a play by the Tadpole Repertory

Supported by the 50 Year Anniversary Grant Programme of the Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan, India

6-8 May | 7 pm
Siddhartha Hall, Goethe-Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Kasturba Gandhi Marg, New Delhi
Passes available at the Venue | Entry on a first-come, first-served basis
The play is in English.

About the Play
Homi H is mesmerised by Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul) as a student in England. He decides to adapt it for the stage with his Delhi-based theatre group, The Building Company. He throws himself headfirst into the production, forsaking his personal life and taking singular responsibility for the project. He works tirelessly to make it worthy of the original film and the genius of Fassbinder. From the beginning, his efforts are fraught: there are loopholes and oversights in his script, the actors struggle with the plot and become lost in the jumble of the director’s ideas of their characters and their counterparts in the film. Most crucially, his dedication to the project leads him to fetishise the German filmmaker to the point of imitation. He imagines that if he can be and work like Fassbinder, everything will fall into place …

Devised and performed by the Tadpole Repertory, Ich Bin Fassbinder chronicles an ill-fated theatre production and a magnificent obsession with one of German theatre and cinema’s most engimatic artists, Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

written and directed by  Neel Chaudhuri
with  Amrita Lalljee, Anirudh Nair, Bikram Ghosh, Dhirendra Tiwary, Dinker Sharma, Kriti Pant, Mallika Taneja, Oroon Das, Shena Gamat, Tanya Loond

assistant director | Tanya Loond
stage and set design | Vaibhavi Kowshik
sound design and original music | Samar Grewal
lighting design | Rahul Rai
publicity design and video | Yashas Chandra


~ by Momo on May 4, 2011.

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