"Call Cutta in a box": Presentation by Joerg Karrenbauer

"Call Cutta in a box" is an intercontinental phone play developed by "Rimini Protokoll" and will be on show in Teaterhuset Avant Garden from October 1-8, 2011.

Rimini Protokoll is the label of three theatre makers (Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel) who got to know each other as students of applied theatre science in Giessen/Germany. Since 2000 they have created a series of important stage productions as well as site-specific works in a variety of configurations. Rimini Protokoll is recognized as being among the leaders and creators of the theatre movement known as "reality trend" or documentary theatre, which has exerted a powerful influence on the theatre scene not only in Europe. Amongst others they were awarded the "Europe Prize New Theatrical Realities" in 2008 and in 2009 Stefan Kaegi received the "European Routes Award for Cultural Diversity" for his site-specific project "Cargo Sofia-X", in which the audience is placed in the back of a truck and followes the traces of two Bulgarian truck drivers.

For "Call Cutta in a box" Kaegi joined forces with Jörg Karrenbauer who collaborates with Rimini Protokoll since 2002. For three years Karrenbauer toured the project in more than 30 cities in Europe and the Middle East before he brought the truck to Asia and developed new versions for festivals in Tokyo, Singapore and the Expo in Shanghai. For NTNU's festival "INDIA 2011" he sets up "Call Cutta in a box" in Trondheim.

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