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  • Theater + Artist Talk
  • Faust
  • Goethe
  • Bridge Markland
  • Festival
  • Sa., 17.06.2017, 15:00
–> Brotfabrik

PAF Special: Artist Talk following 'faust in the box'

A Collage of the edited play with popular music of different generations, performed as one-woman-show with hand puppets. Bridge Markland performs high speed changes between Mephisto, Faust and Margaret and acts with intense physicality lip-syncing. Meet the Artist after the show.

  • 1”...Bridge Markland brings out the piece’s many levels. For her, as for Goethe, it’s about love and suffering, God and the devil. A simple parody which did nothing but ridicule could never be as enthralling and entertaining as this performance in a cardboard box.” Oliver Kranz, Corso, Deutschlandfunk (2008). Foto © Dirk Holtkamp-Endemann
  • 2 Marie Golüke, Performerin, Theatermacherin, Theaterscout

Bridge Markland conjures a fresh new Faust out of her box and gives a completely new look at some famous pop songs swell. The audiences are invited to discuss about Bridges interpretation of Goethe's 'Faust' and to look behind the collages of classical German theatre pieces with pop music.

The show is part of the Performing Arts Festival.
You can find information about the tickets (9/13,50€) on the festival's website. 

The participation to the post-performance talk is free. You can register under reservierung(at)theaterscoutings-berlin.de. 


3:00 pm – Performance 
After the show - Meet the Artist/Artist Talk

Karten-Telefon: 030/ 47 14 001
Karten per E-Mail: karten(at)brotfabrik-berlin.de
  • Sa., 17.06.2017, 15:00
wo: Brotfabrik, Caligariplatz 1, Pankow, 13086 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue


The Brotfabrik Bühne (Bread Factory Theatre) in the Weissensee district of Berlin is an independent venue for touring shows and co-productions from Berlin's independent scene as well as national and international groups. The programme, comprising around 300 performances a year, evidence a diverse range of forms and genres, from plays, performance, dance and musical theatre to improvisation, puppet and object theatre. Young artists and groups regularly perform in the 40-80 seat auditorium alongside established theatre makers. Another focus of the programme is the productions for children.


About the piece

faust in the box (english version)

Scientist Dr. Faust is searching for ultimate knowledge and fun. Mephisto appears - who can fulfill any desire, but Faust has to sell him his soul. In this fast paced One-Woman+Puppets-LipSync Show Bridge Markland quick changes between Faust, Mephisto and Gretchen. Additional characters are performed with hand puppets. J.W. Goethe’s famous theatrical texts are collaged with quotes from well known pop songs. Roy Orbison sings “Pretty Woman” when Faust first sees Gretchen. Elvis coaches the inexperienced girl with “Falling In Love”. To which Madonna sings: “Like a Virgin”. This love story doesn’t have a happy end in this version either, but is a lot of fun for the viewers. 

About the Artist

Bridge Markland

The Berlin performer Bridge Markland is a virtuoso of roleplay and transformation. An artist who effortlessly crosses boundaries between dance, theatre, performance, cabaret and puppet theatre. Her speciality are transgender-performances in which the audience can experience the change of woman to man (or vice versa).
Markland is a pioneer of drag and gender performance in Germany. Presently her main focus are collages of classical German theatre pieces with pop music – performed as lip-synced solos using role change and puppets: faust in the box (German), faust in the box (English) after Goethes Faust (part 1), krug in the box (German) Heinrich von Kleist: The broken Jug, räuber in the box (German) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers, robbers in the box(english) after Friedrich Schiller: The Robbers / Die Räuber. leonce + lena in the box (German) after Georg Büchner: Leonce and Lena