TOUR DATES 2016 – 2017
Tour Dates 2016/17 for our solo-show „Leaving Ziller Valley“:
– October 8th, 2016 @ Festival IBEROAMERICANO, Teatro Cono Sur, Mar del Plata, ARGENTINA
– January 23rd, 2014 @ Austrian CULTURAL FORUM NYC, New York City, USA (www.acfny.org)
– November 2nd, 2013 @ UNITED SOLO Festival, Theatre Row, OFF-Broadway, New York City, USA (www.unitedsolo.org)
– September 7th, 2013 @ DIVA Monodrama Festival, Tux-Center, Tyrol, AUSTRIA
ABOUT THE PLAY
Rebellion is an obligation not an option. In this modern world we have two options: Either to fall or to stand up. What if you had to choose? Leaving Ziller Valley tells the story of the young Tyrolean manager Elizabeth. Alienated and lost from jet-setting between high-end hotels from Paris to Shangai, she decides to stay in New York. Maybe in this city full of dreamers, she can find what she is looking for: a place that she can call home and where she can ultimately find herself. The sound of the homeless in the midst of an urban jungle.
“Home is the moment.”
A reflection about modern society and the struggle for the individual to create a HOME in a globalized, modern world. Inspired by European and American theatre traditions, Leaving Ziller Valley creates a new version of post-modern theatre. In remembrance of Berlin’s wild Frank Castorf and the meditativeness of Peter Brook, we invite to a mix of non-verbal, psychological theatre, performance art and Austrian humour. A rebellious, funny and nostalgic declaration of love to this journey called life.
“In this Julia Rosa Stöckl covered a wide range of states of mind, moods, and sounds, as she gave us a brave, honest, often ferocious account of what it’s like to live with a sense of local and national roots as they dissolve into and indeterminate corporate, global pool…….Stöckl, with her perfect English, her High German, and Tyrolese dialect, is a strong presence in all. The capacity audience at the ACFNY received the play with long, loud standing ovations. Frl. Stöckl has also performed Leaving Ziller Valley at Omar Sangare’s United Solo Theater Festival 2013. I can’t think of a better conduit for Austro-American understanding than a play like this, whether it appears in an Austrian cultural center or in a totally international context like the excellent United Solo.”
– Michael Miller (New York Arts), USA
“Exquisitely Austrian! Not standing ovations, never ending ovations.”
– Maren Krings (echtoimerisch.com), AUSTRIA
„For me it was a love story and about leaving from where she was not loved. Home is the place where you are awaited…Home is about hoping to find yourself and happiness somewhere else, in some faraway town, to proof to yourself that here is happiness and satisfaction. But happiness is inside you – nowhere else….I liked very much how she acted – it was so alive, so enthralling, she was shining!- singing and dancing during her performance…there were German language courses for beginners and she was performing in Estonian – my respect to a person, who afflicts herself with Estonian language so that she can use it on stage. From my point of view, it shows deep respect to the country and nation that the actress was visiting…It was great how she found differences between Germans and Austrians. It seems, there are differences of opinion between all neighboring countries….Very memorable and charismatic actress, magical presentation!“
– Aire Pajur (www.lendteater.ee), ESTONIA