Politik im Freien Theater

Criticism of Power in Theater and Film
Cooperation with the festival “Politik im Freien Theater”

HOW CAN CRITICISM OF POWER BE FORMULATED WITH DIFFERENT ART FORMS? How are dif­fe­ren­ces and social ine­qua­li­ties pre­sen­ted and expe­ri­en­ced in thea­ter and cine­ma? In coope­ra­ti­on with the fes­ti­val “Politik im Freien Theater” school clas­ses meet at LUCAS to dis­cuss this question.

In class, at the thea­ter in Frankfurt’s Naxoshalle, and at the DFF cine­ma the stu­dents dis­cuss their ques­ti­ons about the artis­tic repre­sen­ta­ti­on of social dif­fe­ren­ces in the thea­ter and on the screen. The start­ing point for their cri­ti­cal ana­ly­ses and dis­cus­sions is the per­for­mance UNTERSCHEIDET EUCH! EIN GESELLSCHAFTSSPIEL, in which the thea­ter coll­ec­ti­ve Turbo Pascal makes social dif­fe­ren­ces and inju­s­ti­ces per­cep­ti­ble and nego­tia­ble on stage, and the short film MARADONAS BEINE by Firas Khoury, in which two young Palestinians hunt for the last miss­ing sti­cker for their scrap­book — the legs of Diego Maradona — during the 1990 World Cup. The pro­ject days are held in September and October for 6th gra­de school clas­ses. The 11th Festival Politik im Freien Theater will be held for the first time in Frankfurt am Main from September 29 to October 8, 2022. Under the mot­to “Power,” the inter­di­sci­pli­na­ry pro­gram brings tog­e­ther cur­rent artis­tic posi­ti­ons and events that address social chal­lenges and ope­ra­te at the inter­sec­tions of per­for­mance, poli­ti­cal edu­ca­ti­on, dis­cour­se, and activism.

The con­ver­sa­ti­on will take place in ger­man language.

The “Young European Cinephiles” have also cura­ted three films on the the­me of “power”.

In coope­ra­ti­on with: Politik im frei­en Theater
Project manage­ment: Nadine Aldag & Leander Ripchinsky


DE/PS 2018. D: Firas Khoury.

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