On November 3, we hosted Election Night 2020 – A Digital Party, a live theater performance on Zoom by Julia Hart, director of the play Neuland and starring members of the DA Germany Hamburg Chapter.
After the 2016 election, Julia Hart created Neuland (Uncharted Territory), a theater performance created in response to the election of Donald Trump, based on the collected true stories of American women's reactions to the results of that election. Election Night 2020 was a sequel of sorts to Neuland, with new stories and perspectives from Americans from even more diverse backgrounds and genders reflecting on the events of the last four years. With a mix of personal stories, scenes, and songs, Julia Hart and the ensemble cast reflected on the most significant moments, impressions, and feelings from the last four years. The performance was produced in partnership with the Lichthof Theater in Hamburg and was also part of DA Germany’s live, all-night election night program on Zoom, which was attended by hundreds of viewers across Germany.
Text by Vincienzo Cabrera