JUDITH SHAKESPEARE – RAPE AND REVENGe

Judith Shakespeare is tired of being her famous brother’s idea generator. She finally wants to be heard as an author. After she was able to exchange William’s cell phone number for an appointment with the theater director, she sensed success: What if only the last name was on the poster? She commissions Judith to write a play about rape culture , without expecting that the patriarchy will eventually abolish itself.

Paula Thielecke’s play continues Virginia Woolf’s idea that Shakespeare might have had a gifted sister and brings her into the present day with quick dialogues, feminist cross-references and a choir of survivors. The Lithuanian director Laura Kutkaitė , who won the Festival Jury Prize Fast Forward in 2022 with her work THE SILENCE OF THE SIRENS , is directing a performance for the first time at the Dresden State Theater and is once again addressing the question of why stories of self-evident violence against women continue to shape our culture.

“JUDITH SHAKESPEARE – RAPE AND REVENGE”

PAULA THIELECKE 
2024 March 2nd

DIRECTOR

Laura Kutkaitė

SET AND COSTUME DESIGNER

Paulina Turauskaitė

CHOREOGRAPHER

Agnietė Lisičkinaitė

dramaturg

Lea Aupperle

PRODUCED BY:

STAATSSCHAUSPIEL DRESDEN

COMPOSER

Agnė Matulevičiūtė

LIGHT DESIGNER

Olivia Walter

CAST