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Show and Tell

"Show and Tell" develops new kinds of theater and performance styles for children and adults based on the method of creative philosophising. Show and Tell's theater productions enable children and adults to pursue answers to philosophical questions on equal footing. Show and Tell's productions try to use different ways of working with the space in theater and interactive formats to try to make direct contact with their audiences.

Team: Kristina Bremer, Julia Hart, Iris Holstein, Daniel Huss, Madeleine Lauw, Eva Paulina Loska, Johannes Nehlsen, Florian Weigel

Upcoming performances: kindertheaterszenehamburg.de
YELLOW AND PINK
Two wooden puppets, one of them pink, the other one painted yellow, wake up in the middle of a meadow and look at each other. They ask themselves: Who are we? And how did we get here? They begin to speculate about where they might have come from. They look closely at each other. They marvel at how anything so perfectly formed could come to be. Pink thinks, “Someone must have made us.” And Yellows claims, “I think we were created by coincidence.” This sparks an intelligent, lively argument that gets more and more ridiculous.

Julia Hart and her team transform William Steig’s story “Yellow and Pink” into a live philosophical debate that invites young audiences to figure out what they think and pick a side.

Yellow and Pink was award a grant from the Behörde für Kultur und Medien Hamburg and the Hamburgische Kulturstiftung.

Teaser: https://vimeo.com/385003514

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Fundus Theater Hamburg
 
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Director: Julia Hart
Actors: Eva Paulina Loska, Johannes Nehlsen, Madeleine Lauw, Florian Weigel
Producer: Kaja Jakstat, Zwei Eulen
Original Music: Daniel Huss
Stage Manager: Ellen Stein
Premiere: January 24, 2020 at the Fundus Theater in Hamburg
 
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THE HAMBURG CODE
Is death fair? Is everyone a tattletale? Is it good to eat ice cream every day? Why can’t I just watch Netflix all night? Six actors and children address these burning questions and pursue the answers together on stage. The audience takes a vote: Are there really rules for leading a “good” life? The Hamburg Code brings personal and fictional stories, ethical and philosophical dilemmas to life on stage based on discussions with fifth grade students from three middle schools in Hamburg.

Invited to the Children’s Theatre Festival 2019 at the Fundus Theater in Hamburg.



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Lichthof Theater Hamburg ...weblink
 
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Actors: Kristina Bremer, Johannes Nehlsen, Florian Weigel, Leoni Bobrick, Tara Hein, Levi Mallioras
Director: Julia Hart
Set and Costume Design: Iris Holstein
Dramaturg and Producer: Lea Connert
Children’s Philosopher: Mona Harry
Choreography: Meike Klapprodt
Production Assistants: Ellen Stein, Emilia Fester and Carlton Morgan
Original Music: Daniel Huss
Light Design: Sönke C. Herm
 
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RABBIT HEART
A philosophical show about courage and fear (Age 9+)

Fear is one of our most basic feelings. In order to overcome fear, we need courage. Both feelings are part of us from the beginning of our lives and both feelings determine many of our actions. But how can we describe and explain such basic, yet complicated feelings? Is it possible to truly understand how fear originates? And how can we tell when we are being courageous?

Together with the children's philosopher Dr. Kristina Calvert, the ensemble of young performers: Lemi Baykurt, Elsa Doormann, Antonia Einsiedel, and Joana de Silva and professional actors: Katharina Schütz, Florian Weigel, and Johannes Nehlsen tried to get closer to these gigantic feelings over eight weeks of philosophical discussions about courage and fear.

During this time the children and the adults came face to face with real and imaginary fears.

Do we experience both kinds of fear the same way and how do we deal with them? Are there any aspects of courage and fear that both generations can relate to?

Do we get more courageous as life goes on or do our fears continue to grow as we get older?

Director Julia Hart made the initial selection of thoughts, statements and stories out of the ensemble's discussions. The ensemble and artistic team collaborated together to create the script for the performance. The ensemble searches for situations that get us scared and analyzes the what happens inside of us.

How are we confronted with courage and fear in our lives? And how do we talk about these feelings? Is it possible to learn something about these feelings from another generation?

Rabbit Heart is a show that combines short scenes, music, dance, and song as the ensemble playfully circles around these questions and tries out each other's thoughts on stage. The children speak texts from the adults and vice versa.

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Lichthof Theater Hamburg ...weblink
 
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Lemi Baykurt
Elsa Doormann
Joana da Silva
Antonia Einsiedel
Katharina Schütz
Johannes Nehlsen
Florian Weigel

Director: Julia Hart
Set and Costume Design: Iris Holstein
Choreography, Theater Padagogy: Meike Klapprodt
Music: Daniel Huss
Dramaturg: Sabine Salzmann
Production Manager: Lea Connert
Stage Manager: Ellen Stein
Children's Philosopher: Dr. Kristina Calvert
Light: Sönke Herm
Photos: Iris Holstein
 
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MARVELLING
Judith and Modi are 11 years old. In conversations with each other and with their grandparents about God, nature, and miracles, they tackle some of life's most important questions: Are vampires real? Is nothingness black or white? Where is the end of the world? Based on these conversations, actors Johannes Nehlsen and Iris Rufner take us on a journey of marvelling about the miracles in our world.

This project is funded by the Hamburg Endowment for the Arts.

Marvelling
Classroom Performance for audiences age 10 and up

Judith and Modi are 11 years old. In conversations with each other and with their grandparents about God, nature, and miracles, they tackle some of life's most important questions: Are vampires real? Is nothingness black or white? Where is the end of the world?

Based on these conversations, actors Johannes Nehlsen and Iris Rufner take us on a journey of marvelling about the miracles in our world.

Length: Two class periods.
Cost per class: 200 €.
For booking please send a mail to: wunderdichhamburg@gmail.com

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Lichthof Hamburg ...weblink
 
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Director: Julia Dittrich
Actors: Johannes Nehlsen and Iris Rufner
Stage and Costume Design: Iris Holstein
Dramaturgy: Cristiana Garba
Children's Philosopher/Consultant: Dr. Kristina Calvert
Original Music: David Schoch
Producer: Lea Connert
Assistant Director: Pauline Heitmann
Photos: Iris Holstein
 
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