Zachary Oberzan

Tell Me Love Is Real

Part of "The Power of Powerlessness"


English /  75 Min

In 2012, at about the same time, two artists found themselves hovering between life and death after an overdose of Xanax. Whitney Houston died tragically. Zachary Oberzan survived. Starting from this helpless position, the American performer took off on an experimental journey towards recovery. In a search for a hero to lead the way, the musical film evening turns to the spirits of Buddy Holly, Amelia Earhart, Bruce Lee, or Serge Gainsbourg.  
Outtakes from "Tell Me Love Is Real" (via vimeo)

Coproduction: deSingel (Antwerpen), Black Box Teater (Oslo), Gessnerallee (Zürich), brut (Wien), BIT Teatergarasjen (Bergen), Teaterhuset Avant Garden (Trondheim), Kunstencentrum BUDA Kortrijk/NEXT Arts Festival.


Idea/ concept/ direction/ video/ performance: Zachary Oberzan / Dramaturgy/ production management/ management: Nicole Schuchardt / Light/sound/video: David Lang, Harminder Judge / Stage consultant: Eike Böttcher / Costume assistance: Eric Gorsuch


  • Past
    Fri 5.6.2015, 20:00 / HAU3
    Sat 6.6.2015, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sun 7.6.2015, 20:00 / HAU3


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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