Terror by Ferdinand von Schirach

Period: July 2017 – Present

Premiere in Switzerland (Giubiasco): 13 May 2018, 5.00 p.m.
Dress rehearsal (Giubiasco): May 12, 2018, 8:00 p.m.
Premiere in Italy (Milan): May 24, 2018, La Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, Milan

Performances on tour:
25-27 May 2018, La Triennale Teatro dell’Arte (Milan)
20 – 21 October 2018, Federal Criminal Court (Bellinzona)
15 – 18 November 2018, Teatro Piemonte Europa (Turin)
4 – 5 December 2019, LAC Lugano Art and Culture (Lugano)
Spring 2019, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – National Theatre (Venice)

Ferdinand von Schirach’s Terror is currently the most performed play in the German-speaking regions. A plane full of passengers is hijacked by terrorists and directed towards a sold out soccer stadium. A pilot of the military defense forces shoots down the plane, thus avoiding the incident. He acts against the instructions of his superiors. All people on board the plane die. Because of his (improper) behavior he will be prosecuted. Will he be found guilty or not guilty?

The peculiarity of Terror is that the public takes an active role in the performance. The reflection on the conflict between legislative and moral ethical issues, calls the viewer to take a position on these contradictions and to decide, at the end of the work, the outcome of the trial.

“We must be open and flexible to dialogue, to discuss what are the problems, needs, atrocities and (in)understandings of the society in which we live. We need to create places and moments of exchange and debate, to avoid simple and hasty judgments, to reveal new and constructive points of view, and to bring attention back to the basic values, rights and obligations of every human being”.

— Kami Wilhelmina Manns, Director


Director: Kami Manns
With: Antonella Attili, Paolo Musio, Andrea Dolente, Giampaolo Gotti, Pietro Faiella, Margherita Coldesina
Video and multimedia: Nicolas Joray
Scenography: Alfons Flores
Choreography: Darrel Toulon
Lights: Kami Manns
Tutor: Olivia Spinelli
Assistant director: Donia Sbika
Translation: Sonia Antinori
Publisher: Arcadia/Media
Project in collaboration with: IED – European Institute of Design
costumes of the protagonists and extras by Davide Paietta, Alessia Scasserra, Giuseppe Serra (students of the Fashion Design Course) and Tatiana Ciardo and Martina Plazzi (students of the Fashion Styling Course)

A production: paradise is here – itinerant arts center (Switzerland), La Triennale Teatro dell’Arte (Italy), Fondazione Teatro Metastasio di Prato, Teatro Stabile del Veneto – Teatro Nazionale (Italy), Fondazione TPE Teatro Piemonte Europa