Best of Poetry – Transit Lounge Else – A Lift to the Stars

Featuring Maria McDermottroe

Else-Lasker-Schueler-Society with Astronautenkost

[blockquote_left]13 Nov | 8pm | Boys’ School[/blockquote_left]




Supported by


Finest Poetry from Germany in German and English.

Transit Lounge Else is an international project of the Else Lasker-Schueler-Society (Wuppertal, Germany) in cooperation with the “Centre for Persecuted Arts” (Solingen, Germany), designed by the artist duo Astronautenkost. The focus is on the life and the outstanding work of the artist Else Lasker-Schueler.

The artist duo ASTRONAUTENKOST are the director and author Andreas Schaefer and the actress Claudia Gahrke. ASTRONAUTENKOST works at the interface between poetry, visual arts, music and theatre. The artists’ projects range from staging events at the EXPO, Zollverein Industrial Complex (Zeche Zollverein), and other events in Tel Aviv, Cambridge, New York, London including many other international locations.

Claudia Gahrke, acting training in the master class with Actors Studio founder Robert Lewis, speech training with Guenter Wirth. She was a scholarship holder at the Berlin Theatretreffen. Many Theatre roles, among others: Merteuil in Heiner Muellers „Quartet“ in London. Performances in Brussels, Cambridge and during the EXPO2000,Haus am Waldsee, Berlin. Fraunhofer-Gala “Fest der Forschung” in Dresden.

Andreas Schaefer is a director and author. He attended the master class directing with Robert Lewis (Actors Studio). Productions were performed in Israel, London, Barcelona, Berlin, Brussels, and at the EXPO2000. Schäfer writes an essay series on communication and art in the 21st century and reference book contributions. Since 2009 he is the executive editor of the magazine showcases. He received an European Best Event Award for curation of exhibition SOCKS FOR LIFE in the European Parliament in Brussels.

Else Lasker-Schueler
DIRECTED BY: Andreas Schaefer
ART WORK BY: Britta Paetzold
COSTUME DESIGN BY: Christine Mayer
CAST: Claudia Gahrke,  Maria McDermottroe, Dr. Peter Arnds, Andreas Schaefer

Running Time : 80 mins

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