First reading of new work from Elfriede Jelinek
Director and associate artist Nicolas Stemann has a special bond with (play)writer and Nobel prize winner Elfriede Jelinek. In Sonne, he gets to work together with musicians and actors on a new text she wrote and will present the result afterwards.
Jelinek is known for ‘her musical flow of voices and counter-voices in novels and plays that with extraordinary linguistic zeal reveal the absurdity of society’s clichés and their subjugating power.’ With plenty of room for improvisation, Stemann and his actors put their own spin on it.
Jelinek’s new text Sonne views the world and human beings from the perspective of the sun. Humans find themselves in a tight spot between forest fires on one side and tsunamis on the other. Climate disasters that were caused by humans. Stemann: ‘Jelinek writes a text in which she views and mocks humans from the perspective of the sun. She describes things that we find hard to imagine, but it is important that we try anyway.’
On view is a foretaste of the world premiere of Jelinek’s new text, which will take place in December 2022 at Schauspielhaus Zurich.
This programme is part of the overarching programme Manifesto for the living in a time of extinction.
Fri June 17 9:30 PM
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language & duration
1 hour 30 minutes