What would it be like if you could choose your own family? What freedoms would this bring? Who would take care of whom? One for all and all for one? Or something completely different?
A group of children and adults who do not know each other come together around a big table. Family is the topic of the day. The negotiation regarding the principles of this new community begins. A loudspeaker starts off by explaining the rules – but whether the group will follow these or take its own path first has to be decided.
At a location which is something in between a theater and a playground, politics and democratic processes can be tried out, the balances of power can be tipped and the relationship to the unknown elective family can be redesigned with gusto. This intergenerational and interactive performance by pulk fiction sets off with its participants on a search for the meaning of relatives, responsibility, dependency and the living together of children and adults with the goal of defining these together.
pulk fiktion is a performance group based in Cologne that was founded in 2007. A heterogeneous group, or Pulk, of young artists creates productions for children, young people and adults in various constellations. Their work frequently questions the extent to which media influences and shapes our lives, which also provides the group with its aesthetic approach. The group increasingly asks itself the question: what could a shared life with all generations (all nations and cultures) look like? And along with that: what could a contemporary theater for everyone be like?
Concept: pulk fiktion
Direction: Hannah Biedermann, Eva von Schweinitz
Live mechanics: Matthias Meyer,
Assistant & voice: Milena Wichert
Stage design: One Take Toni
Head of production: Zwei Eulen – Büro für Kulturkonzepte
With: Norman Grotegut, Manuela Neudegger