Documentary theater possesses a unique ability to respond to issues of pressing political import and social justice, and provides a platform and voice for the dispossessed. This symposium and festival brought together leading playwrights, artists, and governmental, political, and cultural experts from the United States and German-speaking countries to discuss, perform, and celebrate the international power and vitality of this art form.

The culminating event of the Symposium was a staged reading of Milo Rau‘s Hate Radio, directed by Derek Goldman, which engages the Rwandan genocide by reconstructing the studio of the country’s most popular radio station. Hate Radio featured Rick Foucheux, Caroline Clay,  Erika Rose, Kenyatta Rogers, Crashonda Edwards, Michael Anthony Williams, Baakari Wilder, and Joshua Street.


Produced in partnership with Zeitgeist DC(Austrian Cultural Forum Washington, Goethe-Institut Washington, and the Embassy of Switzerland).