BY SUSANNE SCHWAB AND CHRISTINE HÄRTER | 10+
Premiere 9th November 2022 | netstage live
Director and conception Susanne Schwab
Collaboration Conception Christine Härter
Room and Costumes Karin Waltenberger
Dramaturgy Nele Neitzke, Christine Härter
“Playing a game” and “playing a character” – theatre is always already partly a game played – and in principle, the audience always plays along: every performance is unique, depending not only on the actors, but also on how spectators breathe, laugh, cough, … But can the audience also intervene more actively in the production? For two seasons now, one of our productions has been a mix of theatre and game – we borrow mechanics from (computer) games and mix them with acting and play it online on our netstage – the interactivity helps to overcome the lack of a shared space. What was partly a necessity has been opening up new possibilities for us to create an interaction that we seldomly achieve in the theatre space otherwise.
As with Expectation: First Snow and Mission: K.L.I.M.A., Susanne Schwab and Christine Härter are currently inventing our third online theatre game. Whether escape room or quiz, branching narrative or … maybe an action jump ’n‘ run – we keep on experimenting and playing both theatre and games.
SCIENCE FOR CHILDREN | 8+
Premiere 29th April, 2023 | “Circus of Knowledge” (Zirkus des Wissens)
Director Nele Neitzke
Stage and Costumes kunstuniversität linz as part of the course Stage Design with Stefan Brandtmayr
Dramaturgy Martin Schönbauer, Elias Lehner
In April 2023, the department for Theatre for Young Audiences will celebrate a premiere in cooperation with the „Zirkus des Wissens“ (“Circus of Knowledge”) at the Johannes Kepler University Linz. We are very pleased to see another institution coming to life in Linz – which is also dedicated to a young and young-at-heart audience – and are thrilled that circus and theatre are teaming up to make science and theatre comprehensible to our audiences. Do you have time? Then join us on a playful research trip around the phenomenon of time.
AN IMMERSIVE THEATRICAL GAME OF „DAS PLANETENPARTY PRINZIP“ | 14+
Cooperation between Landestheater Linz and SCHÄXPIR
Premiere 15th June, 2023 | External venue
Director Simon Windisch
Production Manager Nora Köhler
Concept/Game Design Simon Windisch, Nora Köhler, Leonie Bramberger, Moritz Ostanek
Stage and Costumes Andrea Meschik
Dramaturgy Christine Härter, Nele Neitzke
Putsch is a simulation, a game, an experimental set-up. In Putsch, the spectators are also the players – as members of an up-and-coming start-up, they meet bizarre characters, fulfill orders, make decisions and deal with the rules of the company. Individuality meets conformity, rules can be followed, questioned or negated – the result, as in real life, is open and dependent on everyone’s decisions …
With the productions Part of the Game Game and Spaze Maze Game, the Graz-based group „Das Planetenparty Prinzip“ already made a name for itself. In 2020, the “Planeten” were awarded a special prize of the board of ASSITEJ Austria. Putsch is part of Landestheater Linz “Jugend spielt …” (Youth plays …) series, where young people from 15 years of age and older are invited to a casting, to be part of a theatre production – this time alongside professional performers in this production directed by Simon Windisch.