Photo: Nicole Marianna Wytyczak Photo:


R-Faktor. Das Unfassbare

By Ayşe Güvendiren

 Werkraum
 Opening night: 25.5.2021
 1 hour 15 minutes
 German
 25 Euro, 6 Euro reduced
 Werkraum
 Opening night: 25.5.2021
 1 hour 15 minutes
 German
 25 Euro, 6 Euro reduced

“Do you actually experience it like that? That can’t be!” This disbelief regularly hits people who have experienced racism as soon as they tell the dominance society about their experiences.

As a rule, the white majority society claims for itself the right to weigh up the truth content of its reports.
In line with this white self-image of interpretive sovereignty, BIPoC art and culture professionals invite people to talk about their experiences in “R-Faktor. The Unbelievable”, a political late night show,now self-empoweringly invite them to judge their experiences in the white-dominated art and culture industry. Decide: Is it fact or fiction?
Together with the audience, a presenter follows the fictionalised accounts of an acting student, a film student, an assistant director and two actresses. They are all united by the R-factor: the racism factor and its reproduction. Because even in cultural institutions, the self-declared places of an artistic utopia, the structural inequalities of society dominate their everyday working lives. Developed from interviews with 30 BIPoC art and culture professionals, “R-Factor” depicts a reality to which their white colleagues close their eyes.

  • With Şafak Şengül
  • Director, Research, Textcollage Ayşe Güvendiren
  • Stage & Set Design Theresa Scheitzenhammer
  • Costume and Makeup Melina Poppe
  • Dramaturge Carlotta Huys
  • Assistant to the Director Suvi Schrank
  • Directing Intern Lisa Fricke
  • Assistant Dramaturge Tassilo Pyko
  • Stage Design Assistant & Collaboration Set Design Jiannis Murböck
  • Camera & Editing Louis Dickhaut
  • Editing Oliver Buchalik
  • Lighting Maxi Blässing, Dominik Büchl
  • Sound Friedo Günther
  • Video Markus Bührend, Jens Baßfeld
  • Komparserie Lisa Fricke, Suvi Schrank
  • Mentor Nora Abdel-Maksoud
  • Sound Designer & Music Sophia Jani

Learn more about the production “R-Faktor. Das Unfassbare”!

Campus #17 „R-Faktor. Das Unfassbare“
Artistic forms of protest against right-wing extremism workshops and inputs for young adults.

Press Reviews

„R-Faktor“ ist eine lange nachhallende Lehrstunde über Alltagsrassismus. Beklemmend, verstörend, mit großer Wut, aber auch überraschend viel Humor.”

Münchner Merkur • 20.2.22

„In R-FAKTOR gelingt das Kunststück einer Lehrstunde über Rassismus, präzise, verstörend, erhellend. Einem verbittert diskutierten Thema wird hier mit Humor begegnet – und echte Einfühlung ermöglicht.“

Jury-Begründung Körber-Studio Regie • 7.6.21

„[D]ie Recherchen von Ayşe Güvendiren […] legen mit großer Unerbittlichkeit nahe, dass Rassismus und Sexismus, gerne auch in Kombination, zum Alltag nicht nur in den Büros der Intendanz gehören, sondern auch auf den Probebühnen und in den Theaterkantinen.“

Münchner Abendzeitung • 27.5.21