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Solo for Future Feminism is the subtitle of the newest solo HATE ME, TENDER by Teresa Vittucci – a research on hate and feminism. In her work Vittucci curiously elaborates on the Virgin Mary, one of the most crucial and defining female figures. With a gentle violence Vittucci begins to unravel the queer potential of a figure which is culturally seen as epitome of purity, innocence and perfection, icon of the compassionate woman and mourning mother. Revered by the church authorities in her function as the Mother of God, criticised by feminist movements for the female stereotypes this figure has brought forth – the virgin has polarized generations, not least for being a woman. In her solo Vittucci embarks on a tender crusade to reinstate the matriarch Mary in her role as a powerful heroine and ambassador of a queer feminism, armed soley with the weapon of a vulnerable compassionate heart.

CREDITS

concept / performance Teresa Vittucci
dramaturgical advice Benjamin Egger, Veza Fernandez, Rafal Pierzynski
stage Jasmin Wiesli, Teresa Vittucci
production management Kira Koplin // groundworkers.at
production OH DEAR! Zürich
coproduction Tanzhaus Zürich, Theaterspektakel Zürich

special thanks to Julia Haenni, Gina Gurtner and Simone Aughterlony

developed in the frame of PREMIO competition for Theater and Dance
full-length premiered at ImPulsTanz Vienna 2019
Espacio do Tempo Montemor, Migros – Kulturprozent, Pro Helvetia, Ernst Göhner Foundation