LEAVING ZILLER VALLEY to Play United Solo Theater Festival, 11/2
On 1,300 m (4,203 ft) on a glacier in the Austrian Alps, DIVA Monodrama Festival, presents every 2 years a mix of solo-productions from around the world and different genres.
The Collective of European Artists creates a puzzle of different shows from different genres, dedicated to a special theme: After 2011's successful production entitled "Women of Post-Emancipation", our festival this year focused on the theme "Home, Homeland, Homeless." and also brought several New York productions to Austria for the first time ("The Other Mozart" Sylvia Milo & "A Handfull Home" Sina Heiss).
Most of the productions are specially produced for the theme. So is DIVA's own production "Leaving Ziller Valley", reflecting on the myth surrounding the term HOMELAND and the young Austrian soul.
This year is the American Premiere for the Collective as well as for the young actress, Julia Rosa Stockl. She has worked internationally for film and theatre since the Award-Winning feature film "Dead in 3 days" (directed by Andreas Prochaska).
DIVA will perform with "Leaving Ziller Valley" at it's brother-festival the United Solo Festival at Theatre Row, the world's largest festival for solo-performances.
"Leaving Ziller Valley" is going to be performed on November 2nd, 7:30 PM at the annual United Solo Theater Festival.
"Rebellion is an obligation not an option. In this modern world we have two options: Either to fall or to stand up.
What if you had to choose?"
Leaving Ziller Valley tells the story of the young Tyrolean manager Elizabeth. Alienated and lost from jet-setting between high-end hotels from Paris to Shangai, she decides to stay in New York. Maybe in this city full of dreamers, she can find what she is looking for: a place that she can call home and where she can ultimately find herself.
The sound of the homeless in the midst of an urban jungle.
"Home is the moment."
A reflection about modern society and the struggle for the individual to create HOME in a globalized modern world.
Inspired by European and American theatre traditions, Leaving Ziller Valley creates a new version of post-modern theatre. In remembrance of Berlin's wild Frank Castorf and the meditativeness of Peter Brook, we invite to a mix of non-verbal, psychological theatre, performance art and Austrian humor. A rebellious, funny and nostalgic declaration of love to this journey called life.