Why is care work traditionally attributed to women? Aesthetic images of caring activities beyond ascribing them to gender roles were developed in conversations with people who conduct care work. Between acts of physical care and acts of caring, attachment and comfort are represented so sexy that we experience them with a new appreciation. The Care Affair performance imagines a care community that exists beyond the capitalistic logic of commercialization and presents alternative stories of success.
The production takes place as part of the pilot project to open Berlin theaters to live audiences.
Access to the live shows only with FFP2 mask and daily negative Corona test or proof of full vaccination/recovery and ID.
Concept, Research & Artistic Direction: FRAUEN und FIKTION
(Anja Kerschkewicz, Eva Kessler, Felina Levits & Paula Reissig)
Text writing: Anja Kerschkewicz, Eva Kessler & Anngret Schulze
Production: Anja Kerschkewicz & Felina Levits
Research & assistant director: Anngret Schulze
Assistance rehearsals & staging: Eva Kessler
Costumes, make-up & space: Felina Levits & Hanna Scherwinski
Video: Paula Reissig
Music: Jonas Mahari
Production Management: Maike Toedter
Press & Public Relations: STÜCKLIESEL
Lighting design: Sönke Christian Herm
Technics guest performance: Manuel Melzer
Funded by: Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg / Kulturstiftung Hamburg / Claussen-Simon-Stiftung / Lichthof Stiftung
Supported by: Ilse und Dr. Horst Rusch-Stiftung and the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media and the Ministries of Culture and the Arts of the Federal States.
Frauen und Fiktion
Frauen und Fiktion have been researching thought experiments on gender roles as an interdisciplinary team since 2014. In their performances and workshop formats, they create spaces for empowerment through mental excitement at the boundary between theory and practice.