Credits: Casey Tower
By Amy Evans
Directed by Daniel Brunet
Assistant Direction by Ellen Gallagher
With the support of the Initiative in Remembrance of Oury Jalloh
With Maya Alban-Zapata, Kenneth Philip George, Aloysius Itoka, Dorothee Krüger, Tibor Locher, Asad Schwarz-Msesilamba, Moses Leo and Tyrell Teschner
Since he arrived in Germany, Laurence has tried to do everything by the rules. He applied for asylum, waited patiently for his papers and found the kind of job no national would ever care to do. He is friendly to his neighbors, even the ones who tease his children in school, and cooperates with the police when they ask for his help. He’s found the formula for survival, or so he thinks, until one day his friend Rahim mysteriously disappears. When the body turns up charred beyond recognition, Laurence is thrust to the fore of a civil rights movement and is forced to take a closer look at the town he was so ready to call home. The play is based on the true story of Oury Jalloh, who was killed in Dessau police custody on January 7, 2005, and the activists who spurred an international movement to bring his killers to justice.
The Most Unsatisfied Town is a fictional story about racism, police violence and life in German cities.