Frauenliebe Inc.

Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg
Foto: Benjamin Krieg

FRAUENLIEBE, INC. crosses Robert Schumann's only song cycle for female voice with the story of the German serial killer Geesche Gottfried and the life of American homemaking magnate Martha Stewart. The former, executed in Bremen in the year in which Adalbert von Chamisso's poems were published, practiced an extreme form of feminism by poisoning every man that crossed her path with arsenic coffee. And the latter turned her small catering enterprise into LivingStewartOmnimedia, a self-advertising system of cooking shows, magazines, books and product placement like nothing you've ever seen before. FRAUENLIEBE, INC. reacts to the intimacy of the song cycle "Frauenliebe und -leben" (A Woman's Love and Life), this total encroachment and exposure of privacy and emotion, which always also implicates a taste of the pornographic, with deconstruction - where homemaking becomes art.
With Kirsten Burger, Armin Dallapiccola and Denise Schönefeld.

  • Piano and Musical Direction: Armin Pommeranz
  • Stage Direction: Johannes Müller
  • Stage Design: Friederike Meese
  • Assistant Stage Design: Friederike Schmidt-Colinet
  • Costumes: Philine Rinnert
  • Make-Up: Elena Irsigler
  • Technical Direction: Ralf Arndt
  • Graphic Design: Rolf Eusterschulte
  • Press: k3 berlin
  • Production / Dramaturgy: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture

Funded by Kulturamt Pankow and Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V., supported by the Berlin University of the Arts, excerpts from "Bremer Freiheit" by Rainer Werner Fassbinder kindly permitted by (c) Verlag der Autoren, Frankfurt am Main/Fassbinder Foundation, Berlin. Our sincere thanks to Klauke Service & Support/Rheda-Wiedenbrück and Kitchen Aid.

Ballhaus Ost Berlin:

4. Februar 2009 and 5., 11., 12., 13. Februar 2009

Hamburger Sprechwerk:

27. and 28. Februar 2009