THEATRE ON TÖTENHENGST
The layman stage taped by the Dilettanten-Theaterverein 1812 lies in the historical centre of Kremsmünster in Upper Austria, at the notorious Tötenhengst. One engaged and also talented group of actors inspire their audience from near and afar which counts annually about 4000 visitors in a 110 person sized hall. Family atmosphere with its tight and close relation to the stage is fascinating. Renovation is necessary and that brings a discussion about monument protection as well as a question about handling the existing one. Under term renovation talk Hermann Czech about dialectic of two efforts: that of retaining and one of changing. By understanding Czech’s dialectic, focus of our work is trying to derive a personal approach out of local situation, and to make an extension in the sense of the existing – the begun history is continuing to write. The homogeneity of the existing becomes a strategy which combines old and new and through it represents a complete work.