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bridgeworks connects artists of art and culture and initiates intercultural projects for theater, dance and music worldwide.

Der Process (2017)
Ghana - Deutschland

der process / the trial

"Someonemust have slandered Josef K., because one morning without him doing something wrong, he was arrested."

True, the production of director Simon Eifeler begins with this familiar movement. In the fast-paced, crazy and in this form unprecedented adaptation, however, the process acts as a fruitful encounter - in content as well as in form. A confrontation with the unknown in a time of growing fears towards the strange and alien.

Director Simon Eifeler staged the process in the summer of 2016 in Ghana's Accra with three local actors. Fascinated and inspired by the power of the unknown as a source of creative power and diversity, he realized the process with three German actors once again in Düsseldorf after his journey, in order to collide these two versions of Kafka's novel in an intercontinental staging.

The Ghanaian and German actors played with, against and for each other. A brilliant mash-up of two cultures that could hardly be more different.

Last but not least, it was an exchange between Ghana and Germany; between Accra, the capital of the NRW partner country and the state capital Düsseldorf.

It played: Felix Banholzer // Yibor Kojo Yibor // Marius Bechen
Dr. So // Lars Evers // Jeneral Nta Tia

Director: Simon Eifeler // Assistance: Melih Celik

Costumes: Uta Materne

Project leader: Dennis Palmen

Premiere Düsseldorf / Germany: Fri. 18. November 2016
Premiere Accra / Ghana: Sun. 19 February 2017

Here's the trailer for this production: