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Six and the City is a theatre project dedicated to the city we live in: Nairobi. A vibrant, eccentric, extreme city made of different and contradictory worlds. Goehte Institut asked six writers to portray this elusive city in form of a short theatre piece. All plays are staged for a theatre evening in front of Nairobi’s skyline, on PAWA254’s terrace.
Dates: September 13-15, 2013
Venue: PAWA 254, Africa Alliance of YMCA Building, State House Crescent
Time: 6 pm
Tickets: KShs 500
Six and the City was originally developed by Stephan Bruckmeier and Petra Weimer for the television tower Stuttgart. Together with Bruckmeier, Goethe Institut enhanced the idea for Nairobi and have commissioned six writers with the six pieces: Billy Kahora, Parseleo Kantai, Andia Kisia, Tony Mochama, Kevin Mwachiro, and Valentine Njoroge.
The dating issues of a modern Kenyan woman, politicians who can’t sing the national anthem, sugardaddys and university girls, the true story of a beggar, mistaken gender identities, several thugs, freaks, and a vibrator are just some ingredients of this unconventional theatre evening.
Coordinated by Hope Theatre Nairobi, in cooperation with Mwajuma Bahati, it stages Pauline Akinyi, Terry Awiti, Dansoye Denge, Mwajuma Bahati, Constant Hore, Hana Kefela, Joe Kinyua, David Nawieri, Marrianne Nungo, and Telley Savalas Otieno.
The directors are Hawa Essuman, Anthony Ndungu and Carol Odongo.
Date: November, 25 2011
Venue: Goethe-Institut Auditorium
Stephan Bruckmeier was born in Vienna, he is an internationally recognized director, actor, author and stage designer. Since 2009 Stephan has worked in the slums of Nairobi and is one of the founders of the Slum Theatre Festival.
The play is based on a novel by Agnès Michaux in which she describes the last hours of the German movie director and producer Fritz Lang before he went into exile. He was very critical of the Hitler-regime and a co-founder of the “Anti-Nazi-League”. After leaving Germany in 1933, Lang lived in Paris for a few months before he finally immigrated to the USA. The author conveys the inner conflicts and disruption of Lang as she summarizes events of several months into a few hours.
Stephan’s realization of the novel deals with questions concerning decisions and inner conflicts like “Should I stay in Germany and risk my life or should I leave Germany and lose my job?”.