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Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg
ULTRAWORLD
Theatre, Visual Arts
Language: English and German with German and English surtitles
Duration: 110 min
Prices: EUR 10 / 16 / 24 / 32 / 40

From 9 a.m. on 27 July 2020, you have the possibility of buying your tickets from the Webshop or over the phone using a credit card.

Dates
25. Sep
Friday
Time: 7pm
 
26. Sep
Saturday
Time: 7pm
 
© Julian Röder
© Julian Röder
© Julian Röder
© Julian Röder

    The creation of the world as a video game? Stage director Susanne Kennedy is today regarded as one of the leading voices in German theatre. Her trendsetting visions of the theatre are elaborated from perception-altering media, exploring the ambiguities that lie between reality and virtuality. It’s all just a game. So is the fun then over once we’ve lost one of our lives, or our life? Based on the rhythm of the creation narrative, Ultraworld addresses the question of how there can be anything out of nothing? Characters thrust into the (virtual) world become caught up in recurring configurations and looped conversations. Kennedy triggers the collapse of time in its forward progress within a sci-fi setting designed by visual artist Markus Selg. Actions collide with the rules of the game. ‘Now that you have been reminded of your own mortality, what are you going to do with the rest of your life?’ Kennedy’s works transcend the traditional machinery of the theatre, the logic of time and space, of character and plot. In Ultraworld it’s do or die: ‘Evening came, and then it was morning’, time and time again.

    • Artistic Team

      Concept Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg Direction, Text Susanne Kennedy With Malick Bauer, Suzan Boogaerdt, Erica Eller, Vanessa Loibl, Kate Strong, Bianca van der Schoot, Frank Willens, Zoë Willens Voices Alexander Choeb, Erica Eller, Amy Green, David Gwodzik, Susanne Kennedy, Michael Ladner, Susan Ploetz, Hannah Schünemann, Kate Strong, Frank Willens, Zoë Willens, Adela Yawitz Stage Markus Selg Sound Design, Montage Richard Janssen Video Rodrik Biersteker, Markus Selg Costume Lotte Goos Lights Kevin Sock Dramaturgy Hannah Schünemann Direction Assistant Jan Jordan Stage Assistant Julius Florin Costume Assitant Eleonore Carrière Dramaturgy Assistant Elif Sözer Stage Management Maria Bergel, Marco Ober Direction Internship Christina Hansen, Antonije Stankovic Stage Internship Klara Wede Costume Internship Lea Knippenberg Dramaturgy Internship Lisa Walder

    • Production

      Production Volksbühne Berlin

      Premiere January 2020, Volksbühne Berlin

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