Whispering, laughing, complaining. And finally someone says: “Open your eyes, and you will see!” Schauspielhaus Graz is expanding the object of Janet Echelman in front of its building in the form of an audio drama with a strong acoustic note. Texts are sourced from plays of the season as well as from “Cyrano de Bergerac” by Edmond Rostand, which will be played from 10 June on the casemates. A challenge for the audience: Recognising from which plays the quotes have been taken. The text fragments are spoken by actors of the ensemble; the audio drama was created by the musician Matthias Grübel.
Matthias Grübel (D, born 1982) published his music on several labels and produced theatre music at the Schaubühne and the Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, at Thalia Theater Hamburg and Théâtre National de Strasbourg. He is associated with Director Jan-Christoph Gockel through long-standing cooperation. Furthermore, he most recently worked with Falk Richter, Marius von Mayenburg, Jette Steckel, the collective Copy & Waste and the choreograph Kat Valastur. In addition, audio drama works have been created for Bayerischer Rundfunk, SWR and Deutschlandradio. During this play time, Grübel created the music for “The Good God of Manhattan” at the Schauspielhaus.
„Visitors are able to perceive the Schauspielhaus in a totally new light with the poetic light installation on the Freiheitsplatz while listening to a suitable, short audio drama as an outlook on the plays of the coming season.” (Iris Laufenberg, Director Schauspielhaus Graz)