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  • Performance + TALK
  • Political Extremism
  • Edinburgh Fringe First Award
  • Do., 14.05.2015, 20:00
–> English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

Post-performance discussion in English after ‘Confirmation’

A honorable dialog, real and imagined, with political extremism – to be discussed with writer and performer Chris Thorpe after the performance. The piece won the 2014 Edinburgh Fringe First Award and is presented in cooperation with Theatertreffen under the rubric Theatertreffen Stückemarkt Revisited.

To write the piece he is performing himself, Chris Thorpe conducted interviews with a wide variety of interlocutors, including neo-Nazis and Holocaust deniers. He looks forward to discussing his process with the audience after the performance – comments and reflection surrounding these sensitive topics are welcome…

Since the show is part of Theatertreffen, we recommend that you book your tickets online using this link. Thank you! 


8:00 pm – Performance

after the show - Discussion
Questions? The persons with pink Theaterscoutings-badges are here to help you.

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  • Do., 14.05.2015, 20:00
wo: English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center, Fidicinstrasse 40, Kreuzberg, 10965 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the Venue:

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center

English Theatre Berlin | International Performing Arts Center is the German capital’s only producing and presenting organization in the Hauptstadt expressly dedicated to English, the 21st century lingua franca, as the working language. Our year-round programming comprises the Producing Series – Made in Berlin, the Presenting Series, as well as our Performing Series and Pedagogy Series. We are a proud member of Berlin’s freie Szene, the independent performing arts community, and are currently developing platforms to share our work within Germany and abroad. We consciously use theater and performance as living, discursive forms to bring artists and audiences into conversation with each other about our shared city and the greater world we live in.


About the piece:


If you pinned me against a wall, I’d probably admit to being a liberal. Of course, pinning me against a wall is exactly what I’d expect from someone like you. A show about the gulfs we can’t talk across, and about the way we choose to see only the evidence that proves we’re right. With an election looming and new voices appearing in mainstream UK politics, Chris Thorpe and The TEAM Artistic Director Rachel Chavkin examine the phenomenon of confirmation bias through an honorable dialogue, real and imagined, with political extremism. To find out how we believe what we believe and how we can end up so far apart.

About the artists:

Chris Thorpe, Writer and Performer & Rachel Chavkin, Director

Chris Thorpe is a writer and performer from Manchester. His plays have been produced worldwide and he has toured in Europe, Africa, Asia and the USA. He is currently writing a new show for the Royal Court Theatre and a new project for the Unicorn Theatre as well as continuing work with Manchester’s Royal Exchange Theatre. Rachel Chavkin is a Brooklyn-based director/dramaturg/writer, and the Artistic Director of collaborative ensemble the TEAM. Founded in 2004, the TEAM makes new work about the experience of living in America today, and aims to keep the brain, eyes, and heart of the audience constantly stimulated. Four time winners of the Fringe First, winner of the 2011 Herald Angel, the 2011 EIF Fringe Prize, and ranked Best of 2013 on three continents. Rachel is a two-time Obie Winner, and was nominated as Best Director for both the Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Awards for her work on Great Comet