|Directors||Moritz Riesewieck, Hans Block|
|Produced by||Christian Beetz & Georg Tschurtschenthaler|
|Associate Producers||Simon Zora Nessl, Marissa Ericson|
|Music||John Gürtler, Jan Miserre, Lars Voges|
|Sound Design||Karsten Höfer|
|Edited by||Philipp Gromov, Hansjörg Weißbrich, Markus CM Schmidt|
In 2014, Block became resident director and member of the Artistic Direction of the Box at Schauspiel Frankfurt. Productions there included “Mysterien – Unberechenbar werden” by Knut Hamsun, “Aufzeichnungen aus dem Kellerloch” by Fjodor Dostojewski and “Flankufuroto” by Bonn Park. In 2014, he was invited to the festival “Radikal Jung“ at the Münchner Volkstheater with his production “Austrian Psycho,” which was awarded the Best Production Prize of the festival.
Block has directed plays at Schauspiel Frankfurt, Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin, Berliner Volksbühne, Münchner Volkstheater, and Schauspiel Hannover. His radio drama production “Don Don Don Quijote - Attackéee“ was awarded with international prizes as best production of Prix Marulić 2015.
Block is member of the Artistic Direction of Laokoon. He and Moritz Riesewieck have been working as a team since 2007. They work in the area of theater as a team of author-directors. Their work in the realms of theater, sound and radio plays, film, and installation emerges in different constellations. Since 2015, all of their works have been written collectively under the label Laokoon. Their focus is on the continuous development of the tools of the theater to allow for unusual perspectives on our reality. Moritz Riesewieck studied directing at the Academy of Dramatic Arts “Ernst Busch” in Berlin. In addition, he worked as assistant director at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg- Platz, the Thalia Theater Hamburg and the Schaubühne. In 2009, he was awarded the Germany Scholarship and in 2014 he was invited by the Goethe Institute to Mexico City where he staged “Woyzeck” by Georg Büchner.
His performance “Peer deleted” was nominated for the literary prize of the Cultural Committee of German Business in 2014. In 2015, his diploma production “Voiceck” was invited to the Heidelberg Play Market.
With the group Laocoon, which he founded in 2014, Riesewieck develops – often by investigative methods – unusual narrative formats, most recently in “The emptiness of the Sky” at Ballhaus Ost in Berlin.
In 2015, Riesewieck was awarded with the Elsa Neumann research scholarship of Berlin for his investigation into hidden digital labour in the Philippines.
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