Theater im Bahnhof (A) / ART&SHOCK (KAZ) Biografie
Between Bones and Rockets
A play of moment in world politics
21% performance
53% theatre
24% width
2% shower-risk

The director: Pornography – it doesn’t get any closer.
The script editor: I’ve been there, not that I’m interested, but always only briefly. But I have just read an article about “The art of Kazakhstan as a political project.” That’s more substantial.
The director: And how do you want to do it?
The script editor: On a huge field with the figures acting on it. Big wide patch of grass. And Kazakhs have to be in it, I know one, he’ll make the contacts for us.
The stage designer: A friend of mine, who works as a bone identifier, went to Kazakhstan recently.

Stage designer and script editor meet the bone identifier. He lives in between hundreds of boxes full of bones from a Celtic cult site. He has taken beautiful photos. He kept a diary, too. The script editor writes to the Kazakh actors.

The Kazakhs: Nice idea, but we cannot come to Austria for that long, and at such short notice. And we don’t known the festival or the theatre.
The director: Stray dogs would be great, what’s the best porn film you’ve seen?
The script editor: “The Opening of Misty Beethoven”.
The director: I’ll see if I can get hold of the script.
steirischer herbst: How many spectators do you think would be realistic per performance?
The director: A thousand?!
The director: I want a handball team.
The stage designer: Dogs or handball team, steirischer herbst won’t pay for both.
The Kazakhs: We may have time, after all!
The script editor: Dogs, handball team, a porn script, a bone identifier, and two real Kazakhs. That’ll work.

Commissioned by steirischer herbst
Project sponsor Asset One
In co-operation with Institut für Elektronische Musik und Akustik, KUG Graz
With kind support from FH JOANNEUM/IND, Radio Helsinki, ARTilek & Peter Felch

Sat 29/09, Sun 30/09, Fri 05/10, Sat 06/10, Sun 07/10 & Tue 09/10, 5 pm

English, German and Russian language
Talk following the fourth performance

Open air
In case of bad weather further informationen at
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Shuttle Bus
Departure 4 pm
Meeting point Karmeliterplatz
Back after the performance

Maisfeld, Graz - Reininghaus
Helmut Köpping

Pavel Permyakov

Set and Costume design
Johanna Hierzegger

Sound design
Seppo Gründler

Johanna Hierzegger &
Rupert Lehofer

Jacob Banigan, Gabriela Hiti, Elisabeth Holzmeister, Rupert Lehofer & Pavel Permyakov

Based on texts and photos by Christoph Grill

Theater im Bahnhof