23rd Festival 2013 / Programme

Main programme

Freitag 8. Nov. // 19.30 – 20.45 Uhr

Ab 14 Jahre

Theater der Jungen Welt

Brokentalkers, Dublin



»The Blue Boy«
(»Der blaue Junge«)   (Videoausschnitt  )


Konzeption, Text und Inszenierung:

Feidlim Cannon, Gary Keegan

Deutsche Übersetzung:

Martin Michael Driessen


Eddie Kay


Séan Millar

Bühnenbild und Kostüme:

Lucy Andrews, David Fagan


Kilian Waters


Sarah Jane Shiels



Sinéad O’Loughlin, Daniel Keane



Mary-Louise McCarthy, Jessica Kennedy, Megan Kennedy,  Dylan Coburn Gray, Eddie Kay, Gary Keegan (auch Schlagzeug), Stephen Lehane


Lucy Andrews (Violoncello)

In englischer Sprache mit deutscher Simultanübersetzung

Im Anschluss an die Vorstellung findet ein Publikumsgespräch statt.
Moderation: Dr. Martina Bako, Theaterwissenschaftlerin, Universität Leipzig

A blue ghost is haunting the Dublin suburb of Artane. A child at the Artane school, one of the largest children’s homes in Ireland, died under mysterious circumstances. Children in grey suits with frozen faces beat their heads against the wall, fold their hands to pray and wipe the tables and floors. A sinister, merciless atmosphere prevails in the school. Hunger, fear and loneliness transform the individual into a submissive tool.

The piece »The Blue Boy« deals with the Ryan report, which takes a position on the abuse scandal in the Catholic Church and was published in Ireland in 2009. The circumstances in Catholic schools were kept quiet for decades. Feidlim Cannon and Gary Keegan interviewed the victims and conducted research. The text, sound and visual materials collected were transformed into a scenic and multimedia stage collage.

Feidlim Cannon, born in 1978, and Gary Keegan, born in 1976, studied at the Drama School in Dublin and De Montfort University in Leicester / England. They founded the company Brokentalkers in 2001 in Dublin after completing their studies. Their goal was to create a space for authentic performances as an alternative to traditional theatre. Brokentalkers have been guests in various European countries and in the USA.

Uraufführung: 06.10.2011, Dublin Theatre Festival, The Lir
Kontakt: www.quaternaire.org
Produktion: Brokentalkers
Koproduktion: Ulster Bank Dublin Theatre Festival / LÓKAL – International Theatre Festival Reykjavík / Noorderzon Performing Arts Festival Groningen / Korjaamo Theatre, Helsinki / Stage – Helsinki Theatre Festival / Cork Midsummer Festival

Das Gastspiel in Leipzig erfolgt mit freundlicher Unterstützung durch Culture Ireland, Dublin.