(c) Matthias Horn, (c) Christophe Raynaud Delage, (c) Dieudonné Niangouna

As a writer, actor and director, Dieudonné Niangouna is a central figure in the African continent’s young generation of theatre makers. His  linguistically powerful plays are now premiering at places such as the Avignon Festival or the Berliner Ensemble. “Trust/Shakespeare/Alléluia” revolves around a group of young performers and their conviction that it is possible to invent a better future in theatre. Freely navigating between documentation and fiction it tells this group’s tale, inspired by their relationship to theatre and to what it can report about violence in the world – in all urgency, in a form both highly poetic and playful. For Niangouna, Shakespeare provides a space between forced reality and subjective poetry, which turns his new piece into the reflection of a young generation caught up in the turbulences of contemporary history.

Duration: 240 Min.
Language: French with German surtitles
Premiere in the German speaking area
25.10. Introduction and artist talk afterwards