Some of you might wonder, what is happening behind the scenes at “Peer Returns“, our transmedia-project. We are still working on the multi-media version of “A Storm to Come” which you know already as a bonustrack on our current release “Break the Silence”. Work is progressing very well but we need to ask you for some more patience. If you want to stay updated check our project blog on Facebook (www.facebook.com/peerreturns).
Unfortunately, we don’t have any good news with respect to our theatre project and the public voting initiated by the Thalia Theater. After more than two months of trying to get into a serious discussion about the project with the Thalia Theater (and believe-you-me, we stayed extremely polite over the whole time) we must assume that the theatre has no serious interest in the production since it has postponed an in-depth creative meeting about the show time and again. The intendant of the theatre declines to talk to us. The in-house director is so involved in his rehearsals for the theatre’s next production that he can’t even set a date for a meeting. The dramaturg, who our author has talked to repeatedly, refers us to the in-house director. And so on…
This is particularly strange since we did not simply knock at the theatre’s door with our project hoping that someone would please be as kind as to answer the phone. No, the Thalia Theatre initiated with a lot of ballyhoo their public voting for next year’s productions which we won second place. Naturally, we were highly hopeful and motivated to see “Peer Returns” hit the big stage. But instead we incredulously have to observe how frightened and embarrassed the theatre seems to be with its own ploy of having had an open vote for their upcoming productions. It looks to us like a lack of respect for their own decisions and not least a lack of respect for all those who participated in the voting.
We know that ‘Peers Heimkehr’ might not be the next big thing that the whole theatre world has been eagerly waiting for since the invention of drama. But we did hope it to be a welcome addition not least because of its unique musical style and its modern-day relation to one of theatre’s great classics.
Unfortunately, unless magic happens we must assume that “Peers Heimkehr” will not be performed at the Thalia Theater. This is quite a shame, but from our perspective largely for the management of the theatre. We promise you that we will continue to work on this project, so that all those who want to see Metal A-Cappella on the dramatic stage, will have something to look forward to.
It is not the first time that we have had to deal with prejudices but so far luckily it did not lessen the fun we have with the band and with all of you! This will also be the case here. Promise!
So, it might be we are lost forever, but still we’re here to carry on ;-) Rakkatakka Motherfuckers!