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Audio Storytelling

Audio Storytelling

Do not disturb

radio play by werkgruppe2

Premiere: 29.03.2023 Deutschlandfunk Kultur

The housekeeping maid moves silently and almost invisibly down the hotel corridors and disappears into the rooms. There she sees what the hotel guest has left behind, freshly covers the beds and collects hair from the bathroom floor. Here the boundaries of intimacy intersect and an illusion is created: for each new guest, the room should appear as if he or she were the first guest. Who are the people who clean the rooms and mostly remain speechless? How would you describe the work under great time pressure, full of discretion, personal responsibility and physical exertion? What is the difference between cleaning a hotel room and cleaning your own apartment? Where do the maids stay when they’re away? A radio play exclusively from interview texts with cleaning staff in German hotels. A commissioned production for Deutschlandfunk Kultur

Narrator: Vernesa Berbo, Composition and sound: Insa Rudolph, Sound and technology: Jan Fraune, Eugenie Kleesattel, Dramaturgy: Barbara Gerland, Director: Silke Merzhäuser, Insa Rudolph

Surviving. The questions (work in progress)

radio play by werkgruppe2
compositions by Insa Rudolph

„ÜBERLEBEN. Die Fragen“ (Surviving. The questions) is a follow up project of ÜBERLEBEN, a werkgruppe2 documentary theater production on the clinic murders that took place in Oldenburg and Delmenhorst between 2000 and 2005.
200 questions that arose during our research and interviews with affected and relatives.

Choice Project 

Podcast by werkgruppe2

For the first time werkgruppe2 publishes a research for listening. In a podcast series we interview experts in Ireland, Sri Lanka, Colombia, Poland, the Netherlands, Germany, Argentina, Namibia, the USA and Japan. The podcasts are created in collaboration with DEINE KORRESPONDENTIN, an online magazine and network of freelance journalists from all over the world.

How is the right to abortion currently regulated in these ten countries? What does the practical implementation look like, where are the barriers, ambiguities and the need for action? Who are the feminist activists and what are they fighting for? Where is resistance? How does the right to abortion correspond with other social movements?

The podcast series is published on the website or can be listened to on Spotify, Itunes, Google Podcasts or Deezer.

#1: Ireland mit der Autorin Una Mullally und der Auslandskorrespondentin Mareike Graepel

#2: Sri Lanka with Sonali Gunasekara, director for advocacy at the Family Planning Association in Sri Lanka and sout-east-asia correspondent Natalie Mayroth

#3: Colombia with Mónica Roa, a human rights lawyer, and the journalist Franziska Pröll

#4: Polamd with artist and musican Karolina Micula and EU-parlliamentarian Terry Reintke

#5: Netherlands with social activist Devia Partiman and journalist Sarah Tekath

#6: Namibia with the young political activist Ndiilokewa Nthengwe and correspondent Lisa Ossenbrink

#7: Germany with Alica Baier and Jana Maeffert (founders of Doctors for Choice e.V.) and journalist Meredith Haaf (in german)

#8: Argentinia theatre producer Marina Rosenzvaig and correspondent Anne Herrberg (in german)

#9: East-Germany with Ulrike Busch, professor for family planning (in german)

#10: USA with sociologist Gretchen Sisson and filmcritic and journalist Marietta Steinhart

© Insa Rudolph