Thank you for YOUR tragedy I need it for my art
Do you have to tell the truth to describe yourself? Am I my own memory. And what happens when it turns out that the memory is just a better or worse idea of what might have been.
Nadia Migdal and Gina Haller will go on a pilgrimage and reinterpret sacred places in this holy land: Western Wall, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Dome of the Rock, Church of the Nativity, Mount Sinai etc. and bring these places into the space of their performance.
Migdal and Haller want to pursue the idea of founding a new religion. A religion of the Self. In a performative context including the audience they want to raise the question, what it would mean to expand the world religions by a new one. And what would it look like?
Intending to travel across the country with these questions, Herzliya is their starting point. They will explore the history of this place and the people who live there today, meet other artists who work there to experience: What is identity?
Gina Haller, born in 1987 in Basel, studied from 2009 to 2011 in Paris at the Cours Florent Classe libre promotion XXX and from 2012 to 2015 at Bern University of the Arts. Among others she played in Sebastian Nüblings production «Fucking Amal» at the Theater Basel, as well as Kattrin in Bertolt Brecht’s «Mother Courage and Her Children» directed by Jean Boil- lot in NEST CDN de Thionville Lorraine.In 2011 Gina Haller was nominated for the Prix Olga Horstig in Paris. In 2013 and 2014 she received the Migros Kulturprozent Study Award and in 2014 she also received the development grant of the Migros Kulturprozent and the same year she was granted a prize by the Friedl Wald Foundation. In the season 2015/2016 and 2016/2017 she was a member of the acting ensemble at the Theater Trier and since 2017/2018 she works at the Theater Bremen.
Born in Herne in 1984, growing up in Bochum, Nadia Migdal began playing the violin at the age of five and won first prizes in the musical competition «Jugend musiziert». She stopped her persued ice hockey career, when she first saw a performance at the Schauspielhaus in Bochum at the age of twelve. During the Abitur she played various roles there. In 2005, she began studying acting at the Zurich University of the Arts, where she finished her master’s degree in 2010 (MA). After playing at the Zurich Schauspielhaus and at the Theater of the Arts in Zurich, she was already engagend to the Landestheater Tübingen while still studying. In 2007, she received the sponsorship award of the Armin-Ziegler Foundation, and at the «Theatertreffen of German-speaking drama schools» in 2008, she won both jury and audi- ence award with the musical theater production «You must remember this». In 2011, she was nominated as the best young actress in the well renowned journal «Theater Heute», and in 2017 she was nominated fort the Germand Comedy Award for the sketch comedy «Knal- lerkerle».