Kathrin Röggla

die machthaber
die X gebote
Auftragsarbeit für das Schauspielhaus Wien
2 D, 2 H
UA: 3.03.2010 · Schauspielhaus Wien · Directed by: Daniele Kranz
Kathrin Röggla brings together four "power brokers" who steer the course of the world’s economy - the investment banker, the entrepreneur, the politician, the banker, all in a meeting room: "we do not know the exact task at hand, but it is clear that it is a game where they must be able to imagine themselves into situations out of an ordinary day at work. The old neoliberal paradox comes into play: you have to be a good team player and number one at the same time. Everyone knows that he or she is observed: they sit somewhere, the invisible inspectors, and so they play to the front, to show that they have mastered their jobs." However, the game gets out of hand and sets in motion a "financial tsunami" which no one can stop.