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European Theatre Festival Eurothalia

September 21, 2023, 7:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m., in the German Theatre Hall


by: Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) & Thomas Melle 

Production: Münchner Kammerspiele (DE)

Co-production: Temporada Alta, Berliner Festspiele/ Immersion, Feodor Elutine / Moscow / Russia, SPRING Performing Arts Festival Utrecht / The Netherlands, Triennale Teatro dell'Arte, Milano, donaufestival Krems

What is human, what is machine? Japanese robotics researchers call this weird similarity the “uncanny valley”.

For his play, Stefan Kaegi worked for the first time with a writer and playwright: Thomas Melle allowed an animatronic double of himself to be made. This humanoid takes the author’s place and asks questions: what happens to the original when the copy takes over? Does the original get to know himself better through his electronic double? Do the copy and his original compete or do they help each other?


Performing rights by Rowohlt Theater Verlag, Reinbek bei Hamburg

Concept, Text & Direction: Stefan Kaegi

Text, body & voice: Thomas Melle

Equipment: Evi Bauer

Animatronic: Chiscreatures Filmeffects GmbH

Manufacturing and Art Finish of the silicone head, coloration and hair: Tommy Opatz

 Manufacturing and Art Finishing of the silicone head and coloring: Ina Chochol; 

Hair punching: Susanna Lang; 

Mounting-systems and rework animatronics: Jörg Steegmüller/Steegmüller Skulpturen

Dramaturgy: Martin Valdés-Stauber

Video Design: Mikko Gaestel

Music: Nicolas Neecke

Light Design Rimini Protokoll Touring: Robert Läßig

Sound- & Videodesign Rimini Protokoll Touring: Jaromir Zezula

Production management: Rimini Protokoll / Monica Ferrari

Copyright Images: © Gabriela Neeb


Language: German

Simultaneous translation via headphones: DE-RO, DE-EN

Age restriction: 12+