It is my outstanding pleasure and privilege to translate THE TRIALS (DIE PROZESSE), the newest text by British playwright Dawn King. The play is a commission by the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus, its world premiere is scheduled for 24 April 2021 at the Bürgerbühne Düsseldorf.
In a not too distant future, a jury of children and teenagers are to decide over the fate of the generations of their parents. The climate catastrophe has happened, the ressources of an overheating earth will not suffice for its too many human inhabitants. With the trials, the former generation is judged by the future one for its responsibility for this catastrophe, the guilty ones are executed: fewer mouths to feed.
With her great success FOXFINDER (finalist of the Suzan Smith Blackburn Prize 2013/14) and her play CHIFFREN, King is already a name even on German stages.