Tuesday, 22 March 2016

Berlin | World Premiere of "The Most Unsatisfied Town" by Amy Evans

Image © 2016 English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Centre

The world premiere of "The Most Unsatisfied Town" on Thursday, April 7th has already sold out!

Written by Witnessed author, Amy Evans, and directed by Daniel Brunet of English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Centre, this play will run for a total of 14 performances throughout April 2016, including one school matinee performance on Wednesday, April 13th.This brilliant and important play is based on the true story of Oury Jalloh, who was killed in Dessau police custody on January 7, 2005, and the activists of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh, who spurred an international movement to bring his killers to justice. 

Image © 2005 Initiative in Gedenken an Oury Jalloh

Accompanying the performances of "The Most Unsatisfied Town" will be a lobby exhibition exploring Oury Jalloh, other deaths in police custody throughout Europe and related topics. The production also features a comprehensive schedule of post-performance discussions (April 8th, 14th & 21st) and a pre-performance panel discussion (April 10th):

Friday, April 8th | Post-Performance Discussion (in conjunction with Theater Scoutings Berlin)
• Mouctar Bah, Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh
• Moderation by Amy Evans, Playwright
• Simultaneous Interpretation (German-English) by Catherine Johnson

Sunday, April 10th | Pre-Performance Panel Discussion (4pm)
• Mai Shutta, Oranienplatz Activist
• Elizabeth Ngari, Women in Exile
• Dr. Sunny Omwenyeke, The Voice Refugee Forum Bremen / The Caravan
• Bino Byansi Byakuleka, Oranienplatz Activist and African Refugees Union
• Moderation by Sharon Dodua Otoo, RAA Berlin

Thursday, April 14th | Post-Performance Discussion
• Dr. Andrés Nader, Executive Director, RAA Berlin
• Moderation by Josephine Apraku, Institut für diskriminierungsfreie Bildung

Thursday, April 21st | Post-Performance Discussion
• Thomas Ndindah, Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh
• Moderation by Dr. Noa Ha, Migrationsrat Berlin-Brandenburg e.V.

"Since he arrived in Germany, Laurence has tried to do everything by the rules. He applied for asylum, waited patiently for his papers and found the kind of job no national would ever care to do. He is friendly to his neighbors, even the ones who tease his children in school, and cooperates with the police when they ask for his help. 
He's found the formula for survival, or so he things, until one day his friend Rahim mysteriously disappears. When the body turns up charred beyond recognition, Laurence is thrust to the fore of a civil rights movement and is forced to take a closer look at the town he was so ready to call home."

The Most Unsatisfied Town (Witnessed Edition 4)
Münster: edition assemblage
Amy Evans (2015)
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