Together with Staatstheater Mainz, we’ve developed a German-speaking version of our live research performance. After a period of research and rehearsal, the script was added with local knowledge. The German team consists of both actors of the Mainzer ensemble as well as actors from New Heroes and ARSENAAL. In this archival page, you can find some of the insights that we gained during our presence in Mainz.

Just like during all the other performances, every day we ask the participants:

What are the essential components for democracy as you would like it to be?

We give people 10 minutes to bring in their ideas. Some people come up with very creative answers, others stick to the basics. All together they form a palet of core values of the democracy they would like to live in.

We keep track of all their answers and visualize them live, in a word cloud. At the end of the proces we’ll have a big overview of the essential components people named. But, do people also have the feeling that our current democracies are close enough to these visualizations? And what do they want to do when this is not the case? That’s where the dialogue continues.

We hope to meet you soon to join us!