dr. faustus (Buenos aires)

photo by Mariano Rapetti
photo by Mariano Rapetti

theatrical installation

text by Gertrude Stein and Emilio García Wehbi

concept, staging, direction Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez

performance Carolina Borca, León Dogodny, Alejandra Ferreyra Ortiz, Katharina Haverich, Paula Jurafsky, Margarita Molfino and Florencia Vecino

set design assistant Julieta Potenze
directing and production assistant Paula Baró
music Marcelo Martínez


at Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas, Buenos Aires

premiere 31.08.2010



In "Dr. Faustus" Emilio García Wehbi and Maricel Álvarez revive the medieval Faust myth and create a dialogue between the works of Goethe, Gertrude Stein, Lars von Trier and Marcel Duchamp.


Peeking through the obscene spyhole of "Étant Donnés", the combined materials from "Faust. The First Part of the Tragedy", "Dr. Faustus Lights the Lights" and "Antichrist" create a peculiar montage. Five dancers, an old man, the voice of a German actress speaking in English together with the light as a poetic persona provoke a clash of genres and a counterproposal against the classical story.                (Emilio García Wehbi)

photos by Mariano Rapetti

supported by

the German Embassy Buenos Aires, Fundación Szterenfeld and the German Academic Exchange Programme (DAAD).