Hilda und Co. is a subset of Anonymous Ensemble composed of Jessica Weinstein (Hilda), Eamonn Farrell (Ludwig), and Liz Davito (Gretel).
History of Hilda und Co.:
2002: Hilda und Ludwig—the alter egos of Jessica Weinstein and Eamonn Farrell—are born in Vienna in the Berkshires, backstage at MassMoCA amidst silks and stormwinds.
2003: Hilda debuts as the emcee of Anonymous Ensemble’s underground rock theater outfit, TheBest, in a secret Brooklyn location.
2004-2008: Hilda performs in various incarnations of TheBest, presented in nefarious venues and festivals from Brooklyn to Berlin to Brisbane.
2006: Wanderlust, Hilda und Co.’s epic, interactive, theatrical journey is conceived in hotel rooms around the world.
2007: Hilda und Ludwig go on a European quest seeking music for Wanderlust by tracking down the elusive DJ, Mr. Aaron Funk. The journey culminates in a sweaty mosh pit in a warehouse in Riga, Latvia. The video journal of the quest goes viral.
2007: Gretel—Hilda’s leiderhosen-loving multi-instrumentalist sidekick—is born and Wanderlust premieres in NYC at the Ohio Theater Ice Factory Festival.
2008: Hilda und Co. perform Wanderlust at the Underbelly in the Edinburgh Fringe, where it is nominated for a Total Theatre Award in experimentation and innovation. Hilda und Gretel perform on the runway for Norwegian Fashion Week.
2009: Wanderlust and The Hilda and Gretel Cabaret premiere in London and go on a U.K. tour, wowing audiences in theaters, burlesque houses, circus tents and sheep fields.
2010: Hilda takes a beauty rest.
2011: Hilda awakes from a deep sleep, and begins scheming a love affair, a live film with audience actors.
2012 and onwards: Friends and family pledge their love und support und help shape the live theater film thing that is LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! A Valentine’s Day taste at Montgomery Gardens is followed by the first workshop of LIEBE LOVE AMOUR! at HERE Arts Center. Officially premiering at the New Ohio Theater, LLA continues with performances, workshops, and installations at Duke University, Wesleyan University, NYC’s Prelude Festival, and New Orleans’ Cafe Istanbul.