by Fringe ensemble / Platform theatre
What if citizens were actively involved in decisions about the principles that govern city life? What if they had the possibility to be heard and to discuss their opinions in a public yet protected space? How would they experience simultaneously leaving their comfort zones, overcoming barriers and meeting people they have never met before? This aspect of urban development ensures a high quality of life beyond the exercise of building a functional infrastructure: the daily journey of equals towards a desirable future where dialogue guides us to and creates the Map to Utopia.
“…an interactive experiment that traces theater back to its original political function as a communication space that connects play and reality in real time."(Deutschlandfunk Kultur)
Our audiences are invited to interact within a fictional, exemplary metropolis consisting of four different districts. Accompanied by five performers, participants will assume the roles of residents or urban developers, meeting and exchanging with one another.
“What remains is the amazing feeling of having stepped outside the door again and having looked a little outside the box.” (General-Anzeiger Bonn)
The space of the event is a Zoom meeting. In addition, participants need a smartphone with the M2U Rooms app installed. In this app, they will successively discover their avatar of the evening during the performance. Each of the 40 participants has an individual avatar that is connected to the others. This network of connections will be explored by the participants in groups, 1 to 1 or in random meetings as they face the everyday problems of urban society.