Toshiki Okada / Thalia Theater


59. Theatertreffen Berlin


German / With English surtitles / approx. 75 mins.

Japanese theatre star Toshiki Okada invites his audience to encounter the hypermodern in real concrete spaces: at a late-night tube station in Tokyo, in a karaoke bar, in a residential house. There, he approaches them with the tools of the contemporary version of the Japanese Nōo–ō Theatre technique. For “Doughnuts” he is gathering a handful of conference guests in a hotel lobby. The world is like a doughnut: lots of edge and a hole in the middle. An empty space that grows ever bigger, with the increasing erosion of all certainties. A perfect image for a modern phenomenon: A species takes over a foreign living space and causes confusion. A bear in the supermarket, a mutating virus or social media without likes. It reaches a point where nobody knows anymore whether their own way of thinking is still valid – not least because humanity demands a redefinition of its values at high speed. Or even: because humans lose the connection to speed.


Direction: Toshiki Okada / With: Johannes Hegemann, Heike Knirsch, Jörn Meyer, Toni Ruhnke, Steffen Siegmund, André Szymanski / Staging: Dominik Huber / Costume: Tutia Schad / Dramaturgy: Julia Lochte, Makiko Yamaguchi / Music: Kazuhisa Ushihashi


  • Past
    Thu 19.5.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 20.5.2022, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 21.5.2022, 17:00 / HAU2
    Sat 21.5.2022, 20:00 / HAU2


Production: Thalia Theater (Hamburg).


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