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Brosklein Brosklein


By Romeo Castellucci

Concept and direction: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Scott Gibbons
Co-production with Societas

German premiere

Romeo Castellucci expands the boundaries of theater. After studying painting and stage design at the Academy in Bologna, he founded the company Societas Raffæ llo Sanzio in 1981. His plays, which he creates as author, director, lighting designer, as well as set and costume designer, are shown at leading theaters, opera houses, and international festivals. He has received numerous awards, including the Premio Europa Nuove Realità Teatrali and the Golden Lion of the Venice Biennale for lifetime achievements.
In his latest work, Castellucci examines the mechanisms of power: on stage are over twenty men, all amateurs in old-timey uniforms that are as reminiscent of burlesque movie scenes as they are of the darkest moments of the previous century. They receive orders and carry them out - but do they know their purpose? With "Bros," Castellucci's work takes a turn: instead of staging grand images and fictions, he focuses on our present. Here, each body becomes the plaything of authority. Where do we stand in the tension between herd instinct and individual responsibility? The stage becomes a large experiment that questions our deeply contradictory relationship to power and law. The sometimes absurd situations investigate our attitudes towards obedience and freedom, theater and politics. "Bros" breaks theatrical boundaries – a truly aesthetic and political manifesto.

With: Valer Dellakeza and the police officers Luca Nava and Sergio Scarlatella as well as extras.
Concept and direction: Romeo Castellucci
Music: Scott Gibbons
Mottos: Claudia Castellucci, translated into Latin by: Stefano Bartolini
Assistant director: Filippo Ferraresi
Second assistant director: Silvano Voltolina
Dramaturgy: Piersandra Di Matteo
Technical direction: Eugenio Resta
Technical department: Andrei Benchea
Lighting: Andrea Sanson
Sound engineering: Claudio Tortorici
Wardrobe: Chiara Venturini
Stage sculptures and automations: Plastikart studio
Costume design: Grazia Bagnaresi
Production management: Benedetta Briglia
Production management: Giulia Colla
Distribution: Gilda Biasini
Team technical centre: Carmen Castellucci, Francesca Di Serio, Gionni Gardini, Caterina Soranzo
Administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci
Economic advice: Massimiliano Coli

Production: Societas. Co-produced by: Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen; Kunsten Festival des Arts Brussels; Printemps des Comédiens Montpellier 2021; LAC - LuganoArte Cultura; Maillon Théâtre de Strasbourg - Scène Européenne; Temporada Alta 2021; Manège-Maubeuge Scène nationale; Le Phénix Scène nationale Pôle européen de création Valenciennes; MC93 Maison de la Culture de Seine-Saint-Denis; Emilia Romagna Teatro Fondazione, Modena; Holland Festival Amsterdam; V-A-C Fondazione; Triennale Milano Teatro; National Taichung Theater, Taiwan

Age: 16+

Language: No language skills required

Note: The production contains scenes with explicit violence, nudity and very loud music in places.

Photo: Stefan Glagla

Duration: 1h 15m
No break