Feed the Troll. The Movie.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the premiere of Feed the Troll had to be postponed twice and finally the enthusiastic team around Klara Rabl decided to change the theatre piece (which was already staged and rehearsed) into a one shot stage movie. With a new partner for co-production (Austrian Community TV channel OKTO) and in cooperation with our longtime partner WERK X-Petersplatz „Feed the Troll finally premiered on television April 21st 2021.
Trailer Feed the Troll (engl. subtitles)
You can still watch the movie followed by an interview of writer director Klara Rabl and Cornelia Anhaus (WERK X-Petersplatz) by Mascha Mölkner. (German, no subtitles) -> Oktothek:
To understand the evening as a filmed discourse theater, as a negotiation and negotiation over the Internet, falls short, it is too much fun in the matter. At gigabyte speed, the puns fly around your ears (…) „Feed the Troll“, what a splendid digital (self) production!
Michaela Mottinger, mottingers-meinung.at (April 22nd 2021)
The combative announcement of the trio (Sonja Kreibich, Aline-Sarah Kunisch, Anna-Eva Köck) is a fun fantasy in which everyone is talking about head and neck in front of the camera.
Margarete Affenzeller, DER STANDARD (April 21st 2021)
Net phenomena from rickrolling to memes are explained, trolls from the legendary standard forum are challenged with the help of feminist bots, and saint Ada Lovelace, inventor of the code, receives homage sent up to her cloud. Disco dance to playback and, to top it off, an exuberant music video for „Heaven Is a Place on Earth“ crowns the ironic tone.
Martin Pesl, Falter (17/2021)
A traditionally conceived theater production turned into a one-shot film in the course of a complete conceptual and partly also textual revision – and thanks to the extremely creative incorporation of digital stylistic devices. This is much more elaborate and lively than most of the other online theater streams that we became so familiar with in the pandemic year. The camera is part of the action, the fourth wall is absent, and so the audience has the feeling of standing in the middle of the stage designed by Sophie Tautorus in a darkly dystopian way.
Magdalena Schwarz, ETC. Magazin (May 20th 2021)
funded by the Cultural Department Vienna, Austrian Federal Ministry of Arts and Culture, Content Vienna, der Institutsgruppe Philosophie und Lehramt PP, StV/IG Publizistik und der basisgruppe theater-, film- und medienwissenschaft.