With its overlapping of Joseph Roth's novel, reality, and contemporary history, Hotel Savoy opens up a world between dream and reality in the history-laden and often unseen spaces of 1014 5th Avenue.
Visitors become guests in the empty hotel and encounter past employees: an elevator operator, a young maid, the hotel barber, the concierge, and a barmaid. These gatekeepers lead us into remote corners of the building, into unreal hotel rooms and real salons still haunted by spirits of past occupants.
Against the background of this surreal through-station for German exiles, visitors are faced with questions about their own heritage in these restless and unanchored times. Guests play the lead role in their brief stay at the Hotel Savoy. Hotel Savoy takes place offsite - All performances at the Goethe-Institut (1014 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY)
Presented in association with the Goethe-Institut New York
Read TDF Stages' exclusive interview with writer-director Dominic Huber on the reason that Hotel Savoy was designed for one audience member at a time.