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Tuğsal Moğul

AND NOW HANAU

Guest performance

 

On February 19, 2020, a racist murders nine people in Hanau: Fatih Saraçoğlu, Ferhat Unvar, Gökhan Gültekin, Hamza Kurtović, Kaloyan Velkov, Mercedes Kierpacz, Said Nesar Hashemi, Sedat Gürbüz and Vili Viorel Păun.

Born in Neubeckum/Westphalia in 1969, the playwright, director, actor and doctor Tuğsal Moğul deals with the effects of racially motivated violence in Germany in his works. In his most recent research project, he is theatrically reworking the Hanau attack.

In his play, Tuğsal Moğul gives the victims' perspective a voice and asks about the many mistakes made before, during and after the attack by the police, the public prosecutor's office, politicians and the media: The assassin was already known to the police as a right-wing extremist. Why wasn't he better monitored? Why was the emergency number 110 not available on the night of the attack? Why was the emergency exit in the Arena Bar locked? How can it be that SEK officers at the scene of the crime were later exposed as right-wing extremists?

In close cooperation with the "Initiative 19. February Hanau", Moğul asks for consequences and demands a complete investigation so that we do justice to the victims and their families and remember them.

The NSU murders were tried at the Munich Higher Regional Court. The perpetrator from Hanau evaded the trial and his conviction by committing suicide, and there is no judicial reappraisal. Tuğsal Moğul does not deal with the murders in a conventional theater space, but deliberately chooses a public place in the middle of urban society: the large conference room in Recklinghausen town hall, the historic town hall festival hall of the city of Münster and the Münster district court.


A co-production of Theater Münster and Theater Oberhausen with Ruhrfestspiele Recklinghausen, in cooperation with Maxim Gorki Theater Berlin.