Caroline Creutzburg, born in Berlin and raised at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, Germany, initiates her own theatre projects such as the duo with object “Eine Pistole, ein Tanz, etwas aus Holz, das was kann” (A pistol, a dance, something made of wood that can do something) (in collaboration with S. Reble 2010), the distortion of the figure of the showmaster in “Seid gastfreundlich gegeneinander ohne Murren” (2013), the ensemble live radio show “B Open” (2014/15), the inventory of the self “Nerve Collection” (2016) and the terrestrial surface spectacle “WHAT ON EARTH” (2018). Her works pursue a persistent interest in simultaneously strong and open formal frameworks. Questions of the allegedly banal, of implicit forms of addressing and of the values of entertainment permeate her work.
Why are you looking at me now?
Why are you looking at me again?
What if I pulled my teeth?
Cut my hair underneath my chin?
(Grimes feat. Janelle Monáe)
What if biomass and subjectivity were differently distributed between nature and humankind? – Or put differently: What if nature herself wore drag? Temporary humanoid figures enter the hall. They conjure up divas and stones and let them converge in their bodies as versions of a shared identity. They surrender themselves to the relationship of these imaginary subjectivities and instigate an interplay between emergence and disappearance, between alignment and non-alignment.
A production by Caroline Creutzburg in co-production with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt and Fleetstreet Theater Hamburg. Supported by the Jürgen Ponto Foundation for the Promotion of Young Artists, the Kulturamt Frankfurt am Main, the Frauenreferat der Stadt Frankfurt, the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the Hessische Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst.
“Woman with Stones” premiered on 22 March 2019 at Mousonturm, Frankfurt.