People, Characters, Realities (III)

Event: Conference

Location: National Theater Bucharest, Media Hall, 2 Nicolae Bălcescu Boulevard

13 June 2018, 19.00 – 21.00

Marius von MAYENBURG in dialogue with Theodor-Cristian POPESCU



“Theatre can’t be about being polite. It can’t be about showing people who do the right thing. If I show a murderer on stage, I am not suggesting this is how we should all act. Theatre needs to attack, so I would prefer to show a politically incorrect rather than a politically correct character on stage in order to offer a politically relevant play. Otherwise, we end up in a church-like sermon, preaching to people who think the same as we do. That would be boring and not at all intellectually challenging. If I see something terrible, it activates me.”

Marius von Mayenburg, Interview with Joseph Pearson, Schaubühne, May 11, 2017

This event was convened by Theodor-Cristian POPESCU, within the Focus Group Culture in Murky Times.

This event is supported by a grant of the Executive Unit for Financing Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation – UEFISCDI, project number PN-III-P3-3.6-H2020-2016-0018, within PNCDI III, and developed in partnership with Goethe-Institut Bucharest and the National Theatre Bucharest.