Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris
Telemachus - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
27 February - 10 March 2013
An on-stage document about the Odysseys of Greeks today.
Two young Greek artists, Anestis Azas and Prodromos Tsinikoris
, and a distinguished German dramatist, Jens Hillje
, take Greek immigrants in Germany since the nineteen sixties as their ‘living material’ in the unique spectacle they bring to the OCC stage.
The older generation of immigrants, the Gastarbeiter, and Greeks fleeing the current economic crisis meet in an on-stage production/documentary. The protagonists in this ‘theatre of the real’ are not actors but the Greeks of Germany themselves—old and young, university professors and manual labourers, casino owners and waiters. Each one a modern-day Ulysses, they tell their stories to the audience, either live on stage or in recorded audio-visual material. Alongside them, the young actor/director Prodromos Tsinikoris, who was born in Germany but lives in Greece, completes this contemporary rhapsody as another Telemachos, personifying his generation’s homeland dilemma: “Should I stay or should I go?”. Homer’s Odyssey, the monumental epic of wandering and homecoming, becomes the connecting thread running through this theatrical documentary.
Click to see the evening programme of the performance in Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin.
Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris | Telemachus - Should I Stay or Should I Go?
creditsDirector: Anestis Azas, Prodromos Tsinikoris
Stage and costume design: Lena Fay, Angela Konti
Dramatic adviser: Jens Hillje, Irina Szodruch
Soundtrack: Giannis Tsoukalas
Video: Guillaume Cailleau, Benjamin Krieg, Hanna Slak
With: Sofia Anastasiadou, Knut Berger, Despina Bibika, Kostis Kallivretakis, Christos Sarafianos, Prodromos Tsinikoris, Giannis Tsoukalas
Initiated by: Shermin Langhoff
TELEMACHOS: SHOULD I STAY OR SHOULD I GO is a production of Kultursprünge and Projektor in co-production with Onassis Cultural Centre, with the financial support of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Goethe Institut Athen.
Premiere: 11 January 2013, Ballhaus Naunynstrasse, Berlin
IN GREEK AND GERMAN WITH SURTITLES IN GREEK
After-performance talk with Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris
5 Mar 2013
Should I stay or should I go?
A conversation related to the play "Telemachos - Should I stay or should I go?"
2 - 9 Mar 2013
Workshop with Anestis Azas & Prodromos Tsinikoris