Born in Timmendorfer Strand in 1963, he was a founder member and singer with the Hamburg band «Die Goldenen Zitronen». He also founded the «Golden Pudel Club» together with Rocko Schamoni. He has worked as a theatre director and writer since 2000. Kamerun has directed at the Deutsches Schauspielhaus in Hamburg, Schauspielhaus Zürich, the Münchner Kammerspiele, the Volksbühne Berlin, Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, the Wiener Festwochen, Stuttgart State Theatre and the Bavarian State Opera. For his WDR radio play «Ein Menschenbild, das in seiner Summe null ergibt» he was awarded the War Blinded Radio Play Prize in 2007. Schorsch Kamerun is also a Visiting Professor at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich. His novel «Die Jugend ist die schönste Zeit des Lebens» was published in 2016. He realised the project «Nordstadtphantasien/Club Kohleausstieg» for the Ruhrtriennale in 2018 and «Spuren der Verirrten» after Peter Handke was also seen at Theater Basel the same year. In 2019 he directed «Das Bauhaus. Ein rettendes Requiem» at the Volksbühne Berlin and the music theatre spectacular «MOTOR CITY SUPER STUTTGART» with the Stuttgart Symphony Orchestra at the controversial building site Stuttgart 21.
At Whitsun the lion king Nobel invites his subjects to his court for an early summer celebration. The entire animal kingdom gathers – ranging from the crane to the wolf and the bear. Only one animal is missing: the fox called Reineke. As soon as his name his mentioned, the mood of harmony vanishes. One angry accusation follows another and Reinike the fox is charged in his absence with a series of incredible crimes. The cockerel, for example, complains of losing his wife and children – Reineke ate them for supper. When he is eventually put on trial, the accomplished liar – an animal equivalent of Ibsen’s Peer Gynt – manages to pull the wool over everyone’s eyes – man, woman or creature – and slip his neck out of the noose. Eventually he even acquires a whole crowd of followers and is elected Chancellor.
The moral of the story is that not everyone with foxy cunning and a talent for oratory puts those gifts to benevolent use – on the contrary! But how can we tell the difference between truth and lies? How can we avoid being taken in by the peddlers of fake news? How can we remain faithful to our own opinions and values?Reineke Fuchs