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Beyond Caring

Theater Theater
In the organizer's words:
Three women and two men meet in the loading room of a meat factory. The night shift is about to start, they begin their work. The job: to clean the meat factory. They don't know each other yet. Different contracts bind them to their work: Michael is a permanent part-time employee, Sonja and Becky are employed as subcontractors through an outside company, and Ava comes through an employment office measure. Their foreman is Jan. Every night, for two weeks, there is a break every four hours. They eat together, leaf through magazines, chat. When it gets light, they go home or to the next job. That's how it goes day after day. And on and on. Until something changes, until some of these lonely people suddenly get too close, and far too fast. Ruthlessly honest, yet warm-hearted and with laconic humor, Alexander Zeldin brings the stories of people from an invisible class to the stage in his play. In doing so, he seeks a new form of theatrical realism, focusing on the smallest details of life on stage in a system that extracts maximum profit from labor at any human cost. Alexander Zeldin is a playwright and director from the UK. He is associate director at the National Theatre London and artiste associé at the Théâtre de l'Odéon, Paris. His work includes both theater and film projects and has taken him to Russia, Europe and Asia. In the fall of 2021, his production "LOVE" was a guest at FIND. At the Schaubühne he works for the first time with the actors of our ensemble and directs a German-language version of his play "Beyond Caring", which had its world premiere in London in 2014. This content has been machine translated.


Schaubühne am Lehniner Platz Kurfürstendamm 153 10709 Berlin

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