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Berlin 2016
Adolfo Assor, 71, plays theatre. In his particular case, this means: He's an Actor, Director, Makeup Artist, Set Designer, Stage Hand, Ticket Seller, Cleaner. Assor has been running his Theatre in Berlin Kreuzberg for almost thirty years completely on his own. 'I'm not happy with people interfering with my work' he says. He's mostly into heavy stuff and very fond of Franz Kafka who's work he adapts for one-man theatre pieces. He doesn't recieve any funding, and he's not interested in it neither. Every now and then he takes on TV or model jobs to get by.
Assor's Theatre is hidden in a large basement in a Kreuzberg backyard. The main stage can sit an audience of up to 30, depending on the set design. But he often plays for just three or four spectators, too. He puts on five shows a week.

Berlin 2016
Adolfo Assor, 71, plays theatre. In his particular case, this means: He's an Actor, Director, Makeup Artist, Set Designer, Stage Hand, Ticket Seller, Cleaner. Assor has been running his Theatre in Berlin Kreuzberg for almost thirty years completely on his own. 'I'm not happy with people interfering with my work' he says. He's mostly into heavy stuff and very fond of Franz Kafka who's work he adapts for one-man theatre pieces. He doesn't recieve any funding, and he's not interested in it neither. Every now and then he takes on TV or model jobs to get by.
Assor's Theatre is hidden in a large basement in a Kreuzberg backyard. The main stage can sit an audience of up to 30, depending on the set design. But he often plays for just three or four spectators, too. He puts on five shows a week.

Adolfo Assor carries his Theatre sign upstairs in the early evening
Adolfo puts on Make Up before a show of his adaption of 'The Grand Inquisitor' by Dostoyevsky
Before every show, Adolfo lights candles in his theatre's front room.
Adolfo sells tickets.
Adolfo sells tickets.
Adolfo watches the audience entering the room.  He gets tense before the show starts, but still has to sell tickets and answer questions.
Adolfo performs a scene of
Adolfo cleans the main stage after a show
Cleaning the Theatre toilets is part of his daily routine, too.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'
Pretty much everything in his Theatre is self-designed and -made. These spotlights used to be oven pipes.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'. When constructing a new main stage, he plays his  daily shows on a smaller stage in his Theatre.
Adolfo works on his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow' in a nearby café.
Adolfo works on his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow' in a nearby café.
Adolfo works on his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow' in a nearby café.
Adolfo works on the set design for his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo takes in his applause after a show of Kafka's 'Letter to my Father'
Self-made lighting controls
Adolfo during the premiere of his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo during the premiere of his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo during the premiere of his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo during the premiere of his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo takes in the applause after the premiere of his adaption of Kafka's 'The Burrow'.
Adolfo enjoys a drink after the Premiere of Kafka's
Adolfo enjoys a drink after the Premiere of Kafka's
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