Titus Andronicus 1
A Pile of Rubbish
14 killings, 9 of them on stage, 6 severed members, 1 rape (or 2 or 3, depending on how you count), 1live burial, 1 case of insanity and 1 of cannibalism – an average of 5.2 atrocities per act, or one for every 97 lines. Fourteen dead bodies, kung-fu, sword-fu, spear-fu, dagger-fu, arrow-fu, pie-fu, animal screams on the soundtrack, heads roll, hands roll, tongues roll, nine and a half quarts of blood and a record-breaking 94 on the vomit-meter… A long term work in progress on the material of “Titus Andronicus” by William Shakespeare. In this first phase we put the emphasis on the Roman empire, the ceremonies, the physical world of Titus.
Performed by Daniel Aschwanden, Janel Barbeito, Irene Coticchio, Omar Gomez Hernandez, Michaela Hurdes-Galli, David Jeker, Elisabeth Löffler, Christian Polster, Elisabeth Prohaska, Martina Spitzer, Veronika Zott
Special Guests: Jeanette Baroness Lips von Lipstrill, Lore Heuermann, Sabine Papadopoulos a.o.
Music by Lonesome Andi Haller Band
Video + Sound by Michael Strohmann
Written by William Shakespeare
Directed, choreographed, designed by Yosi Wanunu and Daniel Aschwanden
Produced by Kornelia Kilga
(Co-production with Bilderwerfer)
Production dates: Sep 27 – 29 and Oct 4 – 6, 2001, dietheater Künstlerhaus, Vienna