Artistic directors: Monster Truck & Segun Adefila
Sound: Alice Ferl Light: Stine Hertel
Actors: Muiz Adebayo, Moses Akintunde, Andreas Klinger, John Lakutu, Ridwan Rasheed, Waris Rasheed
Artistic collaboration: Seun Awobajo
Production management: ehrliche arbeit – freelance office for culture
Artist management: Abiodun Adefila, Theresa Pommerenke
A production by Monster Truck and Footprints of David, Sophiensaele Berlin, Theater Rampe Stuttgart, Forum Freies Theater Düsseldorf, Goethe-Institute Nigeria, funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation and the Berlin Senate Chancellery for Cultural Affairs.
With „Sorry “, the Berlin based performance group Monster Truck and Nigerian choreographer Segun Adefila engage in a discourse about the (im)possibility of an encounter on equal terms, overshadowed by asymmetrical postcolonial power dynamics. On a white playground, five young skinny boys from Bariga meet a heavyset white man from Germany. Youthful innocence meets the proverbial stranger who offers the children chocolate; postcolonial hopelessness meets the stereotypical embodiment of Europe’s colonial guilt, contemporary Nigerian dance meets European conceptual theater.
A horror movie of its own special kind enfolds– an intercultural encounter staged as a nightmarish play without borders, which leaves the audience puzzled about who the final winner is. Who will be dependent on whom in the end? Who is benefitting from this encounter and how? And who is the vampire sucking the other one dry?