The world premiere of a new play by Amy Evans, directed by Daniel Brunet
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 thinks, 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 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. This play is a fictional story about racism, police violence and life in German cities.
In addition to 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 and a pre-performance panel discussion.
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.
We are also offering school workshops in cooperation with the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh. You can download a comprehensive informational flyer right on the workshops right here.
Supported by Hauptstadtkulturfonds
- Thurs, April 7, 2016 | 8pmMain Stage
- with 11 additional performances until Apr 22nd
Written by Amy Evans | Directed by Daniel Brunet
With Maya Alban-Zapata (Eva), Kenneth Philip George (Laurence), Aloysius Itoka (Yusef), Dorothee Krüger (Manuela), Tibor Locher (Brunmeier), Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba (Julius), Quatis Tarkington (Rahim) and Tyrell Teschner (Ronny)
Foyer Exhibition and Production Dramaturgy by Michael Ojake and Naomi Boyce | Set and Costume Design by Tamar Ginati | Lighting Design by Christian Maith | Sound Design by Lenard Gimpel | Props Design and Assistant Costume Design by Matthew Peach | Assistant Direction by Ellen Gallagher | Assistant Set Design by Ken Chinea | Ancillary Program Coordination by Sharon Dodua Otoo | Theater Education Program by Sebastian Fleary | Regiehospitantin: Zoë Erwin-Longstaff
- The Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh – Official Website
- The Most Unsatisfied Town Reviewed by The Culture Trip
- Interview with Playwright Amy Evans in Exberliner
- Timeline of the Oury Jalloh Investigation and Trial (in German)
- Feature Article on the Death of Oury Jalloh in Die Tagesspiegel (in German)
- Interview with Mouctar Bah (co-founder of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh) in Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German)
- Feature Article on the Tenth Anniversary of the Death of Oury Jalloh in Süddeutsche Zeitung (in German)
- Buy The Most Unsatisfied Town, part of the Witnessed Series, from Edition Assemblage