ImPulsTanz 2017


The Audition

A protagonist – Stephen Hawking, probably the most famous physicist in the world today, a popular movie about this solitary personality, and a fictitious casting studio for the role of the hero – this is the material the group toxic dreams uses to examine a question that is both pressing and hilarious: why are disabled people mostly portrayed by non-disabled people on the silver screen? The characters in the piece by toxic dreams are the celebrated casting director Nina Gold and three contenders for the main part in the biopic about Hawking, The Theory of Everything. Which of them is the most “authentic”? And what happens when the usual constellation is turned upside down?