VORZEIGEKIND <MCD performance> 2018

Multimedia Performance

In Vorzeigekind (poster child), the first stage performance of the performance collective Monster Control District (MCD), two completely different orphans meet: the fictitious hero Siegfried from Wagner’s opera of the same name and a real orphan. A baby that was stored in a freezer, before being defrosted and presented to parents imitating a stillbirth. All for the purpose of selling the actual children without them knowing. With the help of the choral form, we seek to adopt these two high-contrast orphans in our performance.

Photo’s: Moritz Friese


In 2017, Monster Control District (MCD) was founded by the theater collective VOLL: MILCH, cameraman Moritz Friese, programmer Nils Bultjer and scenographer / media artist Ariane Trümper at the LAB Frankfurt. The mission and goal of the MCD is to stage our monstrous present. MCD is located in Berlin, Lower Saxony and Rotterdam. It develops works of film, theater and a computer program called nota, which is used a working tool for their collective, intermedial montage-practice. In 2016, VOLL: MILCH started a monster cycle that began in April 2016 with terreur and continued in October of the same year with Monster Erlöser. This cycle has been continued with the MCD since 2017.