Kollektivsalon part 2: Anschlussfähig

Kollektivsalon part 2: Anschlussfähig
October 20, 2020, 8 p.m.
Casino on Schwarzenbergplatz, Vienna (Burgtheater)
Tickets: € 15, – / reduced € 10, –
Advance booking is strongly recommended!
Under the title Kollektivsalon, the group of authors HYDRA invites you to the casino to present literature as a disruptive maneuver against indifference on historically significant dates.
Originally planned for March 12th, the day of the so-called “Anschluss” of Austria to Nazi Germany, it is about connections and exclusions. The three authors Maxi Obexer, Jaroslav Rudiš and Małgorzata Sikorska Miszczuk from “Fabulamundi. Playwriting Europe ”, the network for the promotion of contemporary European drama.
In the collective salon, the texts written for the occasion are presented by members of the Burgtheater’s ensemble. After the staged readings there is an opportunity to talk to some of the playwrights.
“Auf den Spuren der Kuh” by Maxi Obexer
By January 31, 1939, the people of South Tyrol were to decide whether they wanted to join the “fatherland” or stay with Italy; the majority were in favor of “home in the empire”. Men who voted for their wives and children were eligible to vote. One group, however, was overlooked: the adult and unmarried young women had no vote, but they still had a choice; they stayed and went their own way. An episode that even today has not yet caught the eye of any historian – or seemed worth mentioning.
Scenic set-up: Mechthild Harnischmacher
Dramaturgy: Tobias Herzberg
With: Hanna Hilsdorf, Marie-Luise Stockinger, Andrea Wenzl
„Richtung Reichenberg” by Jaroslav Rudiš
Wenzel Winterberg is 99 years old. He is sitting with his companion, Jan Kraus, on the train to Reichenberg / Liberec and remembers March 12, 1938 in this industrial city in northern Bohemia, which always wanted to be a little like Vienna.
Scenic set-up: Tobias Jagdhuhn
Dramaturgy: Bernhard Studlar
With: Daniel Jesch
“Top Ten Dreams” by Małgorzata Sikorska Miszczuk
(Translation: Agnieszka Sikorska)
A Polish author who is working on her theater project in London visits the Freud Museum and recalls that Freud emigrated from Austria in 1938 after Austria was “annexed” to Germany. She looks at his collection and buys a deck of cards with the ten most common dreams in the museum shop. Inspired by the cards, she invents three grotesque stories that tell of historical confusions and human urges with a lot of black humor.
Scenic set-up: Marlene Karla Traun
Dramaturgy: Rita Czapka
With: Andrea Wenzl, Felix Kammerer, Tim Werths
Curator: Bernhard Studlar
Moderation: Tobias Herzberg (Burgtheater), Gerhild Steinbuch (Hydra), Bernhard Studlar (Wiener Wortstaetten)
Illustration: Artur Bodenstein