DIE STEUERERKLÄRUNG is THE big community-building financial event of the year! But soon enough, frustration sets in: Too time-consuming, too complicated, too bureaucratic. And doesn’t the whole system feel like exploitation? Yet the idea of a social welfare state is excellent: a well-functioning tax system could ensure that money goes where it’s needed.
The performance collective hannsjana takes the tax return seriously as a “declaration” and turns it – with a grand glamorous gesture and a group of magpies – into a manifesto for a solidarity-based society. In a spectacularly theatrical way, the performers translate the dry form into their own list of demands for financial justice, taking a feminist look at bureaucratic overload in an entertaining and humorous revue.
CONCEPT, DIRECTION, DRAMATURGY, TEXT, PERFORMANCE: hannsjana (Alice Escher, Laura Besch, Jule Gorke, Katharina Siemann and Marie Weich)
EXPERT, VIDEO GUEST: Sarah S. Michelis
COMPOSITION, MUSIC: Laura Besch
MASK MAKING: Marie Weich
STAGE AND COSTUME DESIGN: Àngela Ribera
LIGHTING DESIGN: Susana Alonso
SOUND: Ignacio Buquete
PICTURE CREDITS: Mayra Wallraff
A production by hannsjana in co-production with SOPHIENSÆLE. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.
The guest performance is supported by the NATIONALE PERFORMANCE NETZ Gastspielförderung Theater, funded by the Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, as well as the Kultur- und Kunstministerien der Länder.