Festival Belluard Bollwerk International


Corsin Gaudenz


Dorf Theater

A medley of six amateur plays

The deadbeat manservant from a play by the Muothatal theatre association enters the Belluard stage and comes face to face with one of the Engel sisters from a comic playlet by the Plaffeien amateur dramatics company. They are joined by four other characters from assorted amateur plays. Corsin Gaudenz spent two years exploring the strange yet familiar world of local amateur theatre in Switzerland. The result is a performance that demonstrates the principle underpinning this widespread social and cultural practice. Prior to its staging in Zurich in September, the Belluard performance will be a testing ground where new stories unfold and parts of the script are left to chance. An absurd theatrical experiment that acts as a temporary museum for this living tradition.

150 min
BBI Production
in Swiss-german with french supertitles
Belluard Bollwerk
  • Thu 30.6. 21:00
  • 15 CHF



With Evelyne Gugolz, Dominique Jann, Kotomi Nishiwaki, Andri Schenardi, Martin Schick, Giulin Stäubli Direction Corsin Gaudenz Artistic advice Martin Schick Stage design Frieda Schneider Costumes Božena Ĉivić Public relations Carmen Beyer Co-production Gessnerallee Zürich In collaboration with the theatre associations in Isenthal, Menzingen, Muotathal, Plaffeien, Rothenburg, Stansstad Support Stadt Zürich Kultur, Fachstelle Kultur Kanton Zürich, Avina Stiftung, Ernst Göhner Stiftung
Partnership Fondation Nestlé pour l'Art

Sponsored by the Canton of Fribourg Cultural Promotion Fund and supported by Migros Culture Percentage, co-funder of the call for projects LIVING TRADITIONS.

Presentation with the support of Pro Helvetia, Oertli-Stiftung

© Frieda Schneider