On January 20th, the 45th President of the United States will be sworn in. His election has caused a tremor which has shaken the political landscape in the western world. In the year of the parliamentary elections in Germany, the question that determines our political discourse is how we want to shape our democratic coexistence in the future. Hence, we would like to invite everyone who is interested to a shared democracy-breakfast at the foyer of the Schauspielhaus on January 21st – the morning after the inauguration – in order to discuss what we expect of the democracy in our own country. Part of our thematic focus “democracy and populism” are also the premiere of “Biedermann und die Brandstifter” (“The Arsonists”) directed by Hasko Weber on January 21st and a public discussion following the show “Die unsichtbare Hand”/”Am Boden” (“The Invisible Hand/Grounded”) on January 20th.