100% Amsterdam

  • Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam City Theatre Leidseplein 26 1017 PT Amsterdam Netherlands
Photos ©Chad Bilyeu

Photos ©Chad Bilyeu

Together with Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam and the Publieke Werken Foundation, ECF presents the show 100% Amsterdam by Berlin theatre collective Rimini Protokoll.

51% of the population in Amsterdam is female, 12% is over 65 years, whereas 4% are aged 0-4 years. 230,549 of the 809,892 inhabitants of the city are single, 69,857 are married with children...

How many of them are unemployed, in love, illegal, do yoga or are top earners?

How many have saved a life, lost a friend, can buy a house or expect to die within a year?

These and more questions, their future answers together with 100 ‘Amsterdammers’ ('inhabitants of Amsterdam' in Dutch) will have a leading role in the performance of 100% Amsterdam.  

100% Amsterdam brings 100 carefully selected Amsterdammers (non-actors) on stage to represent the city’s population of 809,892 and its unique demographic imprint: more than 49 cast members are Dutch, 11 are living in the city centre, approximately 6 are children under 4... and there is more to come.

At times funny, uplifting and strikingly dramatic, 100% Amsterdam is always enlightening, a mirror to every inhabitant that will forever change the way we see our friends, neighbours, colleagues and strangers on the street. In a world bombarded with ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ this cross-section of the society could tell the truth of modern Amsterdam life in a way graphs or pie-charts never could.

ECF is proud to bring one of its former ECF Princess Margriet Award Laureate, Stefan Kaegi, together with his collective members Helgard Haug and Daniel Wetzel to Amsterdam with their project. Rimini Protokoll has been spreading throughout the city over five months. 100% Amsterdam began with the casting of one member who had to recruit another in 24 hours, who then recruited another and so on – all according to specific criteria of age, gender, household type, geography and ethnicity mirroring the demographic make-up Netherland’s biggest city.

Dutch Premiere on 10 December 2014 at 20:30.
Performances from Wednesday 10 December until Saturday 13 December 2014 at 20:30. Great Hall - Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam City Theatre.

An exhibition of 100% Amsterdam will also be on show between 3 December 2014 and 11 January 2015 at the Amsterdam Museum. Further information will follow. 

A book has also been published (in Dutch). Check our Library for further information. 

Amsterdam is the 20th city where Rimini Protokoll presents this performance. Past performances have included Berlin, London, Melbourne, Tokyo, Krakow, Gwangju, Paris and San Diego.