Moritz Riesewieck is an author, stage director, and documentary producer at Schauspiel Dortmund. His latest project „After Manila” explores the selective deleting and cleaning of photos and videos in social media networks.
Moritz Riesewieck is an author, stage director, and documentary producer. After working at both, the Schaubühne and the Volksbühne in Berlin as well as Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, he finished his studies at the renowned „Ernst-Busch” drama school in Berlin in 2015. During his studies, he co-founded the Laokoon collective, exploring various, cross media formats to show the invisible. Moritz was awarded the „Elsa-Neumann” scholarship by the state of Berlin and was invited to various theater festival throughout Germany. His work „digital waste collectors” has been featured at republica Berlin and across all major media outlets in Germany.
In his talk, Moritz will speak about the process of making a play. His latest project „After Manila” explores the selective deleting and cleaning of photos and videos in social media networks, which is mostly done by Filipino low-wage workers. Do bad things disappear when we delete them? And what happens if we delete everything, we consider bad? His collective Laocoon sets out to answer these questions and explore the links between lust, suffering, and passion.
The origin of the play is a story of accidents, luck, chance and back-and-forth, between Berlin and Manila - and Dortmund: The play will premiere at Schauspiel Dortmund on June 3 - we will have a fun discussion of ups and downs on stage with Moritz.
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