A05Staging Differences

Our project focuses on human differentiation in contemporary post-dramatic forms of theatre that play with the theatrical situation through self-reflection and social experimentation.

Scene from "Enjoy Racism", directed by the duo Thom Truong. Photo: Linda Pollari

Mise-en-Scène and Interference of Human Differentiation in Contemporary Theatre

In the examined theatre projects and performances, field-specific categorisations of roles (e.g., spectator versus character/performer/role) are brought into play with ubiquitous human categorisations (e.g., ethnic, religious, national) and thus reflected upon. The project focuses on the interplay between intentionally staged interventions and concurrent pre-existing everyday practices of differentiation.

Annika Will and Stefanie Hampel presenting their project on the Science Fair (Mainz 2023).