What is a network? How does it develop and how does it change? How do constantly changing interrelationships influence our interaction and interpersonal communication? What opportunities and what dependencies do networking entail? How are new connections made and where is distance maintained? In WASN’T ME networking structures are explored and made experiential. Starting from the individual, a complex multidimensional network develops in which the audience is also part of the whole and bears responsibility. The analog space stage piece encourages to question our global behavior including with materials* and plays with our receptive habits.
* The scenery made of plastic bags is dealt with in a sustainable way. After they are worn out, they are made into individual, reusable carrier bags and can be purchased by the audience for a donation. Let’s stay interconnected.
Artistic direction, creation & concept LOTTE MUELLER | Performance & co-creation CAMILLE JUDIC, JOSÉPHINE AUFFRAY, DARIAN KOSZINSKI | Dramaturgical advice ALINA TAMMARO, GEORG PELZER | Costume & prop advice ELISABETH FRITSCH | Documentation video & trailer GEORG PELZER | Administration JOSEPHA VOGEL
A production by Lotte Mueller. In coproduction with LOFFT – DAS THEATER. Funded by the City of Leipzig, Cultural Office and the Cultural Foundation of the Free State of Saxony. This measure is co-financed by tax revenues on the basis of the budget adopted by the Saxon State Parliament.
Supported by Composé Festival /Circus Momolo and Schwungfabrik Weimar /Kinder- und Jugendzirkus Tasifan. Thanks to Lysann Herms, Miriam Arbach, Clara Sjölin, Melanie Albrecht.
“WASN’T ME. The title makes me think of trying to get away with something you’ve done. Or trying to escape from responsibilities. When I sat on a bag (in the show) I felt that a responsibility was put on me – the performers‘ safety. I suddenly was part of „their thing“, if I moved or not moved or whatever I did, affected them. If I would’ve let loose, I could’ve been the cause for something. Something much bigger than what a little movement from my side in itself is.”