Like no other news programme, PPNews (Polit Puppet News) reports locally and subjectively. In public screenings and live on the street, PPNews lets real dogs, Barbie dolls and puppetted performers speak. The three-part show is based on interview recordings, comments and spontaneous encounters in the Stuttgart area on the topics of security in public space – homelessness, racism and protective measures.
Armada of Arts
Direction, stage, costume: Nora Schruth, Sarah Hoemske
Text, concept: Anne Jelena Schulte
Editor: Katharina Kersten
Video: David Campesino
Puppetry, Performance: Gilda Coustier, Friederike Miller, Jonathan Strotbek
Engineering, graphics: Federica Menegatti
Tuesday, July 21, 5:00 p.m,
6:30 and 8:00,
Theaterhaus parking lot
Thursday, July 23rd, 5:00 p.m, 6:30 and 8:00,
Saturday, July 25, 4:30 p.m, 6:00 and 7:30,
Like no other news programme, PPNews (Polit Puppet News) reports locally and subjectively. PPNews lets dogs, Barbie dolls and puppetted performers* talk about ARMADA OF ARTS. The three-part show is based on interview recordings of sound bites, analyses of blog entries and comments as well as spontaneous encounters on the topics of homelessness, security versus freedom and racism.
Especially in times of Corona, PPNews wants to report on the perspectives of those who are not considered “normal” or do not belong. And this is why PPNews looks back at those of us who consciously or unconsciously benefit from this social classification.
For DIE IRRITIERTE STADT, ARMADA OF ARTS is developing a new, locally based edition of the PPNews news show with human rights activist Katharina Kersten, author Anne Jelena Schulte, video artist David Campesino, puppeteers Gilda Coustier, Frieder Miller and Jonathan Strotbek, architect Federica Menegatti and set and costume designers Nora Schruth and Sarah Hoemske.
What are PPNews?
PPNews is a news show with puppets, which processes maximum local information independently and subjectively into news reports. The format was developed in Dresden for three very differently structured city districts as a hybrid of journalism and theatre. The show’s host, Mika Eni Bott, guides the audience through the show’s contributions in a deliberately sobering and unobjective manner.
ARMADA OF ARTS
The theatre collective Armada of Arts was founded in Dresden in 2016 by women from Berlin and Dresden. All members of the ARMADA work in solidarity, interdisciplinary and experimentally on the project of creatively shaping socio-political responsibility. All the projects that have been developed so far were created with the aim of practising theatrical means across borders, inventing new formats and considering theatre as a forum for questions of justice, politics and beauty.
Armada of Arts mostly works with puppets and objects, as these allow for a captivating pictorial reduction. The public space, in its many forms, is an essential element in the company’s work to make theatre accessible to all and to mix reality with fiction.