100% Darwin

100% Darwin MRDarwin will be the star of the show in this un-missable experience and international phenomenon that that has taken the world by storm. After huge acclaim for 100% Berlin, 100% Cologne, 100% Vienna and 100% Brussels, Berlin-­based theatre company Rimini Protokoll is bringing their successful 100% franchise to the top end for the very first time.

Described as part theatre, part game and part reality performance, 100% Darwin creates a living, breathing portrait of Darwin. 100 real people, each representing 1% of the 129,062 population, were cast over 100 days with each nominated member being given 24 hours to recruit the next member who then recruited the next member and so on – all according to specific criteria to reflect the demographic make-up of our vibrant city.

These 100 non actors from all walks of Darwin life, will then show us on stage how we think, feel and act in a fascinating show that is 100% Darwin. The cast tell intimate stories from their lives and honestly answer questions about their habits, beliefs and lifestyles – the result is a live, interactive human opinion poll and a once-­in-­a-­lifetime theatrical event.

In a world bombarded with ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’, 100% Darwin tells the truth of modern life in Australia’s most northern city in a way that graphs or pie-­charts never can.

Rimini Protokoll consists of Helgard Haug, Stfan Kaegi and Daniel Wetzel, who collaborate in various combinations under this label. Rimini Protokoll look to real life for their themes with each one of their projects developed out of a concrete situation in a specific location on the basis of exhaustive research. They have attracted international attention with their dramatic works, which take place in that grey zone between reality and fiction.

100% Darwin will be presented as part of the 2014 Darwin Festival at The Amphitheatre, George Brown Botanic Gardens on Saturday 9 & Sunday 10 August 2014.

For more information, visit: www.darwinfestival.org.au for details.

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