Commissioned work by Schauspiel Leipzig
Wolfram Höll writes a text for the new Diskothek-venue. It is called “Disko”, it is set in a disco, performed at a disco and works like disco: where characters and their sentences appear in ever new combinations and the audience is swept along. The text refers to the structure of house music – a very straightforward music, where something changes every eight bars, either a new element, a new sample is added or disappears, and over time, everything is combined with everything else in different ways. Höll has not written a text about house music, but a play that is house itself. Around the world. Hearts beat fast punish. There’s a murderer on the dance floor.
This is Wolfram Höll’s fourth theatre text, the third to be premiered at Schauspiel Leipzig. His plays are condensed in the extreme and show their author to be one of the most formally and poetically radical among German-language dramatists. He received the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award in 2014 and 2016 for the Leipzig premiere productions of “Und dann” and “Drei sind wir”.
The Bulgarian director Ivan Panteleev has staged plays by Chekhov, Joyce, Pirandello, Goethe, Müller and Welsh in Sofia, Avignon, Riga, Stockholm and Zurich. In Germany, he has worked at Volksbühne Berlin, Munich’s Residenztheater and regularly at Deutsches Theater Berlin. His Berlin production of “Warten auf Godot (Waiting for Godot)” was invited to the Berlin Theatertreffen in 2015. He created a documentary film about Dimiter Gotscheff, writes his own plays and will introduce himself to the Leipzig audience with the direction of this commissioned work by Wolfram Höll.