The purpose of the Goethe-Institut’s residency programs is to provide a “space for new perspectives,” wherein artists and cultural workers have the opportunity to live and work in another country and another culture for an extended period of time.
WASHINGTON, D.C. | Tonight, July 8, a young D.C. troupe will screen a film that documents that making of its new dance/theatre project Trust by the German writer/director Falk Richter. The courageous company force/collision has been in search of a dance vocabulary that suits Richter’s virulently comic attack on consumer capitalism. I saw an early work-in-progress performance of Trust on the last day of a June 13 to 16 workshop at Arena Stage. force/collision‘s Trust consists mostly of the original text of Falk Richter (b. 1969 in Hamburg), a rising contemporary German playwright/director and an associate dramatist with the Schaubühne in Berlin. He gave force/collision his blessing to gives his work what he calls “a new and original twist” that “places it into an American context.” The title of force/collision‘s version is called Trust me, perhaps a gesture to the fact that director/adapter John Moletress incorporates “additional source material” that, according to a prepared statement, “explores the effects of today’s high-tech Western global economy and of the culture of (American) consumerism’s on the human psyche and human relationships.” The film will be screened 6:30 pm Monday, 8 July 2013, at Goethe-Institut Washington, GoetheForum. It features English and German languages. Tickets are free, but reservations are strongly recommended. Call (202) …
WASHINGTON, D.C.: The Nathan Award-winning editor and critic Randy Gener will represent the U.S. media in the first-ever German and American Media Dialogue, organized by the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany in Washington, D.C. The Media Dialogue is part of a a series of D.C. events, taking place on the weekend of November 6 and 7, and is organized in cooperation with the Studio Theater and the Goethe-Institut. Devoted to contemporary theater, the event begins with the press premiere of The Golden Dragon by German playwright Roland Schimmelpfennig at the Studio Theater on Sunday, November 6. Schimmelpfennig will be in attendance. The Media Dialogue itself, which takes place at the Goethe-Institut of Washington, D.C., on Monday November 7 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., consists of a public discussion among German and American theater critics. The discussion will address current trends in contemporary theater in Germany and in the U.S. It will also launch a sustained dialogue among theater critics between the two countries. It will be taped and made available electronically over the Internet. It is planned to provide simultaneous translation for the event. The German critics who are confirmed to participate are Peter Kümmel, theater critic for the newspaper Die Zeit, and Peter Michalzik, journalist and …