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01 Kuratoren: Aljoscha Begrich, Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Jörg Karrenbauer

Aljoscha Begrich, born in 1977 in Braila, Romania, has been engaged with theater since 2003. He works as a stage designer and dramatic adviser in both the independent ‘fringe’ scene and the city, as well as with state theaters. At the Schauspiel Hannover he curated Die Welt ohne uns, a project stretching over the course of five years, demonstrating the breakup of the post-anthropocentric world in several acts performed in a container also used as an auditorium. Begrich and Rimini Protokoll started out on what became a series of collaborations designing the stage for Bodenprobe Kasachstan (2011). Beyond that, Begrich engaged with Stefan Kaegi for Remote X and Volksrepublik Volkswagen. ////////////////////////////// Embracing a myriad of approaches, Helgard Haug actualizes interventions in urban spaces, documentary style theater plays and audio dramas. Her works neither reproduce reality, nor do they represent it as simulated or theatrically dramatized. Reality is staged and broadcast on the radio instead – giving it new significance and taking it in new directions. Among her most recent projects is the simulation of the „world climate summit“ at the „Schauspielhaus Hamburg“. In 2002, Haug founded the label Rimini Protokoll with Stefan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel. The label is meant to be a postdramatic alternative to classically oriented drama. Thus, Call Cutta in a Box is a playful investigation into the transatlantic space between an Indian call center and western consumers. What happens if this ‘wired’ space turns into a scene of temptation rather than sales? Situation Rooms is a multi player video piece, reproducing the globalized world of weapons, assault rifles and drones, today´s ruling class and fugitives, and ultimately becomes a course of unexpected encounters and crossovers. ////////////////////////////// Stefan Kaegi develops documentary theater plays, audio dramas and art productions in city spaces, all of which break economic relations down into human components. He has utilised 10.000 locusts in a production for the Schauspielhaus Zürich, as well as five “oil experts” from Kazakhstan in another piece. The Argentinian director Lola Arias has worked alongside Kaegi, curating the transportable Festival Ciudades Paralelas, where several artists explored urban spaces, coming up with interventions at train stations, factories and hotels. Currently, Kaegi’s audio tour Remote X can be experienced in Abu Dhabi and Moscow. Since 2002, he has produced works alongside Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel under the title Rimini Protokoll. Hausbesuch Europa, their latest production, is a form of home entertainment for altogether 15 guests, literally taking place in a living room. ////////////////////////////// In 2003 Jörg Karrenbauer began his collaboration with Rimini Protokoll. Since then he has specialised in urban interventions across the globe. Alongside Stefan Kaegi he produced Cargo Sofia, a truck ride looking into the lives of two Bulgarian truck drivers, where the audience, seated on the truck, was taken through the city. Incidentally, the same truck comes into play now for Truck Tracks Ruhr. With Cargo Sofia, Karrenbauer toured through more than 30 European cities and the Middle East over the course of four years. He has also formed new ideas for festivals in Tokyo and Singapore and designed concepts for the Expo in Shanghai. Alongside Kaegi and Lola Arias, he produced Ciudades Paralelas, a festival taking place in Cork, Warsaw and Singapore. The collective audio walk Remote X has been presented worldwide by Karrenbauer and Kaegi since 2013.

02 Musik: Frank Böhle

Frank Böhle studied Applied Cultural Studies and Aesthetic Practice in Hildesheim. Since 2000 he has been engaged as a sound engineer for theaters and festivals, and freelances in the areas of sound design and music production for theater, film and audio drama. His body of work includes collaborations with Rimini Protokoll, the Ruhr Triennale, the Schauspielhaus Bochum, the HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, the WDR and SWR. His latest works are joined by 100% Amsterdam, 100% Yogyakarta and Situation Rooms (Rimini Protokoll), Shooting Ourselves (Christine Cynn, Substans Film AS) and Jan Klatas Hamlet (Schauspielhaus Bochum).

03 Musik: Rasmus Nordholt

Rasmus Nordholt plays electronic music. His musical work is situated in the artistic nexus between (music) theater, audio drama, performance and dance. A close-knit collaboration ties him to the collective kainkollektiv. In addition to his own musical practice, Nordholt is working on a PhD on musicality in the works of Jean-Luc Nancy, Gilles Deleuze, Félix Guattari, Michel Serres u.a.

04 Video: Ulrike Franke und Michael Loeken

Since 1995, film-makers Michael Loeken and Ulrike Franke have jointly produced documentaries for cinema and television. Alongside that aspect of their work they have produced video installations over the course of the last few years, such as collaborations with the Schauspielhaus Bochum. Their works are marked by a unique personal touch, revealing universal cultural truths through a close look into everyday life. Before the background of social development and change, they predominantly focus on personal stories as told by people from all walks of life. In 2015, Loeken and Franke concluded their trilogy GÖTTLICHE LAGE – Eine Stadt erfindet sich neu, which over a period of ten years follows the structural change in and of the Ruhr area. Their internationally acclaimed films have been awarded Best Film Award, Hot Docs, Toronto, Best Film Award, One World, Praha and Grimme Preis, Deutscher Filmpreis.

05 Produktionsleitung/Dramaturgie: Christiane Holtschulte

Christiane Holtschulte studied Theatre Studies, History of Art, German Language and Literature in Bochum. She develops collective and experimental stage formats and organizes exhibitions, which she actively takes part in through photo series and video contributions. Holtschulte worked as the Assistant to the Artistic Director and Dramaturgy Section at the FFT Düsseldorf (Forum Freies Theater) between 2013 and 2015. During the season 16/17 she is also engaged at the Schauspiel Essen, where she shows a media performance piece for children as young as two years of age using an overhead projector, live music and dance.

06 Produktionsassistenz: Sophia Roggenbuck

Sophia Roggenbuck studied Culture, Aesthetic, Media (M.A.) and Culture Management (B.A.). At 'Internationale Beethovenfesten Bonn' she act as a trainee in the marketing sector. Besides she worked at festivals of the free theater scene like 'Favoriten' or 'Impulse' in the area of production/organsiation and at the Children- and Youththeaterfestival 'WESTWIND'.

07 Veranstaltungstechnik: Marcel Nascimento

Marcel Nascimento, now Scenic Research Student at the Ruhr-University Bochum, studied Theatre, Film and Empirical Cultural Studies at the Johannes-Gutenberg-University Mainz. He freelanced as an Assistant Director in Mannheim and at the Theaterbiennale Neue Stücke aus Europa, Wiesbaden. Within the framework of the Christoph Schlingensief Visiting Professorship, Nascimento supported Rimini Protokoll and contributed to the pilot phase of Truck Tracks Ruhr alongside other students in Bochum.

08 Fahrer: Rudolf Bühne