Be Festival

Ilsa’s Garden by Anna Peschke (Germany)

Ilsa was the protagonist of an eponymous 1974 Nazi exploitation film. An unscrupulous officer and concentration camp doctor, this ‘She-Wolf of the SS’ is an unsettling creation, inhabited here by the artist to interrogate the appeal of German Fascism. The lyrics of Friedrich Hollaender’s revue songs are the only words disturbing an intense procession of images in a dark, otherwise silent cabaret.

Since graduating from her studies in Applied Theatre Science in Gießen, Germany, Anna has created work at the meeting point of visual and scenic art, often responding to the architecture and history of specific spaces.

Anna Peschke

Anna Peschke

Set design
Anna Peschke


Music & sound design
Christoph Wirth

Lighting design
Uwe Lehr

Supported by
Kulturamt der Stadt Mannheim, Landesverband Freier Theater Baden-Württemberg, Ministerium für Wissenschaft, Forschung und Kunst des Landes Baden-Württemberg, Kulturamt der Stadt Frankfurt, Hessisches Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst and the Goethe-Institut.


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