Prometheus in Athens

with 103 inhabitants of Athens

By Haug / Wetzel



"Prometheus bound": What do Athenians know, what do they think about it today? "Prometheus in Athens" is pursuing this question with 103 inhabitants of Athens, who were found regarding two relationships: On the one hand these 103 Athenians represent the city according to basic official statistic values. On the other hand they identify/sympathize with particulary aspect of the drama "Prometheus bound".

Rimini Protokoll show people who have experiences with the disposition to durable sufferings; who see themselves as well in a situation of uncompromising insurgency; people who understand their jobs as a continuation of the "promethian effort" to improve the human future; those who execute uneasily but consequently the power of the state; those who are on the run; those who think to have broken a law for the sake of others; and people who perceive god as a more important legislator than civic society.

"Prometheus in Athens", a contribution by Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel to the "Promethiade" at Athens Festival, can only take place in Athens: In the center of the city, a stone's throw away from the center of the Athenian theater-democracy, for which the "Prometheus"-trilogy was written once.

by Helgard Haug & Daniel Wetzel
Assistant Director - Research: Prodromos Tsinikoris
Set Design: Guy Stefanou
Research and collaboration: Anestis Azas, Giolanta Markopoulou, Christina Polychroniadou
Dramaturgie: Sebastian Brünger

„Prometheus in Athen“ is a production of the Athens & Epidaurus Festivals in cooperation with Kulturhauptstadt Istanbul 2010 and Stiftung Zollverein, supported by Goethe-Instituts.