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Art of Ageing
Next theatre premiere in Zagreb
Issue No. 6
Iím afraid we know each other now /Bojim se da se sada poznajemo
Premiere in Zagreb on January 16 2015

Written by Ivor Martinic, directed by Dominique Schnizer (Croatian version)
Coproduced by  Gavella City Drama Theatre, Zagreb, Croatia & Theater und Orchester Heidelberg, Germany

Ivana leaves Filip. The relationship has failed because of Filip’s inability to fulfil Ivana’s wish for a common history. He is neither able to remember crucial events like Ivana’s first declaration of love nor is he willing to restore or continue the memories. Even at the moment of separation he refuses to show an appropriate reaction to Ivana’s wish to end the relationship. This, she cannot accept and returns to him again and again, to demand an adequate ending. A subtle play about the need to locate oneself in history.

With a research and work phase both in Zagreb and in Heidelberg, Ivor Martinic and Miriam Horwitz explored through investigative work the attempt of understanding memory as a part of our lives, framed by the present, the use and the abuse of it. The play, as a result of the documentation of their mutual research has been first staged in Germany with the artistic team of the Theater und Orchester Heidelberg and will now premiere in Zagreb with a new version in Croatian directed by Dominique Schnizer, involving artists from the Gavella City Drama Theatre. 

Additional dates
17 January 2015, Guest performance "Ich befürchte, jetzt kennen wir uns" in Zagreb (German version directed by Miriam Horwitz, produced by the Theater & Orchester Heidelberg)
19 January 2015, Gavella City Drama Theatre, Zagreb
24 January 2015, Gavella City Drama Theatre, Zagreb
28 February 2015, Guest performance "Bojim se da se sada poznajemo" at the Theater & Orchester Heidelberg, Germany
01 March 2015, "Ich befürchte, jetzt kennen wir uns", Theater & Orchester Heidelberg, Germany

Click here for more info on the production
Still playing!

Fen Fires / Land der ersten Dinge / Bludičky

Written by Nino Haratischwili and directed by Brit Bartkowiak 

18 January 2015, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany
9 & 10 February 2015, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany
28 February 2015, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany
1 March 2015, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Germany
7 & 8 March 2015, Slovak National Theatre Bratislava, Slovakia

The Clock is ticking / Die Uhr tickt / Pe ceas

by Peca Stefan, directed by Malte C. Lachmann

22 & 23 January 2015, Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany

14 February 2015, last performance at the Staatstheater Karlsruhe, Germany

Strawberry Orphans / Erdbeerwaisen / Căpşunile şi Orfanii

by werkgruppe 2
21 & 22 April 2015, Staatstheater Braunschweig, Germany

To check all the performance schedules, please follow the link

The Art of Ageing readings
Staatstheater Karlsruhe
The Staatstheater Karlsruhe organizes in 2015 readings of the plays written for the project "The Art of Ageing".

"Ich befürchte, jetzt kennen wir uns", written by Ivor Martinic
January 21 2015

Director: Michael Letmathe
Stage: Students from the Academy of Arts Baden-Württemberg
Dramaturgie: Jens Peters

Tickets & Info here

Save the dates!
The Art of Ageing 1st European Theatre and Science Festival
April 16-19 2015, Teatrul National Timisoara, Romania
The festival will present the 5 theatre co-productions realized during the Art of Ageing project and position them in a broader scientific context offering working sessions, panels, public talks and a symposium that provide the opportunity to pool artists, audiences, political and economic stake holders with researchers from the philosophical, sociological, economic and political field, to meet and exchange for the first time in a multidisciplinary context on the impact of ageing populations on our societies, especially on the young European generation.

Stay tuned! More information to come next month here!
New articles on the blog
Opening night in Heidelberg : click here
Opening night in Berlin: click here
Finding ways to communicate - questionning the role of theatre : click here

For further information please contact the ETC office

Elsa Varenne (Project Coordinator)

Heidi Wiley (General Secretary of the European Theatre Convention)

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