by Till Wiebel | Cooperation with Retzhofer Drama Prize 2021
“Funken” negotiates questions of identity and friendship, resistance and solidarity and thus dares to imagine a different world in which young people dare to dream and realize their ideas.
13-year-old Malte says goodbye to his mother as she drops him off at the gate of a mysterious holiday camp. He soon realizes that there are no adults in this extraordinary camp; the young people have to look after themselves. Malte, who considers himself to be completely average, quickly becomes friends with the group of particularly gifted young people.
Only the voice of the Arthur McPush Cooperation, which calls on young people to make the best of themselves, threatens to break the seemingly utopian behavior in the camp. When the stakes rise, young people must decide how they want to behave.