Call me by my name
PREMIERE – 2022/04/28
Artistic Direction:
Stefan Herrmann

Stage and Costume Design:
Veronika Witlandt

Juliane Hendes

Timea Olga Nagy

Krisztina Bajnóczi
Edina Dénes
Brigitte Herrmann
Sarolta Lakatos
Melanie Weiss
Béla Feka
Mark Feka
Willi Herrmann
György Lakatos
György János Lakatos

Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste

with funds from the Federal Government

Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR

With the kind support of
Allianz Cultural Foundation

Premiere: 2022/04/28
Theater: Theater im Delphi

A musical-performative theater evening with European Sinti:zze and Rom:nja

What do you see when you see me? What do I see when I look at me? What do I see when I look at you?

Every day, Sinti:zze and Rom:nja move in a world of foreign attributions and prejudices. Numerous clichés and stereotypes are projected onto them from the outside: they are supposed to be music-making nomads and spirited dancers, unattached and free, including romantic campfires in the woods. But what if reality deviates from these cemented images? And what if it doesn’t?

How do I go my own way independent of all external circumstances and perceptions? How can I be myself, with all my facets and contradictions?

Together with Sinti:izze and Rom:nja from Hungary and Germany, director and Sinto Stefan Herrmann tells of empowerment and self-assertion, of double exclusion, of stereotypes reproduced again and again and the attempt to invalidate them. With the ensemble of the Hungarian dance group “Romano Glaszo” he asks: How can the visibility of one’s own identity function in a world full of prejudices? And what price am I willing to pay for my struggle to overcome resistance?

Photos © Stefan Herrmann

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