This autumn, the “Hotel of Change” opens its doors! The guests? Activists — those among us who go above and beyond in caring for our society, while often neglecting their own needs. The “Hotel of Change” is a wellness oasis right in the middle of town. Here it is seen to that the guests are well-taken care of, that they may recharge their batteries and form fresh a perspective on the causes they have dedicated themselves to.
Uniting Tübingen’s citizens with Hungarian performers on stage, this marks STEREO AKT’s return to the ITZ since their first work here in 2019. In their new documentary stage production, STEREO AKT open a fictional facility where they discuss the conflicts and contradictions that riddle activism. “Hotel of Change” is about personal struggle and experience, about the complex mechanisms of our society, political change and about hope. Most importantly, it is about the daring individuals without whom our world would probably turn a whole lot slower.
Here you find an Interview with director Martin Boross and dramaturg Gabor Thury!
“Hotel of Change is human, has fire, a heart for revolution and the courage to stand up for drastic change and not to accept the world as it is. With its elegant staging, the play gives voice to left-wing realities of life that otherwise often only find a place in Tübingen housing project kitchens.”
Tobias Hauser, Schwäbisches Tagblatt
“In general, a seriousness characterized by curiosity and empathy prevails, which leads to the hotel guests [the activists] really opening up – at the hotel bar, in the elevator, while gardening, during relaxation exercises or in discussion groups. (…) The empathy emanating from the theatermakers carries the evening. The connection between art and activism becomes clear.”
Christoph Ströhle, GEA