Alarmtheater Bielefeld



after the piece "Escudos Humanos"
by Patricia Portela

How do adolescents assume responsibility
when they have to?
What does their protest look like?
What do I take with me when I leave
for a foreign country to prevent a war?
What do I give my life for?

As part of the cooperation "Human Echoes"
with the Brazilian theater group Cia. Arthur
Arnaldo from São Paulo, the idea of working
with the play "Escudos Humanos" by Patricia
Portela came up in the AlarmTheater.

In Brazil, hundreds of thousands of pupils
and undergraduates are protesting for their
right to education. The Secundarista-movement
is just one of many world-wide examples of
young people who, 50 years after the´68
generation´s protests, start to campaign
for their rights – for their future.

"We are ready to change the world.
What must be, must be.

13 young people of the AlarmTheater´s
International Youth Ensemble go to the
streets – playful, serious, quiet, loud,
The street theater production "Schutzschilde"
does not simply ask what is worth fighting for,
it rather asks what this fight can look like.
What happens, when young people decide
to prevent a war by using their bodies as
human protective shields?
Can that be taken seriously or does it stay
the childish fantasy of the superhero whose
cape grants him unimagined powers for a
short duration of time before disappearing
into the invisibility of his everyday life?

A multimedia street theater production is
developing under the direction of Dietlind
Budde and Harald Otto Schmidt. It is
reminiscent of a montage of materials,
from retrieved to newly created sounds,
videos, and words. The moving scenery by
artist Rebecca Budde de Cancino and the
young actors´ infectious energy will for
one evening transform Bielefeld’s Klosterplatz
into a place of departure. The actors will, like
playing children, again and again spontaneously
decide, how their story plays out.
Balancing between fun and earnestness, this
production asks for the consequences of our
decisions for ourselves and for the world we live in.

Directors: Dietlind Budde und Harald Otto Schmid
Actors: Baraa Raad | Carla Wemhöner |
Edytha Prokopowicz | Elena Ruiz |
Ibrahem Khilli | Joana Damberg |
Mohammad Osman | Moustafa Khilli |
Patrick Macanda | Ronja Müller |
Rosalie Kirchner | Tamim Ansary
Stage: Rebecca Budde de Cancino
Technics: Florian Ferrari 
Light Rasmus Exner
Sond: Michael Bolius
Costume: Justine Loddenkemper
Dance: Anna Zimmermann | Diego Cancino
Band: Patrick von Bortkewitsch (management) |
Leon Raum (drums) | Lukas Wilmsmeyer
(guitar |bass) | Dariu Schwarz (trompet) |
Ferdinand Heid (piano)
Choir: Marion Meisenberg (management) with
members of the choirs "Viertel Chor"
and "Klangkörper"
Assistance director: Carolin Kurz | Lisa Wende
Assistance costume: Jutta Meisen |
Marina Demelo Jauregui
Date: September 1st, 2018 | 20:30
Place: Klosterplatz Bielefeld
Admission free.  
Sponsored by:

Kulturamt Bielefeld

Sparkasse Bielefeld 




From the press:
Neue Westfälische 3.9.18 Schutzschilde
Neue Westfälische 7.9.18 Leserbrief