Is My Microphone On?
Ist mein Mikro an? / Is My Microphone On?
Co-production: Theater der Welt Düsseldorf 2020, Bürgerbühne und Junges Schauspiel des Düsseldorfer Schauspielhauses
Central - Kleine Bühne, Düsseldorf
Children around the world are raising their voices, staging school strikes on Fridays for a future that belongs to them. A meditation on rationality, growth, the climate and responsibility, Is My Microphone On? is a powerful play in the form of a protest song: a moving and lyrical piece to be performed by a chorus of young people. In May 2020, a group of Düsseldorfers ages 12- 17 address older generations in a manner that is necessary, touching and controversial, turning the theatre into a shared space where they try to speak to adults through an artistic experience. Is My Microphone On? is both a call to arms and a declaration of love.
Text by Jordan Tannahill
Direction and Dramaturgy by Erin Brubacher
Composition and Musical Direction by Veda Hille
Movement and Co-Direction by Cara Spooner
Scenic Design by Sherri Hay
Lighting Design by Kaitlin Hickey
Original German Cast: Nika Andabaka, Luzia Berns, Frida Beucker, Lucy Brouwers, Paula Darius, Konrad El Gendi, Elina Fiebig, Isoken Iyahen, Friederike Jacobs, Lea Markgraf, Eleni Melikidou, Emir Özdemir, Matilda Podlinski, Maja Rabrenovic, Jakob Schiefer, Tobi Valder, Milan Viebeg, Michelle Wischnepolski
Director's Assistants: Sven Fritzsche, Solène Schlachter
Translator: Frank Weigand
German Dramaturgy: Kirstin Hess
This project is a guest of honor at the Frankfurt Book Fair, 2020. It is supported by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Government of Canada.