The Assembly / Die Versammlung

A realistic play by Porte Parole (Alex Ivanovic, Annabel Soutar, Brett Watson)

Director: Chris Abraham

 Werkraum
 Premiere: 17.10.2020
 2 hours
 25 Euro
 Werkraum
 Premiere: 17.10.2020
 2 hours
 25 Euro

Four people meet for the first time at dinner. Of very different political and cultural backgrounds, they vigorously discuss belonging, gender equality, discriminatory language, and religion. Six actors re-enact these conflict-ridden conversations. The Canadian theater company Porte Parole uses long-term projects to explore polarizing attitudes and the limits of paying attention to what other people are saying in an irascible society. And the audience will also get to have their say.

Video adaptation: Mehdi Moradpour, Jake Witlen
Video and live performance
We remain gritty.

Four people meet for dinner for the first time. Politically, professionally and culturally, they come from the most diverse backgrounds. They have energetic discussions about belonging, gender equality, discriminating language and religion, and also address controversial statements made by one other person. Six actors interpret these conflict-laden discussions.

In this digital version of ‘The Assembly’, viewers can experience an emotional evening full of suspense curves and surprising alliances – and meet one another live as well. This is because audience participation in the digital space is an integral part of the production.

Before the event you will receive the relevant links and technical details per email.
Change your perspective.
We’ll see you soon.

The digital programme booklet includes an overview of the participants, texts written by the playwright, plus images and video material. Access the digital programme booklet

The piece’s author, Mehdi Moradpour, was responsible for the introduction, and talks about the concept, the search for the four Munich citizens and the research interviews.

  • Production (Porte Parole) Line Noël
  • Production management Münchner Kammerspiele Gina Penzkofer
  •  Hanno Nehring
  • Evening play management Noémi Ola Berkowitz
  • Assistant to the Director Rouvan Silogix (Porte Parole Productions)
  • Stage Design Assistant Leonard Mandl
  • Directing Internship Agnes Pfeiffer
  • International Dramaturge Thalia Schoeller
  • Technical production management Richard Illmer
  • Lighting Maximilian Kraußmüller, William Grüger, Nikolas Boden, Maxi Blässing
  • Stage manager Oliver Cagran
  • Camera Jens Baßfeld
  • Props Dagmar Nachtmann
  • Sound Brigitte Fischer, Ulrich Treutwein
  • Stage machinery Michael Preusser
  • Technical Management (Porte Parole) Normand Vincent
  • Executive Board (Porte Parole) Amandine Gauthier
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