We is set in the future. D-503, a spacecraft engineer, lives in the One State, a city-state built almost entirely of glass, which makes it easier for the secret police and spies to inform on and oversee the public. The state is modelled on the Panopticon, the prison designed by Jeremy Bentham, and its life is organised to achieve maximum efficiency in keeping with the system advocated by Frederick W. Taylor. People march in step and wear identical clothing. There is no way of referring to other people except by their given numerical codes. The society is run strictly by logic and reason, which are the primary justification for its laws. The individual’s behaviour is based on logic by way of formulas and equations outlined by the One State.

We is a first-person narrative written as a diary by D-503, a mathematician and builder of the Integral, the spaceship that the One State has constructed to dominate and subjugate the inhabitants of other planets. The diary is to be carried on the space mission and is addressed to unknown beings explaining and justifying their subjugation. During his mission, D-503 meets and falls in love with an enigmatic woman, I-330. As he surrenders to this forbidden love, things take an unexpected turn.

  • Zero Point Theatre Group
  • Direction, adaptation, stage installation ― Savvas Stroumpos
  • Text ― based on We by Yevgeny Ivanovich Zamyatin, translated by David Malteze
  • Performers ― Evelyn Assouant, Eleana Georgouli, Konstantinos Gogoulos, Ellie Ingliz, Dimitris Papavasiliou
  • Music ― Ellie Ingliz
  • Light designer ― Kostas Bethanis
  • Costumes ― Airam Maria Papadopoulou
  • Construction of the installation ― Charalambos Terzopoulos
  • Dramaturgy― Maria Sikitano
  • Make-up artist ― Virginia Tsihlaki
  • Construction of musical instruments and chairs ― David Malteze
  • Premiere ― 15 May 2015
  • On a stage of extremely small dimensions, in direct contact and interaction with the audience, the group rolls out its familiar and highly distinctive directorial and interpretive style […], converting words into body spasms, insisting on theatre research, on theatre as a collective process.

    Natassa Kefalinou |

  • Savvas Stroumpos shows that, having absorbed the method of his master, Theodoros Terzopoulos, he creates his own performative landscapes with integrity and an embrace of high aesthetics, selecting profound political plays that reflect harsh modern conditions, and investing them with a sense of unreality, which makes their message more harrowing.

    Dimitris Tsatsoulis |


Date and hour

11 November
12 November


Running time

90 minutes