A review in “Theater Pizzazz!”

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A review in “Die Welt”

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The Bad German

“I want to remain German – though it’s not as if I have ever had any choice”, Hölderin wrote

to his friend Böhlendorff on December 4, 1801, “even if heartache or starvation were to

drive me to Otahaiti”. However, the very same Friedrich Hölderin noted in his epistolary

novel “Hyperion” that the Germans “have always been barbarians, and have become even

more barbaric through hard work, science, and even religion”. So which is true?

Both, naturally. It follows that Tessa Keimes too, must remain a German – whether she

wants to or not. Tessa Keimes is very much the blonde-haired, blue-eyed actress from

Cologne, Germany, who, starved of her passion, had been driven to New York. Cinema

lovers might know her from the thriller “The Good...

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A review from “Theatre Is Easy”

The Bad German: A Solo Show About Identity, Guilt, and the Wurst in All of Us

Written and performed by Tessa Kim; Directed by Sarah Wansley

Off Off Broadway, Solo Show
Runs through 8.28.15
VENUE #4: Spectrum, 121 Ludlow Street, 2nd floor

by Shoshana Roberts on 8.22.15

the bad german

Tessa Kim in The Bad German: A Solo Show about Identity, Guilt, and the Wurst in All of Us.

BOTTOM LINE: Tessa has to get over her German guilt when she moves to New York.

How much do you know about where you come from? How much have you actually learned about your grandparents? Tessa Kim is from Germany and has reason to believe that one of her grandparents was a Nazi...

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Theater in the Now

Theater in the Now: Spotlight On Tessa Kim



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Tessa Kim's THE BAD GERMAN Solo Show to Run at FringeNYC


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Works by Women

Interview: Tessa Kim | Works by Women


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The Quest For It

EVENTS: New York: The Bad German Solo Show Aug 14-28 @ Spectrum


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New York Times

FringeNYC – The Bad German: A Solo Show about Identity, Guilt and the Wurst in All of Us-2015 - nytimes.com


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Tessa Kim’s THE BAD GERMAN Solo Show to Run at FringeNYC, 8/14-28

Tessa Kim's THE BAD GERMAN Solo Show to Run at FringeNYC, 8/14-28As a part of FringeNYC with performances August 14-28 at Spectrum (121 Ludlow St.), experience the modern worries and woe of a sensitive and passionate female German at the hilarious solo show THE BAD GERMAN. Written by and starring Tessa Kim, the show will feature direction from Sarah Elizabeth Wansley (Lincoln Center Directors Lab member, 2011 and Drama League Directing Fellow, 2015).

In THE BAD GERMAN, German-born Tessa moves to New York City and finds herself haunted by her inherited guilt...

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The Bad German

A true story about going too far for redemption.

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