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Tender Talk No. 1:
Sibylle Berg & Dr. Ruth Westheimer

A Live-Talk online on Zoom

* Find the recording of the Tender Talk No.1 here *

Dr. Berg meets Dr. Sex: Our in-house friend and favourite author Sibylle Berg, who has steered us safely through the pandemic with sharp-tongued essays and comforting words, talks to Ruth Westheimer, better known as "Dr Ruth", in the first Tender Talk. The 92-year-old sociologist and sex therapist not only lives an extremely eventful life, but has also published at least 30 guidebooks on the subject of sex and has spent the last few years peeking into the beds of elderly people in particular. The German, who lives in New York, likes to say about herself: "I am 1.40 m of concentrated sex."

Living during the coronavirus pandemic, our bodies have become more vulnerable, our language more cautious, our approaches more tender. New encounters are rare - but that is exactly what we aim to try with the Tender Talks - conversations about closeness in times of distance. Every fortnight in February and March, the Schauspielhaus invites two individuals to engage in a dialogue on Zoom; where they get in touch with each other by speaking and thinking. Two guests meander their way through topics that move them - and perhaps touch something that also impacts us: how the way we deal with our bodies is changing in these times, how we experience intimacy differently, how tenderness could become a social motif and inspire a re-organisation of the political and private spheres through solidarity.

The conversation is held in German and translated into English.

With Sibylle Berg, Dr. Ruth Westheimer

Tender Talks: Every fortnight in February and March, the Schauspielhaus invites two individuals to engage in a dialogue on Zoom; where they get in touch with each other by speaking and thinking.

* Find the recording of the Tender Talk #1 here *

The talk will be held in German and translated into English and will last approximately 60 minutes. There will be an opportunity to ask questions afterwards. The talk is limited to 1,000 registrations.

Bits on Pieces
More texts and contexts related to our stagings in the theatre’s journal.
Tender Talk Nr. 4
Annie Sprinkle, Beth Stephens und
Mithu M. Sanyal

Wie fühlt es sich an, mit der Erde verheiratet zu sein? Annie Sprinkle und Beth Stephens wissen es: Die beiden Künstler*innen und Gründer*innen des Ecosex Movement haben Planet Earth vor ein paar Jahren das Ja-Wort gegeben und führen seitdem eine künstlerische Liebesbeziehung mit der Natur – queer-feministisch, post-humanistisch, ökologisch, verspielt und voller Humor. Im Tender Talk #4 trifft das Duo auf ihre langjährige Freundin und Denkerin in crime, die Kulturwissenschaftlerin, Journalistin und Autorin Mithu M. Sanyal, die gerade mit ihrem ersten Roman «Identitti» und einem furiosen Ritt durch europäische Identitätspolitiken mitten ins Herz der Zeit trifft. Wir veröffentlichen an dieser Stelle die Aufzeichnung des Tender Talks und stellen ihr einen Erfahrungsbericht von Talaya Schmid zur Seite.

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