Guy Helminger

In the night time stations of inner city Berlin, a teenage gang ‘surf’ trains. Theirs is an uncompromising world: talk is tough and the stakes are dangerously high. But when the gang tries to cover up a horrific accident on the tracks, a bizarre fantasy emerges… set in Venezuela.

This edgy, darkly comic story by German-language writer Guy Helminger recently won the prestigious Baden-Wuerttemberg-Preis.

Guy HelmingerArcola Theatre specially commissioned Penny Black to translate Venezuela to open the German Season. Her previous acclaimed translations have been performed at the Royal Court, The Gate Theatre and the National Theatre.