Over the past two months, the Gorki's newly founded Exil Ensemble – consisting of seven new-Berliner, professional actors from Afghanistan, Syria and Palestine – has been an integral part of the theatre. These young artists will perform in various Gorki productions over the next two seasons and develop their own projects.
In January the Exil Esemble begins the research process for its first production with Gorki resident director Yael Ronen. Two weeks of winter travel by bus through Germany, a foray to
Switzerland. How do Ayham Majid Agha, Maryam Abu Khaled, Hussein Al Shatheli, Karim Daoud, Tahera Hashemi, Mazen Aljubbeh, Kenda Hmeidan and Yael Ronen perceive this land of exile during the trip? How do they evaluate their encounters with natives: with their fellow performer Niels Bormann, with the experts who try to explain Germany, or with the bus driver? What mutual overtures are made, how are interpersonal relations explored? Yael Ronen and the actors are developing a play based on their journey: