ABC / Deutschlandfunk – 51:38
A love story recorded on the tough streets of multicultural Neukolln in Berlin. In this emotionally wrenching drama we experience six months in the lives of two young lovers, Vanessa and Yusuf.
Author Gesine Schmidt developed the script of Loverap (Liebesrap) from hours of interviews with the real life models of the play’s protagonists. Through this story of innocence and despair an image of contemporary Berlin slowly emerges in all its multicultural complexity.
Loverap was first recorded on location in Berlin early in 2010, and the play’s director Jean Claude Kuner has worked with Australian actors, Ella Scott Lynch and Fayssal Bazzi, to develop a richly textured English language adaptation, in which German and English voices interweave to create a distinctly fresh and exciting radio drama.
→ text of the radio play (PDF)
Author: Gesine Schmidt
Director: Jean-Claude Kuner
Actors: Ella Scott Lynch, Fayssal Bazzi (English), Katrin Wichmann, Johannes Schäfer (German)
Broadcast: ABC / 21. November 2010