For the Porto City Theatre’s 87th anniversary, Rimini Protokoll was invited
to present their project for the first time in Portugal, titled 100% (city),
in this case, Porto. They are recognized for creating projects from concrete
situations and specific places, and for working with non-professionals
as actors, on stage, and in other places of cities.
The project takes the statistics of the city and gives them a human face,
placing on stage one hundred of its inhabitants that represent the population
of Porto, divided into categories such as gender, age, nationality, family unit
and area of residence. Each of them also speaks for him or herself: about their
lives, their joys, and their sorrows.
The book was commissioned by the Porto City Theatre to be handed out
during the performance. It compiles all the information that was presented
in the performance as well as profiles of each of the 100 participants.