Protocols by Maxie Wander An evening of theater by Sascha Hawemann & Ensemble
"I sometimes ask myself: what kind of society are we actually building? You have a dream after all."
Their names are Rosi, Susanne, Ute, Barbara, Julia and Ruth, they are doctors, skilled workers, pensioners, secretaries, teachers, sales clerks and students. They look into the sun, wait for a miracle, talk about those who can still fight, about the reliable and the geniuses, marriage, the longing to be someone, the unlived and the lived life: 19 women, 19 portraits, courageous and truthful, which became a cult book in East and West after its publication in 1977. "I consider every life sufficiently interesting to be shared with others," writes Maxie Wander, who was born in Vienna in 1933 and lived in the GDR from 1958 until her untimely death in November 1977. Four students from the Rostock University of Music and Drama and actresses from the ensemble build a bridge between Wander's protocols and reports by contemporary women from literature and reality - and, against the backdrop of different times and systems, seek a female view of a world between destruction and beauty. They tell of fighting, loving and rebelling, of surviving and dying, of being invisible and becoming loud, of disappointed hopes and unanswered questions. They think about society, family and politics. They wrestle with the present and the future. They dream. Of change? Freedom? Happiness? Sascha Hawemann's fourth directorial work in Schwerin consistently focuses on women.
In cooperation with the Rostock University of Music and Drama