Due to a pandemic, everyone is locked up in their homes and increasingly struggling against hopelessness, loneliness and boredom. Interpersonal contact has been restricted to unsatisfying video sessions, the rhythm of day and night lost its way a long time ago, and the consumption of alcohol has gotten completely out of hand. Hospital physician Dr. Michael Astrow is completely overworked and caught up in a daily struggle for life and death. Late at night, he sits drunk in front of his computer and tries to talk Helena into having online sex. Wanja @home presents Anton Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya as a modern-day Zoom production about human togetherness in times of social distancing.
Performers: Anastasia Bisyla, Marcel Frank, Marie Hartmann, Ronja Herberich, Eleni Magerstädt, Charlotte Schiffler, Sabrina Schlenke, Alison Schumacher, Johannes Steininger
The was-ihr-wollt-ensemble consists of the nine young performers Anastasia Bisyla, Marcel Frank, Marie Hartmann, Ronja Herberich, Eleni Magerstädt, Charlotte Schiffler, Sabrina Schlenke, Alison Schumacher, Johannes Steininger and the director and theater composer I.T. van Urk.
I.T. van Urk
Ivar van Urk studied directing at the Amsterdam School of Drama, was co-founder of the theater company Het Oranjehotel and in-house director at the second largest theater in the Netherlands Het Nationale Toneel. In Germany he has directed plays at Theater Bonn, Theaterhaus Jena and many others. He is also a theater composer and musician.