Der Staat / The State
By Alexander Manuiloff (Bulgaria)
German translation from the English original by Hannes Becker
Alexander Manuiloff’s literary theatre text “The State” needs neither director nor actors – it turns the audience into co-authors and players of each performance. Based on the phenomenon of young Bulgarians who self-immolated in 2013 as an expression of their protest, the text questions how societies constitute themselves via their common values and what is necessary for people to live together in a state.
Scenography Eva Veronica Born