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Precarious Presence in Contemporary Theater


The article discusses articulations and manifestations of precarious presence in today’s theatre reality. Drawing upon the performance Atriden in 2007 by the prisoners’ ensemble aufBruch in the prison Tegel Berlin (Germany), and the performance Jenin in 2006 by Attis Theatre in Athens (Greece), I want to explore how the presence of space, community and subjects (actors and spectators) is on the one hand constantly threatened in its integrity and at the same time how it appears in a whole new perspective in its precariousness. This moment in which precariousness becomes evident will be read as a political inquietude inscribed into the core of theatre.

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