Alexander Chernyshkov
Keep in Mind

Performance / Commissioned work


Duration: 80 min.

In multiple languages

Orpheum Extra

Production specifics
Commissioned by steirischer herbst ’20

Produced by Error Theater in coproduction with steirischer herbst ’20

Project partner: echoraum, Vienna

Supported by the Department of Cultural Affairs of the City of Vienna

Social distancing, compulsory masks, and sanitary measures are only the latest additions to a labyrinth of regulations and laws by which we live, and which govern the theater and all of the other arts as well. Alexander Chernyshkov and his team set out to create a new form of immersive experimental musical theater that reflects upon these conditions. They combine vocal-instrumental compositions, legal texts, and literary references to draw attention to the usually unnoticed elements of theatrical space, creating a new awareness of the stage itself. In this engrossing experience, conventions and regulations become visible, in all their absurdity, but also in their strange logic and necessity.

Scenic composition: Alexander Chernyshkov
Performers: Emil Gross, Márton Kóvacs, Gina Mattiello, Johanna Nielson, Stefan Voglsinger
​Direction: Wolfgang Nägele
Dramaturgy: Elise Schobeß
Costumes & set design: Philipp Lossau
Support Costume: Helena Adam
Technical assistance: Oleg Dergilev
Camera: Francesco Tacoli 
Assistance Camera: Lukas Ellmer