Nowadays, telephone booths have fallen out of time, have been banned from public spaces or converted into bookcases - at the Paulskirchenfest they become real time machines. Anyone who enters the "telephone boxes" on Paulsplatz can make live phone calls to various contemporaries via video telephony.
In this interactive theater format, real people answer questions in real time. Either as actors who have spent a long time dealing with a historical personality, or as activists or civil rights activists who speak for themselves. The focus is on exciting questions:
For example, how do historical figures who fought for freedom at the time look at the time afterward? And how do today's campaigners for democracy assess the state of democracy? The theater of the "Cockpit Collective" is about the exchange with the audience. As in a "real" telephone booth, 50 cents is enough for a 15-minute conversation.