19 to 22 October 2012

Angela Richter


Österreichische Erstaufführungbrutproduktion

Julian Assange – most wanted or desired? The most famous and controversial Internet activist, WikiLeaks founder and inventor is a hero for some, a criminal, terrorist and state enemy number one for others. His person reveals the positive and negative aspects of the possibilities and freedoms in the web: his quick rise and sudden fall, the image of the modern tragic figure or the first tragic Internet hero. On the one hand, Assange is judged as rapist and public enemy in the media. On the other hand, he is staged as a messiah of the Internet. A prosecution is still lacking, however, Assange is already judged in public opinion. Assange’s pop-star reputation has been damaged. Suddenly one also finds that he always looked somewhat crazy, is a super nerd, a former hacker, anarchist, narcissist and egomaniac. The chapter Assange is currently being updated every day. Nobody knows what the outcome will be. The media reactions to these proceedings are comparably restrained. ASSASSINATE ASSANGE is based on Angela Richter’s research on the subject of hacktivism as well as on meetings and interviews she carried out with Julian Assange in 2011 and 2012.

Audience talk on 21 October after the performance.

With Yuri Englert, Philipp Haupt, Chris Kondek, Malakoff Kowalski, Melanie Kretschmann, Angela Richter Direction Angela Richter Stage/costumes Katrin Brack Video Chris Kondek Music Malakoff Kowalski Dramaturgy Katrin Dod, Kristof Schreuf Production management Anja Lindner Assistent director Anna Laner Stage and costume assistance Bärbel Trautwein Artistic collaboration Philipp Haupt, Melanie Kretschmann, Julian Assange

A co-production of Angela Richter, brut Wien and Kampnagel Hamburg. With the kind support of the Culture Department of the City of Hamburg, the ZEIT Foundation Ebelin and Gerd Bucerius, the Hamburg Cultural Foundation and

Tickets € 14/€ 8/€ 6* with the brutkarte
Combi-ticket ASSASSINATE ASSANGE and Die Türen live on 20 October € 18/€ 12/€ 10* with the brutkarte

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