Peer Gynt

funded by the Zero Fund

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Project description

With its upcoming production of “Peer Gynt” in 2024, the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus will present an exemplary climate-neutral piece which promises to conjure the world of Ibsen’s play particularly by means of atmospheric acoustics.

Based on Henrik Ibsen’s drama, the protagonist Peer Gynt is depicted as the antihero and outsider who goes out into the world in search of himself. However, it is not always clear where reality ends and his imagination begins. He tries on various roles for size during his travels and eventually runs the risk of losing himself completely. The production portrays Peer’s magical world in a minimalistic way. Instead of extravagant backdrops, the scenes of the plot are conveyed mainly by the performance of the ensemble with a strong focus on acoustics which brings the landscapes and fantasy worlds to life in a playful way.

Using existing structural, technical and personnel resources of the Düsseldorf Schauspielhaus, the artistic team and ensemble will collaborate with all the departments to create an exemplary, climate-neutral production for the large stage. A particular challenge lies in creating, storing and transporting the set. To address this problem, the team will not only integrate existing materials, but also develop standardised, reusable construction modules for the set design. In this way, the piece can be subsequently added to the theatre’s repertory and staged on a regular basis.


Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus

Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz 1
40211 Düsseldorf (external link, opens in a new window)