A Junges DT Production
Some 42.5 million of the world’s people were forcibly displaced at the end of 2011. Wars, natural disasters, environmental devastation, poverty, or persecution due to their ethnicity, religion or sexuality had led them to flee from their homes. Many hope to return someday. But what happens when the place they called home has become uninhabitable?
This could apply to a Japanese family who came to Germany after the Tōhoku tsunami and ensuing Fukushima nuclear disaster. Or to a refugee from the civil war in the former Yugoslavia. Or to villagers whose homes were bulldozed to clear the way for open-pit mining. Does the gentrification of Berlin’s Prenzlauer Berg district mean that it’s also become ‘uninhabitable’ to all but high income earners? Where have the underage refugees residing at the ALREJU children’s home, located outside the German capital, fled from?
In the Junges DT project 'Berlin: Place of Refuge', young people work with director Tobias Rausch to explore the lives of refugees, tell their stories and discover what it means to lose one’s home.
Commissioned by the Frankfurter Positionen Festival for New Works of Art
An initiative of the BHF-Bank Foundation
Costumes Jelka Plate
Music Matthias Herrmann
Research Katja von der Ropp, Katharina Wessel, Natali Seelig
World Premiere January 9, 2013
Ingraban von StolzmannSpiel
Leonie AdamRecherche und Spiel
Judith EhrhardtRecherche und Spiel
Tatjana KranzRecherche und Spiel
Robert WillRecherche und Spiel
Anna Maria WuenstRecherche und Spiel
Ruby Commey, Alexander Finger, Caroline Hellwig, Mehmet Kücük, Franz Schönberger, Maike Knirsch, Ingraban von Stolzmann, Antonia Lind, Finja-Marie Wilke
Kristina Fricke, Thao Tran
Leonie Adam, Judith Ehrhardt, Tatjana Kranz, Robert Will, Anna Maria Wuenst