Monday Lecture: Staging Memories by Anja Susa

On March 1st from 5 to 7 pm CET Anja Susa will approach the topic of ‘Staging Memories‘. The lecture deals with the present immersive and documentary strategies which deal with the notion of memory or nostalgia through different representational models.

How can we approach the issue of memory in theatre, both individual as well as collective, given the fact that theatre always operates in the “NOW” and, therefore, to paraphrase Sarah Kane, paradoxically has no history itself. How to turn and individual act of remembering into a collective act of ritualizing memory, and by doing so, also ritualizing a community through a short-lived encounter between a performance and its’ spectators? Can there be truth in theatre? And what kind of a truth is that?

Prof. Anja Susa from Stockholm University Of The Arts

Anja Susa is a serbian theatre director, professor and curator. Besides her own artistic work and research, she has been the curator of the BITEF Festival in Belgrade from 2006 to 2016 and is teaching directing in Stockholm since 2019.

Every Monday 5 to 7 pm CET the Alexandria Nova Network offers a lecture, seminar or discussion about methods of (Teaching) directing. The lectures are not public and aim primarily at students of the participating schools. It is however possible to attend the events as a guest. Please write an email to the Alexandria Nova Projectmanager Suzanne Muller-Jaeschke s.muller@hfs-berlin.de to register and receive an entrance link.