„I in Wonderland“ is a combination of a theater performance, installation art and animated film. Classic illustrated stories – such as „Alice in Wonderland“ and „The Wizard of Oz“ inspired new visual stories. post theater commissioned animation film artists to make visual interpretations of their texts and sketches. The films had to fit very unusual rooms / installations. The audience eventually is guided by a performer to discover animated films projected in a bathing tub, in a surround-video panorama or on the ceiling above a bed.
“I in Wonderland” is an immersive experience for a very small audience (maximum of 9 persons per performance) – in order to create a truly unique and memorable performance. post theater brings their quest to blend space, video and theater on yet a higher level.
Premiere: Wilhelmspalais Stuttgart, 2012.
750 performances have been presented in Stuttgart and Berlin.
“A walk-in picture-book full of surprises… a true wonderland.
Beautiful, mainly hand-drawn animated film worlds play with
the eyes of the audience and touch their senses.”
(Luftballon Magazine, 2014)
“The surreal events are beyond the categories “kids-theater” or “adult theater”… the stories are for everyone – children immerse into a fantastic counter-world, and adults enjoy the playful references and strange spaces.”
(Zitty, Magazine, Berlin)
Idea / concept / stories: Hiroko Tanahashi
Artistic direction: Hiroko Tanahashi, Max Schumacher
Animation artists: Johannes Krohn, Kerstin Ungers, Silvia Sardellaro
Dramaturgy: Max Schumacher
Sound design/music: Sibin Vassilev
Performers: Eray Egilmez, Patrick Khatami, Jörn Burmester, Mariko Koh, Robert Wolfram, Pia Bursch, Tatjana Nekrasov
Voice actors: Matthias Horn, Ilka Teichmüller, Alexander Schröder (German version)
Daniel Brunet, Catherine Duquette, Carrie Getman, Tomas Sinclai Spencer, Shaun Lawton (English version)
Installation work: Helmut Dietz, Jasper Diekamp
Production management: Mario Stumpfe
“I in Wonderland” has been funded by the cultural department of the City of Stuttgart, the LAFT Baden-Württemberg / State of Baden Württemberg, Fonds Darstellende Künste (Federal Foundation for Performing Arts).
Advisory Partner: Junges Ensemble Stuttgart / Brigitte Dethier.
The project has been realized within Hiroko Tanahashi’s fellowship at the Akademie Schloss Solitude. The English version was funded by the Senate for Culture, State of Berlin.