Barcelona and Stuttgart are centres of the automobile industry. Corporations like Daimler and Seat are among the cities' most important employers. Both cities are closely connected through the numerous companies and branch offices of their suppliers - so much so that decisions in Stuttgart can directly affect the working conditions in Barcelona and vice versa. The crisis that has taken hold of the entire branch will have an impact on these cities and their inhabitants. The Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart and the Romea Theater, managed by Calixto Bieito, will send a team of writers and dramaturges to their partner city to listen to the life stories of car factory workers and employees on location and gather facts about car manufacturing in general. On the basis of this research, the writers will develop theatre texts that will be performed on stage in Stuttgart and Barcelona.
Theatres: Schauspiel Stuttgart / Staatstheater Stuttgart and Teatre Romea, Barcelona
Artists / participants: Calixto Bieito (E), Josep Galindo (E), Magda Puyo (E), Romon Simó (E), Marc Rosich (E), Pau Miró (E), Christian Holtzhauer, Annette Pullen, Soeren Voima, Kekke Schmidt, Hasko Weber, Joerg Bochow, Rebecca Ringst
March 2010 - September 2011
Schauspiel Stuttgart / Staatstheater Stuttgart
Oberer Schlossgarten 6