Mi. 15.12.2021
— 19:30

If you would play again

If you would play again (Foto: Toni Petraschk)

Imagine you’re lost in someone’s consciousness: a place where memories and dreams are intertwined, and boundaries between the physical and the virtual worlds are blurred.

Part immersive installation, part interactive performance, IF YOU WOULD PLAY AGAIN invites the audience to play a game without win or loss, and to promenade in a labyrinth of memory.
By entering a multimedia installation, a group of audience is absorbed into the dream, the consciousness and the imagination of the performer. At the same time, the performer remains as a disembodied figure behind the screen, appearing in a series of surrealist and dreamlike cinematographic sequences.
What kind of new connections can be built between an audience and a performer who is physically absent? How does it feel when a virtual space permeate into our physical space? What would happen when the consciousness of the other leaks into our body?
The game-like structure aims to challenge the linear theatrical narrative convention, and plays with the dynamics between group and individual, liveness and absence, and freedom and responsibility. By introducing game design principles, the artist Mengting Zhuo continues to explore the role of agency in participatory theatre. In a choose-your-own-adventure game with multiple ending, how does a group make decision? Can every individual in a group have a voice and choose their direction?

IF YOU WOULD PLAY AGAIN is an international cooperation between Berliner Ringtheater and London-based performance maker Mengting Zhuo. The presentation in Berlin is the first iteration of the development of this production, which will proceed in the future in other cities.

Format: Hybrid/ Performance Installation

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  • Informations

    In english language

    Co-production by Ringtheater

  • Credits

  • With

    Mengting Zhuo and Cristina Negucioiu
  • Concept and director

    Mengting Zhuo
  • Text

    Mengting Zhuo & ensemble
  • Dramaturgy

    Dandan Liu
  • Set and light design

    Prapatsorn Sukkaset
  • Assistant director

    Sunan Gu
  • Video and Sound Technician

    Juha Hauska
  • Light technician

    Timo von der Horst
  • Fotos

    Toni Petraschk


If you would play again (Foto: Toni Petraschk)

If you would play again (Foto: Toni Petraschk)

If you would play again (Foto: Toni Petraschk)

If you would play again (Foto: Toni Petraschk)