A Live Film
This is the front door to where you live, isn’t it? And this is your key? Is anybody home? Ok, I’m going in… This is your room, your own private room, right? And this big double bed. It’s yours, right? All just for you. Ok, I‘m exhausted. I’m going to lay down and I’m going to fall asleep. And when I wake up, I will be safe and sound. But first of all, tell me… What do I dream of?
Gob Squad return to the Volksbühne in a new live interactive film in which empathy and the idea of sharing the experience of others is taken to the extreme. Each night a new guest is invited to watch a film, set in their own private apartment. Boundaries of privacy and property are constantly being negotiated, beds are slept in and bodies are taken over. Where do you start, and where do I stop? Is this a nightmare or a dream to come true?
Meanwhile on the streets we see another body on a mysterious fairytale-like quest. What is home outside of four walls? Where do we find the opening in the membrane of the private, to make connections rather than draw divisions? Where can we come together? In the theatre? In a stranger’s house? In my body? Our minds? On the streets? Is anybody home?
Is Anybody Home? is a production by Gob Squad and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz.
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Kuenste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR.
Gob Squad is regularly funded by the state of Berlin (2020 – 2023), Chancellery of the Berlin Senate for Culture and Europe.
Concept and Direction: Gob Squad
Development and performance (in changing cast): Mira Partecke, Sean Patten, Sharon Smith, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will
Guests Berlin (in changing cast one of the following): Vandross Diogo Valeria Alage, Josefin Fischer, Arda Görkem, Rojin Haddad, Milan Herms, Janoushka Kamin, Zarah Kofler, Lilith Krause, Fabio Mazzocchi, Anthony Römer, Salma Saleheldin, Jana Josina Saretzki, Akira Schroth, Yu Sun, Sonja Weißer
Sound Design: Catalina Fernandez, Isabel Gonzalez Toro
Video Design: Miles Chalcraft
Lighting Design: Frank Novak
Set Design: Nina von Mechow, Gob Squad
Costume Design: Sarah Thom, Ingken Benesch, Frank Salewski
Dramaturgy: Johanna Höhmann, Christina Runge
Production Management: Christina Runge
Production Assistant: Anna Zrenner
Dramaturgy Assistant: Leonie Jenning
Set Design Assistant: Konrad Walkow
Intern: Zhuoer Chen
Gob Squad Management and PR: Eva Steffgen
Funding/Strategy Manager: Eva Hartmann
Financial Management: Caroline Gentz
Tour Management: Caroline Gentz, Grischa Schwiegk
UK Producer: Ayla Suveren
Thank you to Vanessa Unzalu Troya, Daniel Hromyko, Fernanda Farah, Oska Melina Borcherding, Mariana Senne and all mums and flatmates
World premiere: 15th December 2022, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
“Is Anybody Home?” is a production of Gob Squad and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz
Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.
Gob Squad Arts Collective receives funding within the framework of the concept funding period 2020 – 2023 of the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe