Die Sitzmenschen

Comedy, 2019

"Die Sitzmenschen" highlights the contrasts between passivity and activity, social engagement and laziness, and is an invitation to reflect on our own contrasts, on shades of gray, on being part of a less than perfect society, on rebelling against some things but being complicit in others.

The piece does not try to limit itself to calling comfort passivity bad, but sees itself as a starting point to think further. It invites the subsequent audience discussion about our own human contradictions.

Written and directed by Cristian Javier Castaño, literary scholar and tango teacher.


The premiere took place on October 12, 2019 at the Ostritzer Friedensfest.

Further performances:

  • November 11, 2019 at Weltclub Dresden (Afropa e.V.)
  • October 03, 2020 as part of the Intercultural Weeks in the district of Leipzig, Netzwerk für Demokratische Kultur e.V. Wurzen
  • 10 October 2020 as part of the Intercultural Days at Theaterhaus Rudi