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Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg
ULTRAWORLD
Theatre, Visual Arts

Due to the travel warning for Vienna issued by Germany, the guest performance of ULTRAWORLD by the Volksbühne Berlin cannot take place. We will be contacting you by email and/or phone regarding ticket refunds.

© 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 Productionclip Rodrik Biersteker (Video), Richard Janssen (Sound)

    • Production

      Production Volksbühne Berlin

      Premiere January 2020, Volksbühne Berlin

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