June 18, 2013 | Staged Reading

Kathrin Röggla's "Worst Case"

“Theater of the Voiceless”, a symposium and festival produced by Zeitgeist DC (Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, Goethe-Institut Washington and the Embassy of Switzerland) and the Laboratory for Global Performance and Politics, takes place from June 16 – 19, 2013 at various venues around Washington.

Directed by Jenny Lord, the Shakespeare Theatre Company, followed by a discussion with the cast. This is a new translation by Katy Derbyshire.
Neither catastrophes themselves nor the resulting suffering are the topic of Worst Case. Instead, it is the manipulation of catastrophic scenarios in the media and politics. Potential catastrophes are omnipresent in news and talk shows, invoking the worst case even if it fails to materialize. The unending torrent of disaster movies provides a continual loop of graphic imagery depicting the end of times.
Kathrin Röggla (b. 1971 in Salzburg, Austria) began writing radio plays in 1998 and theater plays in 2001. Her awards include the SWR Best List Award (2004), the Bruno Kreisky Award for the Political Book (2004), the Solothurn Literature Award and the International Art Award of Salzburg (2005). She has published two books of experimental short prose and two novels. She lives in Berlin.
Recipient of the 2012 Regional Theatre Tony Award®, the Shakespeare Theatre Company in Washington, D.C. has dedicated itself to becoming the nation's premier classic theatre. By focusing on works with profound themes, complex characters and heightened language written by Shakespeare, his contemporaries and those playwrights he influenced, the Shakespeare Theatre Company brings to vibrant life groundbreaking, thought-provoking and eminently accessible classic theatre in a uniquely American style.

When: Tuesday, June 18, 2013 | 7:30 pm to 10:30 pm
Where: Embassy of Austria | 3542 International Court NW | Washington, DC 20008
Tickets: Admission is free. RSVP required. To register for tickets please go to http://theaterofthevoicelessworstcase-eorg.eventbrite.com/#