Stage adaptation of the book by Josef Śnobl

Concept, direction Andreas Meidinger
Stage, Costumes Annika Ley
Music Justine Hauer
With Milo Trifunovic, Justine Hauer
Assistant Director
Marina Brunner
Equipment Assistance Anne Brussels
Production Management Jennifer Merten
Management Svenja Pauka
Press and Public Relations Claudia Grönemeyer

“NACHTFAHRT – ein Taxi Blues” is published by emons:, edited by Matz, Reinhard.

Theater im Ballsaal, Bonn
April 29, 2022, 8 p.m, Tickets
April 30, 2022, 8 p.m, Tickets

“Bonner Straße, shortly after midnight. A naked man stands on the sidewalk surrounded by onlookers. Clothes rain down on him from the third floor. From time to time, other objects as well, accompanied by the rage of a woman up in the window and the laughter of the crowd. As you drive by, it seems like a play!”

These lines are taken from the book “Nachtfahrt – a Taxi Blues” by photographer and artist Josef Šnobl. In 1979 he came to Germany from Prague, studied photography in Cologne and financed his life mainly as a night taxi driver. For a quarter of a century. He always had his camera, an Olympus XA, and a notebook with him; because this time should not be a lost one.

In 2019, a year and a half before his unexpected death, the unconventional book came out, night-black and heavy, with grainy and blurred images and radically subjective texts. A fascinating work.

Now Andreas Meidinger and his team take aim at the artist Šnobl in the theater space, allowing the night-dark world of the cab driver to merge with that of the theater – just as the dreamy forlornness of his paintings merges with the narratives.

Sponsored by: Federal City of Bonn and Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.



Photos: Tanja Evers

Trailer: Sirpa Wilner