by Dea Loher
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An ex-soldier is looking for peace. A policewoman is looking for forgiveness. A mother is looking for explanations. A father is looking for relief. A drug addict is trying to forget. A seriously ill woman is looking for love and an old woman is trying to remember. The tragic accidental death of young Edgar joins them together to become involuntary companions. Shaken by the tragedy, the characters discover their desire to live. Ostensibly, Dea Loher outlines the picture of a randomly thrown together community of fate. But from the ground zero of their grief, the characters try to find a way back to themselves. They are looking for redemption and want to retain their own agency. Loher’s language works like a scalpel that cuts precisely at the point of the pain.
In 2008, Dea Loher was voted Dramatist of the Year for Das letzte Feuer and received the Mülheim Dramatists’ Award. The works of the German-Danish director Anja Behrens are distinguished by their intense physicality and powerful imagery. She has been focussing on both ancient myths and contemporary material.