Deutsche Version

  • Digital theater as a collective experience.
  • International audiences sharing the same space.
  • Encounters in a fictional city.
  • Conversations leading towards Utopia.
  • Theater and gaming at the same time.

This all is possible with the performance of MAP TO UTOPIA. #despiteCorona

digital, interactive performance

a cooperation of fringe ensemble (Bonn) and Platform Tiyatro (Istanbul)

Featuring Gizem Erdem, David Fischer, Georg Lennarz, Laila Nielsen, Okan Urun
Concept and artistic direction Ceren Ercan, Frank Heuel, Mark Levitas, Annika Ley, Fehime Seven
Directed by Frank Heuel
Dramaturgy, text Ceren Ercan
Virtual design, stage and costumes Annika Ley
Game development and design Fehime Seven
Sound design Ömer Sarıgedik
Production Mark Levitas, Jennifer Merten

Performances in English

There are currently no performances in English.

Cities should open up opportunities, connect people to new people,
free us from the narrow confines of tradition — in a word,
the city should deepen experience.
Richard Sennett

 

What if citizens were actively involved in decisions about the principles that govern city life? What if they had the possibility to be heard and to discuss their opinions in a public yet protected space? How would they experience simultaneously leaving their comfort zones, overcoming barriers and meeting people they have never met before? This aspect of urban development   ensures a high quality of life beyond the exercise of building a functional infrastructure: the daily journey of equals towards a desirable future where dialogue guides us to and creates the Map to Utopia.

…an interactive experiment that traces theater back to its original political function as a communication space that connects play and reality in real time. (Deutschlandfunk Kultur)

Our audiences are invited to interact within a fictional, exemplary metropolis consisting of four different districts. Accompanied by five performers, participants will assume the roles of residents or urban developers, meeting and exchanging with one another.

What remains is the amazing feeling of having stepped outside the door again and having looked a little outside the box. (General-Anzeiger Bonn)

Technical requirements for participants:

Two devices are needed to operate two separate applications:

For Zoom:

  • a computer or a tablet on which you install the Zoom app (download capacity approx. 100 MB).

For the gaming app that was created especially for the performance:

  • a smartphone or a tablet (download capacity approx. 100 MB)
    Smartphone: Android 4.1 or higher/ iPhone iOS 11 or higher.
    The gaming app is absolutely secure and virus free.

Participants will receive an instructional e-mail two days before the event including

  • a personal Check-in time typically between 6 p.m. and 6:50 p.m (Central European Time),
  • the link for downloading the app,
  • the Zoom meeting link to participate.

Please check spam folders for the instructional e-mail. If the e-mail has still not arrived by the day before the performance please contact us: office@fringe-ensemble.de

Looking forward to have you with us on our journey to Map to Utopia!

Digital performances on Fri 19th and Sat 20th March 2021.

Sponsored by Kunststiftung NRW, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, NRW Kultursekretariat, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, Goethe-Institut. Supported by MAKERSPACE Bonn, Silent Events, Bahçesehir University (BAU), Istanbul, BAU Art and BAU Game Design.