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BIRDS OF A KIND

Photo: Ana Lukenda
by Wajdi Mouawad
historic consultation: Natalie Zemon Davis • translations by: Eli Bijaoui (Hebrew), Linda Gaboriau (English), Uli Menke (German), Jalal Altawil (Arabic)
Split Screen Stream
In Hebrew, Arabic, English and German with English subtitles
Digital
Duration:
approx. 2 h • 10 min
START:
20 FEB 2021
next dates & tickets
https://www.schauspiel.koeln Schauspiel Köln Schanzenstraße 6-20, 51063 Köln
Wed 26 May 18.00 - 8 Stunden abrufbar
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Wahida and Eitan meet for the first time in a reading room of a university library on the American east coast. The young bio geneticist with Jewish roots falls head over heels in love with the Arabic doctoral student from New York. The relationship is unacceptable for Eitan's religious father. But Eitan fights against the difficult legacy of his ancestors: “Our genes don't care about our existence. Your father's traumas are not written on your chromosomes.” On a research trip, Eitan is seriously injured in a bomb attack on the Israeli-Jordanian border. While he is in the hospital, Wahida tracks down his grandmother. Three generations from three continents come together at Eitan's bedside and the well-kept secret of the grandparents runs risk of being exposed. The Canadian-Lebanese author Wajdi Mouawad links the complex family relationships of cultural and genetic origins with the Mideast conflict. Between utopia and despair, he traces the wishes and fears of the characters who emigrated to the West. The modern version of ROMEO AND JULIET is told in Hebrew, Arabic, English and German.

After his award-winning work VERBRENNUNGEN (BURNS, original title INCENDIES), Stefan Bachmann is staging a play by Wajdi Mouawad for the second time.
For the digital format of BIRDS OF A KIND Bachmann works with the cameraman Andreas Deinert. He works as a live cameraman and video designer among others for Frank Castorf and now uses various split screens for BIRDS OF A KIND to sharpen the scenes while translating the subjective view of the audience in the auditorium into the digital.

direction: Stefan Bachmann
stage and costume: Jana Findeklee · Joki Tewes
COMPOSITION & MUSICAL ARRANGEMENT: Matti Gajek
lighting: Michael Gööck
dramaturgy: Lea Goebel
language training Hebrew: AVRAHAM APPLESTEIN · ALEXANDER SCHNEIDER
language training Arabic: EDMOUN BATTAL
language training English: Sabina Perry
cutting: TIMO RADDATZ, ANDREAS DEINERT
camera: NAZGOL EMAMI · NORA DANIELS · PAUL FATZ · CHRISTOPH ODENDAHL
sound: Joschka Tschirley
subtitles: Panthea