Kammer 2

HEARING

Amir Reza Koohestani / Mehr Theatre Group, in Farsi with German surtitles

Performance

Rumour has it that a man has stayed in a room at the Tehran female students’ residence on New Year’s Eve. There are no eye-witnesses to the scandalous incident. There is only an anonymous report to the head of the residence, which relies solely on what was heard. The incident results in investigations, narratives unfold that go far beyond the frame of events and that take shape as tales of an entire generation. After “Der Fall Meursault” by Kamel Daoud, Amir Reza Koohestani presents a guest performance of his acclaimed production “Anhörung”, showcasing once again his skills as a writer, his feeling for atmospheric density and a virtuoso, highly reflective use of video technology.

With Mona Ahmadi, Ainaz Azarhoush, Elham Korda, Mahin Sadri Set Amir Reza Koohestani Video Ali Shirkhodaei Music Ankido Darash and Kasraa Paashaaie Lighting Saba Kasmaei Costumes Negar Nemati Production manager Mohammad Reza Hosseinzadeh and Pierre Reis Company and Tour Manager Pierre Reis Production Mehr Theatre Group Co-production La Bâtie - Festival de Genève, Mousonturm Frankfurt a.M., BOZAR - Centre for Fine Arts Brussels.

“Hearing” was developed during a residency at the Schloss Solitude (10/2014-03/2015) in Stuttgart.