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Demjan Duran

Once upon a time there was a fan from Thuringia. He was enchanted by a famous tennis player from West Germany. But one day, a nasty, moaning opponent from Yugoslavia appeared on the scene….

Veranstaltungen in Berlin: Ein Fan aus Thüringen
Hannah Herzberg

In April 1993, a big fan of Steffi Graf stabbed the then world’s best tennis player, Monica Seles, in the back, on camera. “I just wanted to make her unable to play so that Steffi would be first again,” he says afterwards. His plan worked. Seles never finds her way back to her old strength, Graf becomes number one again and he is sentenced to two years probation.

»Ein Fan aus Thüringen« tells the story of attack and his protagonist in the context of the global political events in the early 1990s.
Caught in fairy tale structures and media red threads, Sophie Hutter and Werner Eng seek ways out of the narratives of good and evil, East and West, perpetrator and victim.


Language: German

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Performance Sophie Hutter, Werner Eng

Concept, direction , text Demjan Duran

Concept, dramaturgy, text Nicholas Zöckler

Stage Mila Mazić

Costumes Melina Poppe

Music Misha Cvijović

Outside Eye Tamara Bijelić

Tennis consulting Jannik Schneider



A production by Demjan Duran in Cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART and by Richard Stury Stiftung Munic.
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