In Performance: SCHWARZE JUNGFRAUEN June 2-5, 2010 (Berlin)

SCHWARZE JUNGFRAUEN

by Feridun Zaimoğlu and Günter Senkel
Directed by Neco Çelik
Ballhaus Naunynstraße
Repeat performance 2 – 5 June 2010 at 8:00 pm

Die Schwarzen Jungfrauen stehen wie ausgestellt einzeln in ihren Zellen. Das macht Anspielung auf den Voyeurismus der Mehrheitsgesellschaft auf die Minderheiten © Hülya Gürler

Die Schwarzen Jungfrauen stehen wie ausgestellt einzeln in ihren Zellen. Das macht Anspielung auf den Voyeurismus der Mehrheitsgesellschaft auf die Minderheiten © Hülya Gürler

The stage premiere of the Kreuzberg filmmaker Neco Çelik is based on a series of interviews Feridun Zaimoğlu and Günter Senkel conducted with young Muslim converts in Germany. The women they meet want nothing less than the perfect symbiosis of sex and Islam and humbly conclude that naked does not equal pagan and being bandaged from top to toe is not always a complete negation of worldly interests.

Premiered in 2006, the play caused an uproar, made it to the front page of Theaterheute and was invited to the Mühlheim Theatre Days.

“The play lets the women speak for themselves: they are candid, articulate, well-educated, energetic, self-confident and, well, dangerous. These young virgins should certainly be ’handled with care’.”
K. Riesselmann, TAZ

Starring
Javeh Asefdjah
Nermin Çelik
Melek Erenay
Pınar Erincin
Katja Zinsmeister

UA Hebbel am Ufer for Beyond Belonging – Migration² by Shermin Langhoff (March 2006).
Repeat performance stage in cooperation with Ballhaus Naunynstraße and Hebbel am Ufer.
Performing rights: Rowohlt Theater Verlag Reinbek bei Hamburg.

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