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Bridge Markland has been dedicating herself to the classics of German theater literature since 2005 with her classic in the box series. The series was expanded here with Georg Büchner's "Woyzeck." Due to his early death, the play remained unfinished and only exists as a fragment. The scenes are neither numbered nor divided into acts and are staged in this version as a visually striking, performative theater piece with puppets. The music plays a significant dramaturgical role, as the lyrics underscore and describe the respective mental states and characteristics of the characters.

In her classic in the box series, Bridge Markland juggles faithful text lines and pop music quotes, undermining established role assignments on the side. She rapidly switches between performance, puppetry, and lip-syncing to well-known pop songs and classic film music, dusting off the classical material for a broad audience.

Her one-woman theater pieces are also always gender performances with puppets as counterparts. The pieces are very popular and tour as repertoires for years throughout German-speaking countries, and from 2007 to 2016 also through the USA and Canada.

Team:
Idea / Sound collage / Co-direction / Performance Bridge Markland Co-direction / Dramaturgy Nils Foerster Sound design Tom Hornig Puppets / Costume design / Props Eva Garland
Press photos Manuela Schneider, Photographer

Speakers:
Thomas Nicolai (Woyzeck) / Heike Ulbrich (Marie) / Frank Zimmermann (Captain) / Ingo Volkmer (Doctor) / Martin Heesch (Andres) / Nikolai Radke (Drum Major) / Veronika Otto (Grandmother) / Bridge Markland (Margret)

The performance is supported by the KiA program / Decentralized Cultural Work Tempelhof-Schöneberg

Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of role-playing and transformation. With brilliant ease, she crosses the boundaries between sub- and high culture, dance, theater, cabaret, gender performance, children's and puppet theater. Since 1985, Bridge Markland has been on stage and toured with her diverse productions through Berlin, Germany, Europe, Canada, the USA, and Australia. Bridge performs solo or with other companies: 2002 to 2019 in the ensemble of the German-Australian children's and youth theater Platypus Theaters.

Online Info: https://bridge-markland.com/repertoire/woyzeck-in-the-box

http://www.bridge-markland.com

Photographer: Manuela Schneider

Box office opens at 6:00 pm

Event data provided by: Reservix

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