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machina eX

Lessons of Leaking


22 Euro (concessions: from 9 Euro, 50% discount with festival pass)

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A theatrical game for strong nerves: In LESSONS OF LEAKING, you become a potential whistleblower in a dark, futuristic scenario.

LESSONS OF LEAKING For several years now, media-theater collective machina eX has been working on translating the aesthetics and narratives of computer games to the theater. The group creates highly technically savvy and detailed point and click adventures in which small groups of audience members are tasked with saving the world by solving logic and moral riddles. In-keeping with our exploration of the political and social consequences of digitalization (check program of this year focus ART AND DIGITAL ACTIVISM here), in the group’s latest game, 12 visitors become potential whistleblowers. In the Germany of 2021, the population is being asked after countless crises to decide whether to leave the European Union. The gamers come upon highly classified information under mysterious circumstances whose release would possibly have staggering consequences for global politics. In an action-packed setting, LESSONS OF LEAKING asks important questions about the value of democracy and transparency, and about the limits of manipulation and freedom of speech.

Find out more about this years focus ART AND DIGITAL ACTIVISM here.

Text: Dmitrij Gawrisch Performance: Nora Decker, Ayana Goldstein, Roland Bonjour Performance (Video): Benita Sarah Bailey, Cora Frost, Walter Hess, Maria José Morales Folgueras Concept: machina eX, Clara Ehrenwerth Director: Anna Fries Set Design: Anna Fries, Franziska Riedmiller Technique, Programming and Interaction Design: Lasse Marburg, Philip Steimel Videoanimation: Konrad Jünger Camera: Paula Reissig Sounddesign: Mathias Prinz Dramaturgy: Clara Ehrenwerth Costumes: Daniela Bayer Staff Stage: Winnie Christiansen Staff Interaction Design and Programming: Benedikt Kaffai Translation: Lucy Renner Jones Technical production management: Philip Steimel Production Management: Sina Kießling
Production machina eX Co-Production: Münchner Kammerspiele, Goethe-Institut, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, ROXY Birsfelden, Südpol Luzern, AUAWIRLEBEN Theaterfestival Bern Funded by: Kulturverwaltung der Senatskanzlei Berlin, Fonds Darstellende Künste, Fachausschuss Tanz & Theater BS/BL The Hamburg performances are funded by Ilse und Dr. Horst Rusch-Stiftung