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Arctic Hysteria
Bindlestiff Studio
San Francisco, CA
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Arctic Hysteria
A movement-based, bilingual (German/English) play with sound and video installation by Berlin-based international theater company Kinderdeutsch Projekts. Part musical, part B-grade incest porn, part disastrous sparkle pop music video.

Arctic Hysteria marks the company's return to the US and West Coast debut, and will showcase a dream-team of international artists in a limited 2 week run.

Produced by SNAP - spearheaded by Jessica Heidt (formerly of Climate Theater) and Randy Rollison (Intersection for the Arts) - and funded by the Creative Work Fund and the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

Set in a land of artificial snow and imagined Eskimos, the play follows three ungrateful daughters as they unwillingly inherit a frozen kingdom from their warlord mother - in the process descending into madness and taking the play with them.    

This is Kinderdeutsch Projekts' fourth production with playwright Abi Basch since its founding in 2005. Past works have been produced internationally by companies and festivals such as the Ontological-Hysteric Incubator in New York, Intransitos Gallery in Berlin, Theaterhaus Hildesheim, Patravadi Theatre in Bangkok and the Theater Without Stages Festival in St. Petersburg.

Kinderdeutsch Projekts received an Austin Critics Table Award and a B. Iden Payne Award for fEaR oF a F├╝HrEr, "Must See" status from the Hildesheimer Allgemeine newspaper for Preservation, and press for Foreign C. in Time Out New York that likened the actors to "Wim Wenders angels."

Director Else Marie Laukvik from Oslo, Norway
(Eugenio Barba's Odin Teatret)

Actors Thorsten Bihegue and Stefanie Fiedler from Berlin, Germany
(Stadttheater Giessen, Theater Rudolstadt)

Costume designer Irina Kruzhilina from Moscow, Russia
(Mabou Mines, Brooklyn Academy of Music)

Set Designer Sue Rees from London, UK
(MoMa Dublin, Mass MoCa)

Dramaturg Duca Knezevic from Belgrade, former Yugoslavia
(Dah Teatar, BITEF Festival)

Actor Molly Shaiken from San Francisco, USA
(Theatre Rhinoceros, Upon These Boards)

Playwright Abi Basch from San Francisco, USA
(Two Jerome Fellowships, Estonian National Ballet)

Consulting Dramaturg Caroline Weist from Philadelphia, USA
(Fulbright Fellowship)

Lighting Designer Marnie Cumings from New York City, USA
(The Ohio, The Kitchen)

Composer Paula Matthusen from New York City, USA
(Ballett Frankfurt, Joyce SoHo)

Photo Credit: James Hosking



Bindlestiff Studio (View)
185 6th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States


Arts > Performance
Arts > Theatre

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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