Deutsches Theater in Berlin (Germany) collaborated with the theatres De Toneelmakerij in Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Weöres Sándor Szinház (Szombathely/Hungary) to find out what was occupying the minds of the young generation today. What emerged was a clear theme of democracy – its meaning and implication both now and in the future. Each theatre created a new production based on their combined research. See details of the other two performances in this collaboration on our Performances page.
Students are disappearing. The recruitment videos of a masked girl named Esther are circulating on social media. She demands immediate political participation and the right to vote for all minors. More and more young people join her collective.
What does democracy mean for people who are not allowed to vote? Who listens when you are not of age? What forms of participation do we need? And what if Fridays for Future is just the beginning? Author and director Wilke Weermann has spoken to Berlin students who are fighting for their future. From the research material and interviews, a classroom piece was created about the political attitude of young people to life.
- Premiere: Deutsches Theater, Berlin/Germany - 5 September 2019
- Young Europe Festival, Graz/Austria - June 2020
Author & Director: Wilke Weermann
With: Laura Eichten and Nazim Dario Neumann
Staging & costumes: Ayfer Ezgi Karataş
Dramaturgy: Lasse Scheiba
Theater pedagogy: Maura Meyer
Audience: For ages 14+
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This performance is part of Young Europe III - ETC’s artistic collaboration project which focuses on theatre as a place of identification for young people in Europe.