by stefani kuo
Directed by Megan Sandberg-zakian
Inspired by Germany’s symbolic resolution deeming the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction) movement against Israel as anti-semitic, Danger focuses on the relationships four non-German roommates in Berlin, and their relationship to identity politics. As we do in our daily lives, these four women conflate BDS with BTS, the Korean boy band, and find themselves more personally implicated in German politics than they thought possible. While Bobbie’s obliviousness to global politics irks Quintana, and Quintana’s over-involvement as an American citizen sparks a heated argument with Aidan from China, it is Hanna’s silence as an Israeli that brings us back in time to World War II. Who is the victim and who the excluded? How have the patterns of histories replaced themselves with new players, and who are we to call ourselves now?
Produced by Noor Theatre 48 Hour Forum at The Lark – May 2019
Photography by William O’Hare