Project A05: Staging Differences

Mis-en-scène and interference of human categorisation in contemporary theatre

The project focuses on human categorization in contemporary post-dramatic forms of theatre that play with the theatrical situation through self-reflection and social experimentation. In the examined theatre projects and performances, field specific categorizations of roles (e.g. spectator vs character/performer/role) are brought into play with ubiquitous human categorizations (e.g. ethnic, religious, national) and thus reflected upon. The subproject focuses on the interplay of decidedly staged interventions with concurrent pre-existing everyday practices of differentiation.

Project team
Prof. Dr. Friedemann Kreuder (PI)
Yana Prinsloo (Research Assistant)
Yaël Koutouan (Research Assistant)