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Intime Fremde

  • Welcome Project - The foreigner's theatre
  • April 24th 2019
  • Theaterhaus | Hildesheim

When I was a child, my mother used to tell me that I was a citizen of the world. Of course I believed her, she was my mother. But the older I got, the more I realized that this was only her dream, the dream of a few people. Borders exhist.

Close-up of three women in white disposable full body suits with hoods on. They have just pushed white fine dust masks to their foreheads with their right hands and are looking past the camera into the distance. The background is a black wall with a gray semicircle. © Stefano Roggero

Intime Fremde deals with the notion of identity and nation, borders and barriers and the sudden collision of different anatomies. European countries are used to travel and feel at home in all countries. At the same time, the continent controls its borders and closes its own spaces. Borders exist - hidden everywhere. If it is true that we are all biologically equal, it is also the truth that we are all culturally different and have different rights.

On stage are three women living in Germany from three different countries: Italy, Lebanon and Kurdistan. In an alternation of closeness and distance, they build barriers together with the audience and then search for intimacy.

The production was awarded the festival prize Crash Test in 2017.

For being able to touch the uncovered nerves of the social cohabitation of our dark present, questioning this way the role of theatre nowadays, the jury, not without an animated and nevertheless passionate discussion, rewards the piece that more than any other is willing to intercept the language of a possible future: Intime Fremde by Welcome Project.

statement of the jury

Intime Fremde was named among the ten best plays of 2017 by Italian Theater Online MagazineKrapp's Last Post.

A production of Teatro del Lemming in collaboration with Tatwerk | Performative Forschung
Supported by Ministero dei beni e delle attività culturali, Italy


November 20th 2015

Further shows:
November 21st - 22nd 2015
April 22nd - 23rd 2016

Acker Stadt Palast | Berlin

May 28th 2016
TATWERK | Berlin
within Performing Arts Festival 2016

December 15th 2016
Teatro Studio | Rovigo (IT)

December 16th 2016
Spazio Farma | Mestre (IT)

December 17th 2016
InCircolo | Cittadella (IT)

December 18th 2016
Carichi Sospesi | Padova (IT)

February 17th 2017
Teatro Comunale | Vicenza (IT)

March 29th - 30th 2017
Zona K | Milano (IT)

April 4th 2017
English Theatre | Berlin
within Expat Expo Immigrant Invasion Festival

May 9th 2017
Teatro dei Segni | Modena (IT)
within Trasparenze Festival

September 9th 2017
Crash Test Festival | Valdagno (IT)

January 19th - 20.th 2018
Teatro della Tosse | Genova (IT)

January 21st 2018
Festival Multivisioni | Bergamo (IT)

May 3rd - 13th2018
Fringe Festival | Turin (IT)

June 15th - 17th 2018
TATWERK | Berlin

Oktober 26th2018
Love Sharing Festival | Cagliari (IT)

April 24th 2019
Theaterhaus | Hildesheim


Regie: Chiara Elisa Rossini
Mit: Aurora Kellermann, Gabriela Schwab, Hannah Drill


WELCOME PROJECT – THE FOREIGNER’S THEATRE is an emerging group born in 2015 by an idea of Chiara Rossini. Its name is due to a particular idea of theatre: Theatre is another world, governed by other rules, a space where unordinary things can happen. Within its borders, we are all strangers looking for intimacy and dignity.
The name Welcome Project is nevertheless sentimentally connected to a movie: "Welcome" is a film of Philip Loiret. It tells the story of a clandestine that tries to overpass the English Channel by swimming because he wants to join his lover.