L'ALBUM DE KARL HOCKER

Poland | Theatre

Teatr Trans-Atlantyk

► 3 & 4 Février – 20H15 | Durée 1h30 ► Salle B9-St Luc / Polonais surtitré français

 

Paul Bargetto disassembles the human machinery of the Holocaust, using a set of photographs collected by Karl Höcker, an officer in the SS. They consist of over a hundred images, unique of their kind, showing the lives of officers and administrators running the camp of Auschwitz-Birkenau. Using these pictures, the director has organised a collective work of memory, with five of the actors from the company he founded in Warsaw, and with the playwright Matgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk. An American by birth, he has shared his time in the past fifteen years between the United States and Europe, working on political subjects. The group is an advocate of documentary theatre and uses improvisation to reconstitute the scenes in which SS Lieutenant Karl Höcker is shown surrounded by his superiors, senior Nazi dignitaries, and those showing the young women from the hospital or from the Solahütte, the lakeside resort used by the personnel of Auschwitz-Birkenau. This album, whose pages are turned by Teatr Trans-Atlantyk, is an encouragement to us to remember always! 

 

Karl Höcker Album - trailer from Culture.pl on Vimeo.

Director: Paul Bargetto Script: Matgorzata Sikorska-Miszczuk With: Helena Chorzelska, Marta Król, Krzysztof Polkowski, Grzegorz Sierzputowski, Tomasz Sobczak Costumes: Agnieszka Kaczynska Hairdressing: Jaga Hupalo – Born to Create Production management: Agata Balcerzak Coproduction: The Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Sopot Non-Fiction Festival, Centrum Kultury Bemowo, Instytut Teatralny, and Fundacja Teatru Trans-Atlantyk © Honorata Karapuda.