die stimme der stadt (THE VOICE OF THE CITY)


The Voice of the City is a participatory theater and music performance that took place in four cities in North Rhine-Westphalia from 2018 to 2021:
2018 Castrop-Rauxel, 2019 Oberhausen, 2020 Bergisch Gladbach, 2021 Wuppertal.

The performance planned in the council chambers of the cities of Bergisch Gladbach and Wuppertal was canceled due to the coronavirus. mythen der moderne developed the format Megaphonica – Die Stimme der Stadt on tour!

The council chamber, the place of administrative power, becomes a stage for individual stories from urban society for five hours at a time. mythen der moderne tests the heterogeneous quality of democracy with the format The Voice of the City: without censorship and transcribed verbatim, nine actors speak and perform the stories and opinions of the people collected in the city.

The staged reading becomes a collage of different narrative layers: On the one hand through the diversity and contradictory nature of the interviews and on the other through the literary text of the figure Voice of the City, which was written individually for each city.