Jean Monnet @ Poka-Yio's Eutopia


Impersonating Jean Monnet in Poka-Yio's theatre play.

Between 2016 and 2017, Stafylakis impersonated Jean Monnet in the work Eutopia by Poka-Yio, at Festival Culturescapes, Kaserne Theatre, Basel, December 2017. He also performed the same role at Frascati, Amsterdam, November 2016, and Ibsen Festival Oslo, September 2016.

The script: A mysterious manager recruits four persons to participate in a bizarre focus group that aims to facilitate the re-branding of Europe. Each recruit is invited to impersonate a personality that protagonized in the formation of the E.U: the economist and diplomat Jean Monnet, the French president Francois Mitterrand, the German chancellor Helmut Kohl, and Mitterrand’s personal astrologer Elizabeth Teissier.