I’m not the only one
What drives one to leave one’s home, and what is home anyway? Is it one’s family? Animals? Is it the smell, the food, the air? Is it the smog? The slogans of our childhood that stands for todays´ folklore?
These questions are dealt with in mythology and target group analyses alike. Constanza Macras and her international ensemble approach these and many other themes, these inner and outward trips, in their new production I’m Not the Only One. As always with their works, at issue are the consequences that result when various cultures clash; we assimilate and integrate everything, but how much do we really understand?
I’m Not the Only One develops a piece of fiction that takes the actors’ various motivations for departure as a starting point. Like the heroes in fairy tales and myths, they are subject to a transformation, each in his own individual way. In this way, myth and reality, archetypes and autobiography mix. And again and again we are faced with the question: what and where was home anyway?
I’m Not the Only One consists of two parts shown on two different evenings, each part with a different cast. Both may be viewed on their own.
A production by CONSTANZA MACRAS | DorkyPark and the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz, in co-production with the Schauspielhaus Vienna, Theater Chur, Fondazione Musica per Roma and Duo Dijon. Made possible by the support of the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.