillusioned, bureaucratically lethal. She is Kali, the Indian Goddess of destruction, and she is also Vera Zarovitch from the matriarchal utopian novel Mizora (1880) and she is Reni, a cabaret artist of the 20s.
Das Individuum ist emotional weniger krisenresistent als man hätte annehmen können. ((The individual is emotionally less resistant to crises than one might have thought)). Jumping directly into a scene: The woman leaves the sparkling dark of the night behind and travels into pure darkness. She is an imagined heroine, who’s fur coat emits suspicions of improper behavior. Her deeds are sustainable per se. No doubts can scratch her moral varnish. Her egomania is so all - encompassing that a new personal pronoun must be invented. Where will her journey lead her?
Auslöschung ist erst, wenn die Nicht-Existenz von Gedanken Tatsache geworden ist. ((Only when the non-existence of thoughts has become a fact will there be annihilation))
PNAC, the independent Berlincompagnie for pre-emptive and sustainable dispute, produces politically ambivalent projects like Think Tank (Versions I-IV), Kriech oder: Orientierungshilfe für den Wertekompass, Die Quelle, Gutmenschendämmerung und Wurm+Kalb (Schiller von hinten) in irregular intervals. Festivals and guest performances have led them to places like Frankfurt, Dresden, Leipzig, Zurich, Basel, Stuttgart, Hamburg, Vienna, New York, Tehran, Mühlheim and many others.
Performance Renate Regel VideoJosephin Böttger Concept / Dramaturgy Marcel Luxinger Co-Production Monologfestival 2021 ‒ TD Berlin