BY KATJA BRUNNER, DIRECTOR: MARTA GÓRNICKA
“THE VOICES COME TO THE LIGHT FROM
AN UNSPEAKABLE PLACE – DRAGGED OUT,
KICKED OUT, sometimes PRAYED OUT.” This is how
the young playwright Katja Brunner, whose plays have already
been premiered at many theatres, starts her new stage
drama „Die Hand ist ein einsamer Jäger“. Brunner’s associative
text finds words for what is supposedly beyond description.
In blocks of text, a female voice full of vehemence
is raised: it addresses everyone, questioning and insulting itself,
appraising and settling scores. Brunner turns language
into music and sound.
Director Marta Górnicka, in her first work at the Kammerspiele, stages this play with a choral formation of actresses. Language becomes sound too, and the spoken word is drawn out, said angrily or spoken so tentatively that it becomes expressible. Górnicka has attracted attention to her work with her ambitious feminist theatre project “Choir Kobiet” in Poland. In it she assembled a large women’s choir of lay performers and actresses, who ultimately made appearances at many European and international festivals.