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In the play, Medea’s journey from the ancient tragedy by the poet Euripides becomes a contemporary migration story packed into a criminal case.

Eine junge Frau schaut durch einen Riss einer goldenen Folie.
Eine junge Frau schaut durch einen Riss einer goldenen Folie. © Promo

The moving production of "Medea" by the theater class of the Heinrich Mann Gymnasium in Cologne begins with the waves of the Black Sea. In the play, the story of the child murderess turns out to be the fate of a woman who has fled - the child murder itself is not really clarified because rumors turn the stranger into a perpetrator before blood has even been shed. The production traces the descent of a woman who, in addition to or through her experiences of racism, also loses her husband to another woman. Medea goes from being a dazzling princess to being an exile, an outcast and finally homeless.

The production in the media library

Friday 3 June, 20:00 as live stream and afterwards as video on demand

(Program in German)

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Artistic team


Kevin Ambrozy, Laura Bartella, Ceren Basar, Sophie Caspers, Ruben Chwilkowski, Destina Coskun, Isabel Goltsmann, Fashima Gourie, Rebecca King, Raphael Klein, Laurenz Krieger, Elin Koyuncu, Anna Makowski, Garij Maruntselu, Jendrik Mikus, Adrian Papazoglu, Jasmin Preuß, Daria Rottmann, Melissa Salvatierra Huaylla, Valeria Schafermann, Jana Schwenke, Sophie Stangl, Beatriz Tavares, Paula Vass, Haktan Yesilirmak


Evi Amon Theatre supervision

Donja Angaij Assistant director

Marcel Ullrich Stage technology
Haus der Berliner Festspiele - Seitenbühne