The Pandora’s Box

World Premiere in Berlin on March 15, 2019 at the Akademie der Künste

The Pandora’s Box

Premiere in Berlin on March 15, 2019
at the Akademie der Künste

11:00, Studiobühne, Hanseatenweg

Next performances:
16.03.2019, 19:00, Akademie der Künste, Studiobühne, Hanseatenweg
19.03.2019, 11:00, Kulturfabrik Fürstenwalde
21.03.2019, 11:00, Bürgerhaus Neuenhagen
05.04.2019, 12:00, Kleist Forum, Studiobühne, Frankfurt/Oder
12.06.2019, Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt, as part of School Theatre Days

19.11.2019, Hungarian Theatre/ Ujvideki Szinhaz, 3rd Synergy World Festival, Novi Sad

30 minutes before each performance there will be an introduction and a discussion with the audience after the performance.

Theatre artists from four European countries have come together to explore the phenomenon of national identities and right-wing populism in Europe

Production by multicultural city e.V. and Compagnie du Bredin

Patronage: Dr. Dietmar Woidke, Minister President of Brandenburg

Media partner: tip Berlin

Cooperation partners: La Compagnie du Bredin in Paris, FEZ-Berlin, Berlin Kulturinitiative Förderband Berlin gGmbH, Simona Koß, educational policy spokesperson for the SPD at the Brandenburg state parliament, Kreis Kinder und Jugendring MOL e.V., Netzwerk für Toleranz und Integration in MOL, Goethe Institut Lyon

The performances held in Germany will be accompanied by democracy days for young people from 14 years old.

Democracy Day

by Monika Dobrowlanska
Director: Monika Dobrowlanska

by Philippe Malone
German translation: Nina Rühmeier
Director: Laurent Vacher

by Ákos Németh
German translation: Ilka Russy
Director: Ákos Németh

Actors: Lia Khizioua (F) · Jonas Marmy (F)· Alexandre Pallu (F) · Barbara Prokopowicz (PL) · Ilona Raytman (DE)
Set design: Hanna Sibilski
Dramaturgy: Nina Rühmeier

Who am I and who is that person leaving next to me? Three authors, three directors, five actors, four countries and one topic: Almost everywhere in Europe autocrats and right-wing populists are moving from the margins to the centre of the society. They instil fears towards foreigners, make discriminatory behaviour publicly respectable, revive old stereotypes and resentments against the European neighbours and stigmatise the concept of common Europe.

Always the same, everywhere different – under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Brandenburg, Dr. Dietmar Woidke, theatre artists have teamed up to bring their perspectives on everyday right-wing populism in Germany, Hungary, France, and Poland together into a performance. What kind of stereotypes emerge when a Polish and German woman start to talk to each other on the bridge over the Oder river between Słubice and Frankfurt? How does the poison of terror attacks influence the friendships among people in Paris? And what does it mean to be a woman in Hungary today – maybe even a woman who has been a man before? Are we living in times in which our identities are changing, or simply our consciousness of them?

In German, French and Polish languages. With German subtitles in Berlin and Brandenburg.

Supporters: Brandenburgische Landeszentrale für politische Bildung, Staatskanzlei des Landes Brandenburg, Koordinierungsstelle Tolerantes Brandenburg, Stiftung Berliner Sparkasse, Berliner Sparkasse, Friede Springer Stiftung, EWE Stiftung, Charity Pot Lush, Région Grand Est Frankreich, Ministére de la Culture Frankreich, Institut Français

The preparatory meeting was supported by the Between Bridges Foundation.

First work session, Paris, January 2019:

Pandora on Instagram




RBB, 7.04.2019, Die Büchse der Pandora, Kowalski & Schmidt, Raphael Jung

Diplomatisches Magazin, 03/2019, Highligts


MOZ, 01.04.2019, Verändert sich alles?

Ver­än­dert sich al­les?

School children’s voices. 26. Schultheaterfest, Uckermärkische Bühnen, Schwedt

DIE BUECHSE DER PANDORA. Berichte. 26. Schultheaterfest, Uckermaerkische Buehnen, Schwedt

Tip Berlin, Day Tip 16.03.2019

Die Büchse der Pandora in der Akademie der Künste – tip berlin

OSF TV, 02.04.2019

osf-tv-Internationales Theaterprojekt „Die Büchse der Pandora“ im Kleist Forum – Oder-Spree Fernsehen

Felix Gattinger, Dramaturg, Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt

Von Felix Gattinger. Uckermaerkische Buehnen Schwedt

Märkisches Echo, 29.08.2019, Wie wäre es mit Höflichkeit, von Thomas Berger

Wie wäre es mit Höflichkeit, von Thomas Berger

Pandora in Novi Sad:

Pandora in well-known Serbian theater show by Slobodan Savic, from approx. 12 minutes

The Pandora’s Box in the annual report of the Landeszentrale für Politische Bildung, Potsdam, page 19: