In what way can or should one recite Heiner Müller's texts? How do time, space and one's voice interact when speaking his texts aloud? The Theatre Institute of Giessen in cooperation with the Université de Paris X, the International Heiner Müller Society and the Hessian Theatre Academy of Frankfurt organized a three-day symposium on issues concerning language and voice in Heiner Müller's works. The symposium, curated by Laurent Chetouané (Münchner Kammerspiele), aimed to encourage actors, directors, students and young artists to investigate how to work with Heiner Müller's texts in a series of performances and lectures. Guest performances and visually and theatrically staged experiments addressed the radical nature of Heiner Müller's pieces in contemporary theatre.
Artistic director: Heiner Goebbels
Participants / artists: Laurent Chetouané, Jean Jourdheuil (FR), Rainer Nägele (US), Heiner Goebbels, Josef Bierbichler, Anton Bierl (CH), Hans-Thies Lehmann, Tatsuki Hayashi (JP), Ulrike Hass, Günther Heeg, Krassimira Kruschkova (BG), Helmut Schäfer and others
Venue and schedule:
Justus-Liebig-Universität, Giessen: 26 - 29 June 2008