Takuya Murakawa



60 min (without a break)

What links the severely disabled with their caretakers? The play “Zeitgeber” presents routine activities in a highly matter-of-fact way, without emotional involvement: changing clothes, taking meals, washing the body, daily conversation. Mr. Fujii, the severely disabled main character, only communicates with his surroundings by moving his eyelids. His caretaker uses a strictly regulated system of speaking to ask the patient about his wishes and thoughts. The arduous interaction between the two protagonists points to the fundamental possibility and impossibility of communication. It is also about the power structures between the “disabled” and the “non-disabled”. The instability of the dividing line between fiction and “reality” in the theatre becomes clearly visible. This performance at HAU Hebbel am Ufer marks the first performance of one of Takuya Murakawa's works in Europe.      
Part of "Japan Syndrome - Art and Politics after Fukushima"

Production: Takuya Murakawa. Cooperation: Biwakei Studio.


Direction: Takuya Murakawa / With: Shuzo Kudo / Stage management: Shuji Hamamura / Light design: Kosuke Ashidano / Assistant diretion: Mayumi Yamamura / Coordination: Keiko Yamaguchi


  • Past
    Thu 22.5.2014, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 23.5.2014, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 24.5.2014, 19:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

HAU3 unfortunately is not barrier-free. Access to the theatre is via a stairwell (3rd floor). The use of a lift is possible with prior arrangement. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or email us at Wheelchair users are also kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance.
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