Lass uns reden Ophelia lass dich nicht hängen

aus: Ich warte schon seit drei Fantas auf meinen Auftritt (Rip-off Monologe)

Most of the world’s most famous plays include a cast of minor characters whose actors spend a lot of time hanging around in the canteen waiting for their cue. Here, Laura Naumann gives three of them the rare opportunity to present things from their view. Exasperated by his “nightmare children”, Hansel and Gretel’s father contacts a reality TV show in a last-ditch attempt to bring some calm and order into his family life. Gertrud, Hamlet’s mother, tries to persuade Ophelia to give up her stubborn silence and find her own voice among all the men trying to speak for her. Inspired by Brecht’s figure of the voiceless Katrin, another of Naumann’s characters takes the opposite approach by speaking one last time on behalf of all victims of sexual violence before beginning a self-imposed silence and refusing to interact with the world. These “Rip Off Monologues” can be performed either in their own right or in combination.

Laura Naumann

Laura Naumann

Laura Nauman was born in Leipzig in 1989, and grew up near Chemnitz. She volunteered for one year at the Theater Junge Generation Dresden; and has studied creative writing and cultural journalism at the University Hildesheim. In the years 2006 and 20 ...

Plays by Laura Naumann

U: 04.06.2016 Hessisches Staatstheater Wiesbaden (Regie: Sophia Stürmer)