Every year, a group of young people from LesArt and the Junge DT prepare a staged reading of a current youth novel during the summer vacations and perform it in the Box. HOW TO LOSE A ROOM CAPSULE by Alison McGhee is nominated for the German Youth Literature Award and the Youth Jury Award 2022.
"Shouldn't I have felt something? Some tremor of the universe? Shouldn't I have known?"
Sixteen-year-old Will is a walker. Night after night, he walks through Los Angeles, running the day out of his mind. Experiences are stuck in his head that are difficult to process - constantly his thoughts and memories begin to spin, constantly he encounters others who are alone with themselves. Will's present and past fan out in 100 short miniatures. Flashbacks and associations create a novel about dealing with traumatic experiences and being there for each other.
A cooperation project of LesArt and Junges DT.
We thank dtv Verlagsgesellschaft for their kind support.
With: Jule Cichon, Paula Fregin, Julia Gerevich, Valeria Golderer, Ava Gottschalk, Paul Hamm, Liv Heyden, Sinah Lindloff, Julian Schweinbenz, Carlota Toro Yassine, Sofia Toro Yassine
14 September 2022