EMBASSY OF PERFORMING ARTS
In July 2008 Greta Amend and Christian Alexander Rogler founded the Embassy Of Perfoming Arts, which hosted different events, like the Actors Roundtable, the Audition and the Happenings. It was always aiming to make talent visible and was following our motto: Bringing people together!
AUDITION AS A PERFORMANCE OF POSSIBILITIES | 200 ACTORS
On 15 July 2008 Greta Amend held the first public casting for actors in Germany, a research for new forms und ways to find talent. More than 200 actors from across Europe attended this innovative 2-day cold-reading marathon organised and executed by Greta and produced by Christian. Interview and Press clipping:
ACTORS ROUNDTABLE is a philosophical and professional Symposium on the profession of nowadays acting and the position of the profession in modern society. It also serves our aim to bring the german actors community together to enhance further collaborations.
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HAPPENING | 50 ACTORS
Mißverständnisse in der Großstadt
At the “Lange Nacht der Museen” (“Open night of the museums”) Greta directed the theatre performance of “Missverständnisse in der Großstadt” (“Misunderstandings in the City”) which was enacted by 50 actors, selected on the basis of their auditions, parallel on 4 different floors at the Museum of Communication in Berlin. This performance was based on a theatre text by Christopher Durang called “Gebrüllt vor Lachen” (“Laughing wild”), which Greta Amend both staged and starred in [as the female lead] at the Theatre Brandenburg and which she produced together with Christian Alexander Rogler for the well-known Berlin event.
THEATRE PLAY | ADAPTION
WHITE NIGHTS BY FJODOR DOSTOJEVSKY | 2 ACTORS
The story of a budding love, which develops through four different meetings between the "Man" and "Nastenka". In four „White nights“ under the summer sky of St.Petersburg both of them reveal their fears and desires. But Nastenka’s love belongs to someone else. Dostojevski’s sensitiv novel tells us about unfulfilled love. This was an adaption for the theatre, in cooperation with the „Theater an der Glocksee", Hannover. Director/Adaption: Greta Amend. The Man: Christian Alexander Rogler.
RUMOURS | 9-MONTH PERFORMANCE | 10 ACTORS
In the autumn of 2010 Greta took over both the direction and art direction of “Real Pepper’s Ghost”, an 9-month live performance with 10 actors at the exhibition “Gerüchte” (“Rumours”) at the Communication Museums in Bern and Berlin. Because of the huge success it enjoyed, the exhibition was extended for several months until July 2011.
"The exhibition aimed to do more than explore the phenomenon of rumors and the kind of atmosphere they generate. We wanted it to function like a rumor mill itself, and even generate new gossip. For this purpose, actors were deployed as rumor mongers – insatiably curious, prying and insidious little creatures, always up to date with the latest hearsay and scandal. Appearing via the Pepper’s Ghost illusion technique, they operated from a very well-connected studio with cameras monitoring the whole exhibition at all times, and were thus able to address exhibition visitors directly through their little spy-holes."
48 HOUR FILM PROJECT | 250 ACTORS | 50 DIRECTORS
The 48 Hour Film Project is a world-wide contest in which teams of filmmakers are assigned a genre, a character, a prop, and a line of dialogue, and have 48 hours to create a short film containing those elements. Shortly after the 48 hours of filmmaking, the films from each city are then screened at a theater in that city. The 2009 Berlin edition produced by Christian managed to have an unheard number of 50 teams with more then 600 participants. An intense shooting weekend was followed by sold out screenings at the famous Babylon Movie theatre in Berlin Mitte. The winner movie was also the winner at the Best 48 hour Film Contest in Las Vegas where it won against movies from 70 different cities worldwide. Berlin Jury: Connie Walther, Greta Amend, Helene Hegemann, Hans Weingartner, Till Schmerbeck, Jan Henrik Stahlberg. Sponsors: Skoda, Berliner Pilsener, Avid, Berlin loves you, ic! Berlin, 25p cine support, Alex, Crew united, Dinamix and The Babylon Movie Theatre