In the International Office for Children’s Affairs, staff must handle families waiting to be matched with a suitable adoptive child as well as adopted adults looking to find out more about their origins. History and geography conceal deeply personal questions: what exactly does it mean to ‘welcome’ in Berlin a 7 year-old child born in Vietnam? How to infuse with life and meaning this exile? How can the adopted in adulthood build a sense of self if they know nothing about their birth, their continent, the life they left ? And in such a geopolitical storm, how should family be conceived ?
NEW SHOW AT THE SCHAUBÜHNE
Text and direction Caroline Guiela Nguyen
German translation by Uli Menke
With Veronika Bachfischer, Ilknur Bahadir, Stéphanie Eidt, Ruth Rosenfeld, Irina Usova, Alina Vimbai Strähler…
Set Alice Duchange Costumes Benjamin Moreau Lights Jérémie Papin Sound Antoine Richard Video Jérémie Scheidler Dramaturgy Nils Haarmann Assistant directors Lola Lambert, Amalia Starikow
Production Schaubühne, Les Hommes Approximatifs