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Felicia Zeller

FELICIA ZELLER   (1970 - )

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Felicia Zeller was born in 1970 at Stuttgart, and works as a dramatist and media artist. She graduated from the Baden-Württemberg Film Academy in 1998. In 1999/2000, Zeller was author in residence at the Theater Rampe in Stuttgart. She has spent several periods living outside Germany, and has undertaken various media projects, participated in festivals, written columns for the Stuttgarter Zeitung and performed at readings. In 2011 and 2013 her plays Gesprache mit Astronauten (i.e. Conversations with Astronauts) and X-Freunde (i.e. X-Friends) were invited to the Mülheim Theatre Festival. Felicia Zeller lives in Neukolln, Berlin.

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Kaspar & The Sea of Houses (Kaspar Hauser Meer)

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Lower Ossington Theatre, Toronto

04 Aug 2011


twinwerks / SummerWorks Theatre Festival, Toronto

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Original Playwright - Felicia Zeller. Available through: AO International First Production Co-Directed by Birgit Schreyer Duarte and David Jansen


Three exhausted Children's Aid workers fight against an ever-growing pile of cases: babies must be removed from garbage-filled apartments, a feuding immigrant family reined in, the return of seven kids to their abusive parents prevented and single mothers taught how to run their households. To catch up, they speak in truncated language, piling new thoughts upon unfinished ones, only to get stuck even deeper in the pitfalls of paragraphs, moral obligation, failed judgment and hidden self-interests. Helpers are bound to turn into culprits. It becomes increasingly challenging for the social workers to keep the voices of others out of their own, fragmented speeches. Times and places collapse into each other, cause and effect become one, borders between clients and caretakers begin to blur. Felicia Zeller wrote Kaspar Hauser Meer as a commission for Freiburg Theatre in 2008, as a response to the so-called "Kevin case"-the discovery of a two-year old boy's body in his stepfather's fridge. The public had been particularly appalled by this case when it became known that Child Welfare had been monitoring the family for a while and was aware of the child's unsafe situation. Zeller tackled this sensitive subject not by putting the victims or the offenders in the centre of the action but by zooming in on the many social workers that struggle day by day to prevent such disasters. To this day, the play has received over 30 professional productions across Germany.

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