Winter Journey

By Yael Ronen and Exil Ensemble

Direction Yael Ronen / Stage Design Magda Willi / Costume and Wardrobe Sophie du Vinage / Sound Yaniv Fridel / Video Benjamin Krieg / Video Ofer Shabi / Puppenspiel Ariel Doron / Zeichnungen Esra Rotthoff
Cast Ayham Majid Agha, Maryam Abu Khaled, Hussein Al Shatheli, Karim Daoud, Mazen Aljubbeh, Niels Bormann, Kenda Hmeidan

Ayham Majid Agha
Maryam Abu Khaled
Hussein Al Shatheli
Karim Daoud
Mazen Aljubbeh
Niels Bormann
Kenda Hmeidan
 
Direction Yael Ronen
Stage Design Magda Willi
Costume and Wardrobe Sophie du Vinage
Sound Yaniv Fridel
Video Benjamin Krieg
Video Ofer Shabi
Puppenspiel Ariel Doron
Zeichnungen Esra Rotthoff
Literary Manager Irina Szodruch
January 2017. The Exil Ensemble, newly established at the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, consists of professional actors and actresses from Afghanistan, Syria and Palestine who have recently moved to the German capital. The group embarks on a two-week, winter coach tour of Germany with a foray into Switzerland. What is Germany or Switzerland? Niels, a German colleague, decides to show them aspects of Germany and Switzerland which demonstrate that these countries are capable of – and are more than – Hitler, dirndls and the Alps. What is Ayham Majid Agha, Maryam Abu Khaled, Hussein Al Shatheli, Karim Daoud, Mazen Aljubbeh, Kenda Hmeidan and Yael Ronen’s view of these countries of exile? How do they perceive coexistence with the natives, with the experts who attempt to explain Germany and Switzerland to them, and with the coach-driver? What mutual attempts at rapprochement are there, and how do they gauge these relationships? Israeli director Yael Ronen has already directed a guest performance at the Pfauen – “Common Ground” in 2015.

Pfauen

  • Stadt Zurich
  • Swiss Re
  • Zürcher Kantonalbank
  • Migros