Nele Stuhler’s new play is a journey to the dawning of the world. There, at the origin of all life, is Gaia. She is the creator of the world. But she also creates all other things too: the heavens, the moon, the air, chaos, the sun, love, the universe and time. It’s exhausting. And sometimes, complicated. After all, it’s the first time she has done all this. And, after the hundred and first mountain range, it’s a little monotonous. This only changes when Gaia creates the phallus. Which is more a mishap than an intention. Urana becomes Uranos; creation is divided into bedfellows and child-bearers. And the course of the world changes.
Nele Stuhler has explored the myth of Gaia several times in the context of the Autorentheatertage
. Two of her Gaia texts have been presented as readings at the last two festivals. The premiere of Gaia googelt nicht
(Gaia Does Not Google
) is a continuation of this collaboration. This play presents itself as a comedy consisting of nonsense questions that are nevertheless urgent and point the way from ancient myths to the present day. Why is the world built the way it is? Where did the crisis begin and where does it end?