Writing Workshop + Puppet/Object Theater Obsession loneliness the modern way of living Festival

Fr. 16.06.2017   15:30->TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG , Kreuzberg

PAF Special: Writing workshop with international notice following 'Clown’s Houses'

One building, five apartments, six characters. They live their conventional lives in a dark, claustrophobic setting, with their fears, obsessions and loneliness. Merlin Puppet Theatre are dramatising the modern way of living in its current form. Join the INTERNATIONAL NOTICE team to flex your writing muscles!

1 „Blind are those houses, paper-thin Old shadows hid therein, With sly and crazy movements creep Like marionettes, and weep…“ Edith Sitwell „Clowns’ Houses“ 1918. Foto © DIMITRIS POUPALOS2 Swetlana Gorich, Theaterscout3 Nathalie Frank, Modulleitung Theaterscoutings

INTERNATIONAL NOTICE is an artist-led project creating innovative writing around performances made on the Berlin Free Scene. In this practical and dynamic workshop, you will experiment with simple shared writing exercises to help you discover tools of self expression: How can I begin writing? How can I discover my style or fashion my perspective? How can I take my writing beyond the expected? Your writing will be compiled into an instant mini-publication in response to the performance. The workshop will be led in English but you are encouraged to write in the language of your choice. All necessary equipment will be provided. Writers of all abilities and experiences are welcome - there is something in the workshop for everyone.

The show is part of the Performing Arts Festival.
You can find information about the tickets (5/9€) on the festival's website. 
The participation to the writing workshop is free. The number of participants is limited, please register for the writing workshop until Tuesday 13. June under reservierung(at)theaterscoutings-berlin.de


3:30 pm – Performance 
After the show - writing workshop with international notice

Questions? The people with pink Theater Scoutings badges are here to help you.

Karten per E-Mail: info(at)tatwerk-berlin.de

wann: Fr. 16.06.2017   15:30

Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof - 2. Hinterhof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG, Kreuzberg , 10967 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue


TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG is a production center and studio for the performing arts in Berlin. The artistic research focus in physical theater, dance and performance with a particular attention to interdisciplinary projects. TATWERK is a crossing point for artists who chose the body as material and the research as a tool for their work. Our work consists in offering an artistic exchange platform for ideas, artistic practices and projects.


About the performance

Clown’s Houses

… a puppet theory for the human nothing

Merlin are dramatizing and demonizing their obsessions until they finally punish and liberate them in the most violent manner. They do not attempt to do existential analysis through their work. They are dramatising the modern way of living in its current form. Tragedy and Comedy. Through the dark rooms of ‘Clowns' Houses’ the loneliness of the modern man is displayed; prison-like houses, people trapped into their routines and habits, distant from their dreams.


About the artist

Merlin Puppet Theatre – Dimitris Stamou & Demy Papada

Merlin Puppet Theatre was founded in 1995 in Athens, Greece. They’ve run hundreds of performances , including workshops on puppet creation and play. They’ve participated in festivals, exhibitions, conferences and educational seminars. They’ve co-operated with a number of performing artists such The Tiger Lillies, Dirty Granny Tales and Opera Chaotique. They are members of the Greek Puppet Center of UNIMA. Merlin Puppet Theatre lives and works in Berlin.


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