Vision & Ethics
In 2006 the Wittenberg-born and Berlin-raised actress Viola Livera founded the drama group „Die Delikaten“ („The Delicate“) in Hamburg, together with fellow actors Kai Helm, Hans Heller, Isabella Rapp, Thomas Nestler, pianist Andreas Hinrichs, accordionist Jurij Kandelja and event technologist and webdesigner Jan Schuermann.
The theatre company has been growing ever since. New plays were developed and a growing circle of friends and supporters have made the theatre what it is today, carried by the visions of the company, true to their audience and „delicate“ in the most positive sense of the word.
The „Delicate“ theatre productions live off the very mutual creative process that develops when artists meet their audience and event partners. The special possibilities of performance spaces are included in the productions. The audience is always an active part of the play. Together with the organizers we develope a concept in order to make the play as individual an experience as possible.
It all started with a dine-and-crime comedy at the Borghorst manor: „The Last Supper“. This genre offers a variety of fanciful stories featuring quirky characters with all their highs and lows of human fantasies and comical interpretations.
With our baroque theatre productions we carry off the audience into a world of irresistable seducers - „Food is love, enjoying is lust“, it is told in „Delicate Liaisons“.
For Shakespeare's „A Midsummer Night's Dream“ we deliberately choose a natural stage. The classical texts, accompanied by music, traditional dances and games of cabals, thus develope a very special, first-hand beauty.
Just like the right mixture of ingredients determines for a cook if a guest enjoys their food, the secret of delicate theatre productions is the right mixture of poetry and earnestness, wisdom and humour interlaced with subtlety and playful lightness.
As theatre manager, playwright, director and actress Viola Livera, I love the poetry of words, love to transform time and space through the ways of theatre, and to let you, dear audience, experience and be part of the creative process in various ways.