"House of Hope"
A theater performance about residing, residents and residences between
nightmare and vision
Everybody resides somewhere, but for more and more
people it becomes difficult to find an appropriate place of dwelling.
In most cities around the world the increase in prices for rental
housing or apartments for sale is a number one topic in both media and
on the streets. Many people are forced to move into less attractive
neighborhoods due to the gentrification of down-town areas. Or they are
compromising the space of their place - and their comfort. House
of Hope starts a new movement against the crisis of housing.
Housing is a basic human right. An houses - all
kinds of apartments or one-family houses - are a commodity. Many topics
around this market are related to one another: gentrification,
globalization, refugee migration, rent-regulations, laws on
energy-standards… post theater has done research and then started
imagining new forms of living, residing and city planning. A different
future of housing. A House of Hope is possible!
post theater blends facts and fiction in their
post-documentary approach to theater. They commissioned architects to
develop luxury lofts in the venues for the performance of House of
Hope. And they developed ways to make the audience part of a
board-game-like visualization of housing conditions in urban Europe.
And of course, video will help to make the complex subject matter
comprehensible. The theater piece speculates on real estate speculation
and urban planning.
In Jobs in Heaven (Stuttgart Theater
Award 2015), post theater has juxtaposed two contrary visionaries,
Steve Jobs and Robert Bosch - who had very different visions of
leadership and working conditions. House of Hope follows
visionary concepts of housing.
World premiere in Stuttgart: March
3rd,2016 at 8:00 pm
Additional performances on March 4th & 5th, 6:00 AND 9:00 pm
Schlossplatz 2, 70173 Stuttgart
Berlin premiere:March 9th, 2016 at 8:00 pm
Additional performances on March 10th - 12th, 8:00 pm
Klosterstr. 44, 10179 Berlin