Impulse Theater Festival

Cologne, Mülheim an der Ruhr, Düsseldorf

Save the date: 14–24 June 2020

Antje Schupp: Blind Date Islam

14.—23.06. Times for individual blind dates will be given upon registration.
Close to “Ehrenfeld” station, exact address will be given upon registration.
Duration: 60 minutes
Language: can be agreed
Register through stadtprojekt[a] or +49 (0)211 87 67 87-18. Please leave a contact number for us to call you back.

23.06. 19:00–21:00 Farewell dinner with participants in BLIND DATE ISLAM
Arslan’s Kebab Shop, Ehrenfeldgürtel 79, tram stop “Venloer Straße / Gürtel“ or “Ehrenfeld”

Many non-Muslims know very little about Islam. This creates space for prejudice and the propaganda of right-wing islamophobes. Antje Schupp turns this lack of knowledge into curiosity and the clamour of many voices into an intimate conversation: she invites you on a blind date with Islam. In each case one audience member and one person of Muslim faith will meet up without knowing who their counterpart will be. Each constellation is unique, each relation to Islam individual. This one-to-one encounter offers equal scope for curious questions and individual stories — on both sides. Islam in Cologne is very diverse. How well do you know it? And might it even be your type?

© Robin Junicke
© Robin Junicke
© Robin Junicke
© Robin Junicke
© Robin Junicke

Antje Schupp is a director and performer. She directs spoken and music theatre and devises her own independent productions. Antje Schupp has directed at theatres including Theater Basel, Schauspielhaus Zürich and Kaserne Basel and has been invited to festivals such as Theaterspektakel Zürich, Politik im Freien Theater, Berliner Theatertreffen (‘Shifting Perspectives’) and the Heidelberger Stückemarkt (with ‘Der große Marsch’ by Wolfram Lotz). She frequently works with Beatrice Fleischlin, for example on ‘Islam für Christen — Ein Crashkurs (Level A1)’, and has collaborated in Kosovo and in South Africa, most recently on ‘PINK MON€Y’ (by and with Annalyzer / Covic / de Rooij / Jina / Mdluli / Schupp), that was invited to the Impulse Theater Festival 2018 and elsewhere.