Everybody resides somewhere, but it becomes difficult to find an affordable flat. In most cities around the world the increase in prices (rental or property) is a number one topic. Many people are forced to move into less attractive neighborhoods due to gentrification. House of Hope starts a new movement against the crisis of housing.
Housing is a basic human right. And 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 that engages with the audience in various ways, using odd surveys, strange a-capella singing and funny power-point animations.
The piece won the Stuttgart Theater Award 2017 (State of Baden-Württemberg Award for Theater).
Premiere: Wilhelmspalais Stuttgart, March 2012.
“A dilligently researched dark depiction… impressive!”
(Ute Büsing on Inforadio, 10.3.2016)
„post theater analyses painstakingly well the situation and keeps a sense for social dynamics of ever-day-life…. The piece offers avantgarde chracteristics … and dramaturgically pointly placed conflicts.”
(Tom Mustroph in Neues Deutschland, 11.3.2016)
Artistic direction: Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher
Text: Max Schumacher
Dramaturgy: Michael Müller
Performers: Johanna Diekmeyer, Mareile Metzner, Matthias Horn, Patrick Khatami
Media Art: Yoann Trellu, Hiroko Tanahashi
Music, sound design: Sibin Vassilev
Architecture consultants: Umschichten Architekten, ONarchitektur
Technical direction, light design: Ingo Jooss, Elliot Bursch
PR and press contact: Heike Diehm, k3berlin
Production management: Mario Stumpfe, artkrise
Funded by LAFT-BW / Ministery of Culture of the State of Baden-Württemberg, Fonds Darstellende Künste. Co-produced by Theaterdiscounter Berlin. Supported by Württembergischen Kunstverein Stuttgart.