Co-production by the Schauspielkollektiv – Neues Schauspiel Lüneburg and CCA Dakh/Gogolfest
DURATION: 1h 15min This will be followed by an audience discussion. In Ukrainian and German with German/Ukrainians subtitles
14 April 2023
Theater an der Ilmenau (Greyerstr. 3, 29525 Uelzen)
Free ticket contingent for refugees from Ukraine.
is a performance about the tragedy of mothers whose children are on the front line. The storyline of the performance revolves around a woman's memories of love, birth, childhood, and the anticipation of what may not happen because of the War. The story combines three time dimensions: past, present, and the possible happy future. However, there is another side of reality and a key question: "What if he never comes back?".
"MOTHERHEART: children keep all our tears"
Realising the cyclical nature of events and life, the woman is almost ready to accept her reality but allows herself to live in a moment of hope for the last time and shares it with the audience. The performance immerses us in the state of a person living in a world of uncertainty and helplessness, but who can also find strength in the shared experience of grief.
"MOTHERHEART: children keep all our tears"
The performance is based on personal texts written by Ukrainian mothers to their sons during Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, including letters from women in a bomb shelter in Mariupol and a woman from Lviv whose two sons died on the front line. These texts are supplemented by dramatic texts.
Role: Actress director theatre pedagogue dramaturg executive director Her work has taken her to the Staatstheater Mainz, the Burgfestspiele Jagsthausen and the Lüneburg Theatre. Since 2005 she has directed the Schauspielkollektiv- Neues Schauspiel Lüneburg together with Thomas Flocken and has taken over the management. She works for the Schauspielkollektiv as a director and theatre teacher and can also be seen on stage in several productions.
Role: Actor director theatre pedagogue Has been active in the theatre since his early youth. After completing his acting training at the Margot Höpfner School in Hamburg, he worked at various theatres throughout Germany, including the Westdeutsches Tourneetheater Remscheid, the Nordhessisches Landestheater Marburg, the Ernst Deutsch Theatre in Hamburg, the Lüneburg Theatre (permanent ensemble member for many years) and the Burgfestspiele Jagsthausen. Since 2001 he has also worked as a director. In 2005 he founded the Schauspielkollektiv together with Julia v. Thoen, which he co-directs with her.
Tetiana Troitska, 48 y.o
Role: performer on stage Actress of DAKH theatre (Kyiv, Ukraine), theatrical coach, and film director. More than 35 roles in performances in Ukraine and abroad. Famous works: “Danse Macabre”, an actress, (2022) by Vlad Troitskyi “Ukrainian Decameron”, an actress, (2021) by Vlad Troitskyi “Time of Troubles”, an actress, (2019) by Vlad Troitskyi “IYOV", an actress, (2015) by Vlad Troitskyi “DogHouse. View from above. View from below”, an actress, (2014) by Vlad Troitskyi
Mariana Golovko, 40 y.o
Role: performer/vocal on stage Singer, actress, broadcaster, and vocal coach. The author of her own music project “SUOK”. Soloist in the contemporary Ukrainian formation “NOVA OPERA” and performs with contemporary Ukrainian composers on the academic stage. After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, she created a music project “DAS WORTSPIEL”.
Sofiia Melnyk, 34 y.o
Role: visual art/ animation live A Ukrainian illustrator and animator. A graduate of the Animationsinstitut at the Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg and has been working as a freelancer since then. She has illustrated several books and music album covers, worked as an animator, animation supervisor and designer on short movies, as well as animated feature films and documentaries for TV and cinema. She is working with theatre, creating live visualisation for plays and audio-visual performances.
Yana Shliabanska, 28 y.o
Role: composer/live electronic musician on stage A graduate of Pyotr Tchaikovsky National Music Academy of Ukraine (music composition). She worked as a composer at Platform of modern dance, Malyy theater, electroacoustic duet GUMA, and as a musician in the contemporary Ukrainian formation “NOVA OPERA”.
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Director: Vladyslav Troitskyi Actress: Tetiana Troitska Composer: Yana Shliabanska Vocal: Mariana Golovko Voices: Julia v. Thoen, Thoams Flocken, Ensemble Schauspielkollektiv Animation: Sofiia Melnyk Dramaturgy and production management: Julia v. Thoen, Thomas Flocken
Stage design: Igor Frank / Matthias Riske Artist of art objects: Daria Alyoshkina Video: Mariia Yakovenko Sound: Anton Ocheretianyi Light: Astkhik Hryhorian Curator: Andrii Palatnyi Project manager: Katherina Vasiliadis Coordinator: Viktoriia Fedoriv Web-design: Alina Danylova