27 May 2010
Margarete tells the story of a purchase, inspired by simple curiosity, of a set of 64 film reels which belonged to an unknown person, living in a borderland region of East Germany. The author’s fascination with the aesthetic aspects of images captured on old film and the sentimental journey back to a time of communist scenes led him to convert and reuse these original materials. Thus they became a reflection on the theme of how we register memories and a private investigation into individual identities, in this case of the person who left behind traces of themselves imprinted upon those celluloid reels.
The project has been presented at prestigious festivals around Europe (including the Dublin Theatre Festival, the Noorderzorn in Groningen and the Bastard in Trondheim) and many theatrical venues in Belgium and Germany. It will be staged at Konfrontacje for the second time – this time as part of the latest wave of new Polish theatre.
Wiesława Turkowska, Martyna Głowacka, Janek Turkowski
Roger Anklam, Przemek Radar Olszewski
Jeannette Boettcher, Marcin Piątkowski, Andrzej Wojtasik