“Reality Kills” – Live Drawing at the Maxim Gorki Theater

In the context of the Comics Theater Festival, the illustrators collective Dramalight organizes a „Live Drawing of Superheroes“, taking place on March 21st, 25th, and 26th in the foyer of the Maxim Gorki Theater; each session starts at 6:30 p.m. Running parallel from March 24th to 26th and starting at 5:30 p.m., a “Dialog Acceptance” of stories about private feuds is organized at the ComicContainer in front of the MGT. The stories are then turned into comic strips on site.

Poster of Grass´ The Tin Drum, staged at the Maxim Gorki Theater since autumn 2010

Live Drawing of Superheroes

Members of the comics collective Dramalight design their very own superheroes fantasies on a light table. Layers and layers of sketches are created in front of the audience, resulting in a vivid panorama of heroes. If you come to visit, you can also undergo a heroic transformation – larger-than-life versions of Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, and others stand by for a snapshot.

With: Christian Gralingen, Claudia Kaase, Sina Möhring, Julia Ochsenhirt, Felix Pestemer, Stepan Ueding & Mira Voigt.


Time Schedule for the Live Drawing of Superheroes:

Mo 3-21-2011 6:30 p.m. Sina Möhring & Claudia Kaase MGT foyer
Fr 3-25-2011 6:30 p.m. Stepan Ueding & Mira Voigt MGT foyer
Sa 3-26-2011 6:30 p.m. Julia Ochsenhirt & Felix Pestemer MGT foyer




Info links (all in German):
“Reality Kills” at the Maxim Gorki Theater
Dramalight and “Reality Kills”

The complete program booklet of “Reality Kills” as PDF (German)



Wars are not limited to what happens between countries which regard each other as enemies, they rather also take place wherever people get together in an everyday setting, be they colleagues, spouses, or casual acquaintances. However, we often shy away from conflicts when they could get out of hand, whether consciously or unconsciously. Is that a good thing? The group Kulturmaßnahmen (Cultural Measures, KM) believes: not all the time – and invites people to engage in a retroactive escalation. In hindsight, is there a recent conversation you wish you had given another direction to? Have you been too tough or too lenient in situation xy? When did you suppress your outrage for the sake of peace and quiet? In the DIALOG ACCEPTANCE, your verbal conflict is reconstructed meticulously in a conversation with KM so that it can be modified in a joint effort afterwards. The altered version of the conversation serves as model for an escalation drawing, which is then exhibited on a wall of the acceptance room. The acceptance of dialogs takes place at the container DIALOG ACCEPTANCE, located on the parking lot of the MGT.


Time Schedule Dialog Acceptance:

Do 3-24-2011 5:30 p.m. Felix Pestemer ComicContainer Gorki parking lot
Fr 3-25-2011 5:30 p.m. Felix Pestemer ComicContainer Gorki parking lot
Sa 3-26-2011 5:30 p.m. Stéphane Hirlemann ComicContainer Gorki parking lot


Info link (German):
DIALOG ACCEPTANCE at the Maxim Gorki Theater