We Are the Play (2014)

An interactive Performance examining the perspectives of immigrants and Germans of other descents from the Fall of the Berlin Wall until today

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„Wir sind das Volk!“ (“We are the people”) was the chant of the protestors on the streets of East Germany. But who was there when two German states became one? Ms. Müller and Mr. Meyer? What about Ms. Gül and Mr. Ho? And who counted as a part of “we”? A German-born Turkish child witnessing her parents suddenly losing their jobs? A Vietnamese contract worker keeping her baby without being deported?

“We are the Play” explores the long-overlooked personal stories of immigrants and Germans of various descents over the course of the Fall of the Berlin Wall. The audience will be both guided and set free to explore those stories on the site of Berlin Wall Memorial, where they will experience a playful and interactive journey of the same event, examining the same questions from different perspectives – a collision of celebration with the anxiety accompanying freedom.

Premiere on September 11, 2014 at the site of Berlin Wall Memorial

Featuring Jonathan Aikins, Kristin Becker, Sonja Chan, Dilan Gülmez, Para Kiala, Lara-Sophie Milagro, Larius Phoulivong

Concept, Research, Direction and Play Development Chang Nai Wen | Forum Theater Techniques, Text and Co-Direction Evan Tsitsias | Dramaturgical Support Marie Urban | Text Support Sophie Reyer | Costume and Props Design Christin Vahl | Sound and Video Michael Tibes | Lighting Eva Gutierrez Alonso | Production Management ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro | Production Assistance Theresa Pommerenke | Stagemanagement Nicole Mühlberg | Research and Initial Concept Support Michael Wäser | Internship and Translation Marie Winnie Wilka | Photography Susan Paufler

A Produktion by SdF in Coproduction with English Theatre Berlin |International Performing Arts Center

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