MAUSER IN GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE


MAUSER DIRECTED BY THEODOROS TERZOPOULOS
IN GROTOWSKI INSTITUTE
PREMIERE: TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9th


The premiere of MAUSER by Heiner Müller, directed by Theodoros Terzopoulos in Grotowski Institute will be held on Tuesday, October 9th. The following performances will be on October 10, 12, 13, 14, 18, 19, 20. The rehearsals had started on August 28th, with the participation of Polish actors. The direction of Mauser is part of Grotowski Institute’s project Masters in Residence. Peter Brook, Eugenio Barba and Anatoly Wasiliev have also directed performances within the framework of this project.
Theodoros Terzopoulos and Attis Theatre had participated in the International Festival of the Institute in 2009, presenting the performance Ajax, the madness, a masterclass and lectures. The Festival under the title The World as a Place of Truth was organized on the occasion of the 10th anniversary from J. Grotowski’s death. E. Barba, P. Bausch, P. Brook, L. Flaszen, K. Lupa, R. Schechner, T. Suzuki, K. Warlikowski, A. Wasiliev had also presented their works in that Festival.
On the occasion of Mauser’s premiere, the Grotowski Institute will organize an homage to the work of Theodoros Terzopoulos, including the documentary Theatre Encomium by Dimitris Trikas, video projections of older performances of Attis Theatre and a conference on the performances and the work method of the director. On October 14th  the book Im Labyrinth, Theodoros Terzopoulos begegnet Heiner Müller by Frank Raddatz (ed. Theater der Zeit) translated into Polish by Prof. M. Sugiera, will be presented in public.
Mauser had been presented in Athens, in Attis Theatre, was famously awarded by the audience and highly praised by the critics. Antonis Myriagkos, one of the actors participating in the Attis performance, will be the assistant of Theodoros Terzopoulos. The music is composed by the composer Panayotis Velianitnis, collaborator of Attis Theatre.