One-woman show celebrity glamour admiration vs. condemnation

Mi. 22.10.2014   19:30->English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Kreuzberg

Performance and Discussion in English: 'Celebrity Bound'

What are the forces behind celebrity? What drives the cultural phenomenon to simultaneously build and destroy the “Beautiful People”? How does celebrity negotiate the tension between access and excess? Those question will be dealt with thanks to a one-woman show, and can be discussed with writer-performer Catherine Duquette after the show.

1 "I've always been a celebrity. It's just that no one knows it yet."2 Daniel Brunet, Produzierende künstlerischer Leiter, English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
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Who's never dreamed of being famous? Before the performance begins, Daniel Brunet, Producing Artistic Director of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, will share with you his insights about the work. After the show, writer-performer Catherine Duquette is happy to share with the audience how she came to develop a one-woman show about celebrity and to discuss the audience's reactions in a post-performance discussion moderated by Daniel Brunet.

NEW! You can now reserve tickets including free admission to the introductions/post-performance discussions directly through Theaterscoutings! (up to 1 day before the performance)Just send an email with the subject "CELEBRITY" and the desired number of tickets to anmeldung(at)theaterscoutings.de. You are also certainly welcome to simply come by on the day of the performance, but we are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available and/or that the introduction will take place.

Schedule:
7:30 pm - Meeting in the foyer, introduction with Daniel Brunet

8:00 pm – Performance
After the show - Post-Performance Discussion 

Karten-Telefon: 030/ 69 11 21 1
Karten per E-Mail: tickets(at)etberlin.de

wann: Mi. 22.10.2014   19:30

wo: English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center
Fidicinstrasse 40, Kreuzberg, 10965 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the Venue:

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is the German capital’s only producing and presenting organization in the Hauptstadt expressly dedicated to English, the 21st century lingua franca, as the working language. Our year-round programming comprises the Producing Series – Made in Berlin, the Presenting Series, as well as our Performing Series and Pedagogy Series. We are a proud member of Berlin’s freie Szene, the independent performing arts community, and are currently developing platforms to share our work within Germany and abroad. We consciously use theater and performance as living, discursive forms to bring artists and audiences into conversation with each other about our shared city and the greater world we live in.

www.etberlin.de  

About the show:

Celebrity Bound

In her one-woman show Celebrity Bound, writer-director Catherine Duquette grapples with the polarities of celebrity and commonness, investigating her own relationship to fame and the personas that influence it. We admire celebrities for daring us to believe that anyone can achieve success, fame and fortune, yet we condemn them for seemingly having it all and for leading glamorous lifestyles that are well beyond our reach. What are the forces behind celebrity? What drives the cultural phenomenon to simultaneously build and destroy the “Beautiful People”? How does celebrity negotiate the tension between access and excess? Through movement, language, video, scripted and improvised material, as well as audience interaction, Catherine moves fluidly between celebrity and fan, fantasy and reality, confronting her own desire for and repulsion towards becoming celebrity.

About the performer:

Catherine Duquette

In a time dominated by social media, rapid data consumption and curated identities, Berlin-based performer and writer Catherine Duquette strives for closeness and connection. She specializes in audience-performer relationships, movement and improvisational scores. Her performances exact moments of heightened awareness and honesty on stage in an effort to dissolve the barriers that shape how we perceive and (dis)connect with the world around us. Catherine studied theater at Arizona State University and the British American Drama Academy in Oxford, England. She earned her master’s degree in Performance Studies from New York University prior to relocating to Germany. Despite frequent moves, Catherine calls the Sonoran Desert of Arizona home.

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