A coproduction with Ballhaus Ost Berlin, Kosmos Theater Vienna and the Münchner Kammerspiele
The solo long-durational performance, NAME HER. In Search of Women+, undertakes an archeological expedition to discover female narratives and reimagine, through the female lens, overlooked points of view from fictional characters to artists, scientists, mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, martyrs, cooks, soccer players, architects, bandits, paleontologists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, socialists, activists, authors, warriors, rulers, astronauts, and super heroes. Excavating these women, NAME HER lists thousands of names in alphabetical order from world history, recounts anecdotes and fates, and samples videos, music, and dance.
The performance tackles the lack of women’s representation throughout history and plunges into the depths of the gender discourse around naming, its power, and its stigmas.
Duration: 7,5 h
Performance & text: Anne Tismer | Idea, concept, text & staging: Marie Schleef | Set & costume design: Jule Saworski | Dramaturgy & text: Laura Andreß | Communication & network: Wiebke Jahns | Stage manager & production assistent : Ruben Müller | Production assistent: Michiko Günther | Lighting design: Fabian Eichner | Grafic design (print & social media): Tania Schleef
Research & design: Jule Saworski
Video operator & sound design: Ruben Müller
Surtitles: Laura Andreß, Marie Schleef
The piece was funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the district of Pankow (Berlin), office of further education, arts and culture – funding for arts and culture