Photo: Jean Counet

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Licht

The stories of Yazidi women
Direction: Tea Tupajić

 Schauspielhaus
 Opening night: 23.2.2023
 German with English simultaneous translation
 Trigger warning: traumatic content
 Schauspielhaus
 Opening night: 23.2.2023
 German with English simultaneous translation
 Trigger warning: traumatic content

‘What is it inside of you that could kill you?’

In our times, there are few horrors unheard of and unimaginable. The crimes ISIS committed against the Yazidi women in North Iraq are among them. Certain demons you slaughter from within. In “Licht”, director Tea Tupajić invites the Yazidi women to descend into themselves to try just that.
After a yearlong journey of preparation, the women come on stage to tell the story of what happened, exactly how they remember it. They bleed it out then and never again, part by part, until they can’t anymore. They do so, so that all that happened was not for nothing. With faith in theatre, they leave it with the audience.

Every night one part of the story will be told. LICHT lasts until the whole story is told.

For the stage, Tea Tupajić invited all the colleagues of Münchner Kammerspiele to together create a proscenium curtain. On the curtain, they embroidered by hand the stellar constellation of the sky in the night of the premiere. In each star, one person embroidered an image of that what is inside of them, that could have killed them.

“Licht I”, “Licht II” and “Licht III“ will be presented at the Münchner Kammerspiele.

A few other parts will be presented internationally, in theatres and festivals led by female artistic directors only.

The performance starts at 19 o’clock. It lasts several hours. The end is dependent on the decision of the performers.

A production of the Münchner Kammerspiele in co-production with the Kaaitheater Brussels, the FFT Düsseldorf and the Lucerne Theatre.
In the frame of “Female Peace Palace“, a joint project by Münchner Kammerspiele and Monacensia im Hildebrandhaus. Funded by the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation). Funded by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media).
  • With: Fünf Erzählerinnen
  • Directed by: Tea Tupajić
  • Dramaturgy and artistic administration: Katrina Mäntele
  • Stage and costumes: Hannah von Eiff, Lisa Chiara Köhler
  • Music: Roel Meelkop
  • Light: Charlotte Marr
  • Dramaturgical advise: Olivia Ebert, Mehdi Moradpour
  • Live interpretation: Tea Tupajić
  • Assistant director: Dîlan Z. Çapan
  • Costume assistance: Heloá Pizzi Mauro
  • Stage manager: Stefanie Rendtorff
  • Therapeutic and creative advisor: Rik Vermeulen
  • Reference person storytellers: Leyla Ferman
  • Artistic Administration: Constantin Weidenbach
  • Technical Management: Carolin Husemann, Julia Schröder
Theatre Thursday on 23.2.

Performance visit for young adults followed by a get-together, conversation and drinks at the Habibi Kiosk. Register now and secure 2 tickets for €10 at: mitmachen@kammerspiele.de.

Dates & Tickets
Thu 23.2. 19:00
Premiere Theatre Thursday Only few performances
Sat 25.2. 19:00
Only few performances
Licht
  • Schauspielhaus
  • Opening night: 23.2.2023
  • German with English simultaneous translation
  • Trigger warning: traumatic content