A: adults (13 years +)| | E: children (12 and under) | R: discount* | G: groups (10 + people)
* Students, elders, AQM members or purchasers of three or more tickets.
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Schweinehund is inspired by the true story of Pierre Seel, a Frenchman who was deported to a concentration camp for homosexuality in 1941. Seel survived this ordeal and later described the atrocities to which he had been subjected: beatings, torture, hunger and humiliation. Snapshots of a brutal past are woven with memories of yesteryears into a moving story of love, loss and the resilience of the human spirit. Despite the apparent simplicity of the means deployed and the absence of text, the haunting soundscape makes Schweinehund unexpectedly powerful.
RUNNING TIME: 45 minutes
TECHNIQUES: Table Top Puppets and Video projection
Photo: Andy Gaukel
Schweinehund was initially created by New York-based puppeteer Andy Gaukel as a ten-minute performance for the XPT program at the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, GA. Now a full-length piece, Schweinehund performed its world premiere in 2015 at the Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes in Charleville-Mézières, France. This full-length version was developed as an international collaboration between Andy Gaukel and puppeteer Myriame Larose from Montréal.
An Andy Gaukel Production
Original idea and Stage Direction: Andy Gaukel
Co-creation: Andy Gaukel & Myriame Larose
Puppet construction: Andy Gaukel, Myriame Larose & Nelson Fields
Manipulation: Myriame Larose & Andy Gaukel
Video animation: Andy Gaukel
Stage manager: Maude St-Pierre Léonard