Signature Event of Germany @ Canada 2017
May 25, 26, 27 at 8 :00 p.m. May 28 at 3 :00 p.m.
As part of the Festival TransAmériques
Just who are Montrealers, and what’s on their minds? Onstage 100 citizens portray 100% of the city’s population. Men, women or trans, adults, children and teenagers, atheists, Muslims and Jews, they draw a map of Montreal in a vibrant, exhilarating exercise in self-portrayal.
In this survey probe by the masters of documentary theatre the Rimini Protokoll collective, Montrealers will see themselves as they really are. Who avoids paying taxes? Who is against the wearing of the veil in public places? Who has cheated on his/her lover or spouse? Without any filters, without beating around the bush, the courageous participants of 100% Montréal
respond to all questions, both the banal and the very serious. Moving onstage as though in an organic diagram – never have statistics been so full of life! – they incarnate public opinion in sensitive fashion, dramatically revealing its unpredictable movements. A candid look at the multiple identities of our city.
A leading figure in documentary and participative theatre in Europe, the Rimini Protokoll collective was among the first to experiment with reality theatre without actors, with plays performed entirely by citizens recounting their own stories, or by spectators engaged in an interactive experience.
The trio consisting of Stefan Kaegi, Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel, close collaborators ever since their studies at the Institute for Applied Theatre Studies in Giessen, are interested in the frontiers between reality and fiction, using the tools of the stage to make that reality come to life. Their shows are characterized by highly inventive and original interactive staging mechanisms.
Rimini Protokoll: 100% Montréal
is supported by the Goethe-Institut, the Federal Foreign Office of Germany, and presented as part of “Germany@Canada 2017 - Partners from Immigration to Innovation”.