CELEBRATE NOW - 20 years Rimini Protokoll

"Scientists have agreed that the intersection between past and future events, the now, is a time period of three seconds", 84-year-old Ulrike Falke read out on stage of our first project in November 2000 and waited for 3 seconds.

Back then, we had convinced four women from the neighbouring retirement home to work with us on a piece at Künstlerhaus Mousonturm in Frankfurt - for us it was about ageing, but the ladies above 80 didn't want to hear about that and preferred to play Formula 1 pilots - we convinced each other.

Celebrate the NOW, exhibit, frame, think further and anchor, shift, raise the volume; we have done that - for 20 years - in many works with wonderfully self-opinionated protagonists, artist-colleagues and audiences - and that we want to celebrate:

HERE and NOW in at least 5 of Berlin's (theatre) houses - over several month!

Situation Rooms (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
An immersive film set: 20 protagonists shot their films about the globalized world of assault rifles and drones, rulers and refugees, simultaneously. Now the visitors enter this film set and slip into their shoes.
December 21 2019 until January 11 2020
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Feast of Food (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
A 360 ° installation with head-mounted displays. A contemporary diorama of food-production in the 21st century.
December 21 2019 until January 11 2020
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
December 21 2019 until January 11 2020
Uncanny Valley (Kaegi)
The humanoid copy of german writer Thomas Melle performs a lecture on it’s own robotic condition.
December 28 2019 until January 11 2020
Haus der Berliner Festspiele
Granma. Trombones from Havana (Kaegi)
Four young Cubans reconstruct the revolution of their grandparents, rewriting the history of their country. With the help of archive footage and trombones. 
December 27 and December 28 2019
Maxim Gorki Theater
„Who is on the other end of the internet? How does an algorithm work? Who, or what, is giving us directions? And who, or what, is „fake“ here? Cloud theater for teenager.
January 7 until January 10 2020 / February 11 until February 13 2020 / May 6 until May 8 2020
Grips Theater im Podewil
100% Berlin reloaded  (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel)
100 citizens represent their city, a sample, a cross-section of the society, always assembled into ever changing new group pictures on stage wondering: how has Berlin changed in the last 12 years?
January 9 until January 12 2020
January 11 2020: Rimini Protokoll Now – Thoughts by John McGrath, Artistic Director Manchester International Festival, HAU 1
Following: Party @WAU
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
Remote Mitte (Kaegi/Karrenbauer) - CANCELLED
A collective audiowalk about our encounter with artificial intelligence.
Spring 2020
Maxim Gorki Theater
Due to the Theatertreffen 2020 cancelling  Chinchilla Arschloch, waswas (Haug) will also not take place live on stage, but virtually. On May 6 2020 from 8pm you can find a 24 hour stream under: Berliner Festspiele on Demand and/or nachtkritik.de.
To what degree can theatre tolerate an absence of intent? How much protection can theatre offer? A theatre play on control options, verbal attacks, parliament Tourette and the question of what normality is ... 
In planning May 2020
HAU Hebbel am Ufer
win > < win (Haug/Kaegi/Wetzel) - CANCELLED
A theatrical installation which dares to look into the future, when jellyfish will have become winners of the man-made global warming.
May 7 to May 18 2020
Haus der Kulturen der Welt 
On occasion of the 20th anniversary of Rimini Protokoll
Book launch, project highlights of the last 20 years – and: party!
May 9 2020
Weltwirtschaft im Haus der Kulturen der Welt
Radio plays by Rimini Protokoll in living rooms of selected hosts.
January until May 2020
Picture: Ulrike Falke im Jetzt während “Raubkopie Boxenstopp”, 2000
Photo: Katalin Deér
Rimini Protokoll is regularly funded within the Konzeptförderung programme since 2011 by the Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa Berlin.