In the upcoming weeks we want to offer you a foretaste of what you can expect in October, when the Lettrétage is entirely in the indication of German-Greek literature networking. Here you will find posts about the literary scenes of Athens and Berlin, about differences and similarities in concrete writing practice, writing and publishing in the crisis and many more.
Moreover we will gradually introduce the participating authors : What moves them, where and what they write and what influence has one on the other.
[…] “I always look for synergies, for new elements. This is what makes our projects so unique, both in terms of content and dramaturgy.”
Achim Wieland (artist/designer, director) and Marios Ioannou (actor, director) are the founders of the Theater Collective SRSLYyours. They have collaborated on various stage projects for eight years and their plays, “Woyzeck” and “Fear Industry”, attract international attention.
Their different approaches complement each other just perfect. “Achim always wants me to structure my thoughts but I, in contrast, prefer to work using my impulses. But that really works because he comes from a place where people are able to control their impulses.” “Our cooperation works because we approach our work so differently. We formulate thoughts in different ways. Marios integrates emotions and he thinks linearly, just as a story-teller would. But I always look for synergies, for new elements. This is what makes our projects so unique, both in terms of content and dramaturgy.”
Both love it when something happens in the room during rehearsals or performances – “we love to create reactions and release inspiration. There are various ways to get there – the intellectual path and the emotional path. I am a traditional actor, my job is it to make people feel.”
We are very pleased to welcome Jazra Khaleed as part of our programme. He is part of the panel on the 19th of October: Poetrypolitics, together with Lilly Jäckl (AT), Kyoko Kishida (GR) and Kai Pohl (DE).
A poem by Jazra Khaleed, translation by Michaela Prinzinger, Video by A. A. Fokurov. In Printform: manuskripte 217, 2017.17