Spektakel

Penitence

Rafael David Kohn, Mierscher Kulturhaus, Collateral Drama
When faith and rationality collide

 
Penitence © MKH
Penitence © MKH

25.02.2023 | 20:00 | Tickets
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Premiere
24.02.2023 | 20:00 | Tickets
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Schulvorstellung
24.02.2023 | 10:00

Ticket 30.0 €
Gero 28.0 €
Student 15.0 €
Kulturpass 1.5 €

Reservation school performance
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T. 26 32 43 1

 

“When I decided to become a priest, my mother cried. She was so sad. She wanted grandchildren. I denied her that joy.”

Michael, a catholic priest, struggles with his own faith, but tries to take care of his parish the best he can. One day a troubled young woman enters his confessional, she clearly needs help but is beyond the capabilities of a priest, so Michael suggests she might be better off seeing a psychologist. Unfortunately, the woman storms out. That might have been the end of it, but she later visits him at his home and even worse she commits suicide the very next day.

Michael must deal with the fallout of this incident without betraying his beliefs. In flashbacks the audience realizes that the woman (Elizabeth) was not as innocent as everybody thought but might have been a devil in disguise.

Penitence is a play, that tries to humanize those who have chosen to become priests in the catholic church, while constantly challenging the beliefs of its characters and audience.



 

Workshops


Director and writer RDK offers two exciting workshops in the context of the production of Penitence.

THE ART OF Being in the Moment – Acting Workshop
With Rafael David Kohn, Writer and director
When? February 11th & 12th 2023 | 10h-16h
Where? Mierscher Kulturhaus (53, rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, L-7520 Mersch)
Admission fees: 250€ for both days
RSVP until February 7th 2023 at: collateraldrama.lux@gmail.com
The workshop will be held in English and German.

The theater company Collateral Drama is offering an acting workshop as part of its upcoming production “Penitence”. Every actor is in quest for a more truthful and in-the-moment acting style, but often worry they won't be able to maintain ease and grace at the same time. The purpose of this workshop is to offer actors the tools for a wider approach to their work. Through a tested combination of Meisner and Checkhov exercises, they could gain greater emotional freedom and versatility on stage. Rafael David Kohn has directed plays at Nationaltheater Weimar, Teatrul national Radu Stanca Sibiu, and many stages all around Luxembourg; but also workshops in Togo, Germany, Luxembourg, and Bulgaria. His last play "Medea" was staged at Théâtres de la Ville de Luxembourg in March 2022.
 

THE ART OF Playwriting – Workshop
With Rafael David Kohn, Writer and director
When? February 25th & 26th 2023 | 10h-16h
Where? Mierscher Kulturhaus (53, rue Grande-Duchesse Charlotte, L-7520 Mersch)
Admission fees: 250€ for both days | Included: a free ticket for “Penitence”, for the 24th or 25th of February at 20h00.
RSVP until February 20th 2023 at: collateraldrama.lux@gmail.com
The workshop will be held in English and German.

The word 'wright' designates a builder or a maker, a playwright is thus the maker/builder of a play. The theater company Collateral Drama is offering a playwrighting workshop as part of its upcoming production “Penitence”. Rafael David Kohn is a trained playwright from the University of Arts in Berlin, where he studied playwrighting and screenwriting under Oliver Bukowski, Thomas Jonigk, John von Du?ffel, David Spencer, and others. He has also refined his craft through workshops with Simon Stephens and Neil LaBute. Over 20 plays by Rafael have been staged in Germany, Luxembourg, Romania and Togo. In 2012, his play “Waffensalon” was selected by the European Theatre Convention as one of the 119 best European contemporary plays. In 2018 he was a writer in residence at the Théâtre National du Luxembourg. He is credited for several radioplays, short stories and essays, and has worked as a workshop director for many years. His first novel “Che Guevarra war ein Mörder” was published in 2017 by Hydre Éditions; Rafael was also a resident at the prestigious “Literarisches Colloquium Berlin” in 2022. During the workshop, you will get an introduction to the fundamentals of dramatic structure, various techniques to build tension in a scene and how to develop characters effectively.
 

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Estimated duration 1h15
Age 16 +
Language English

Director/playwright Rafael David Kohn Assistant director/dramaturgist Daliah Kentges Stage design Jörg Brombacher Actors Whitney Fortmueller, John Fleming, Timothy Lone Production Mierscher Kulturhaus, Collateral Drama

Creation EN_22-23

Jugend 16+

53, rue G.-D. Charlotte
L-7520 Mersch
Tél.: 26 32 43-1
info@kulturhaus.lu