Direction: Romy Dins, Frithjof Gawenda Composition, musical direction: Richard Grimm Performance, Songwriting, musical co-direction: Mathias Baresel Vocals, performance, musical dramaturgy: Frieda Gawenda Sounddesign, musical co-direction: Antonia Alessia Virginia Beeskow Equipment: Laurenz Raschke Dramaturgy, production management: Anne Inken Bickert
Project. The production is inspired by the life of Erfurt punk musician Dieter “Otze” Ehrlich and his band “Schleimkeim”, which was part of the GDR’s musical underground. The 1990s were a disaster for Otze Ehrlich: there was no longer an enemy from above, and his use of drugs led to his mental breakdown. Based on this biography, the project critically reflects on the German-German history of the reunification and post-reunification years, the conflict between anarchy and rules and the futile search for freedom.
Initial production: Staatstheater Darmstadt 2nd and 3rd stage of development: Musiktheater im Revier Gelsenkirchen, Theater Bremen