Benny Claessens

Measure for Pleasure – Another Period Piece


German and English / 160 min. (Intermission incl.)

In his most recent work Benny Claessens deals with familiar and forgotten moments in the history of the representation of women. On stage performers Rob Fordeyn and Teresa Vittucci deconstruct the mythology of woman as created by man, summoning up the sensual awakening of a new cult, the female resistance and the turn of societal conditions in favor of a luscious life full of desire, ecstasy and fulfillment. After the successful HAU production “The Last Goodbye/Vibrant Matter“ in June 2018, Claessens now returns to HAU Hebbel am Ufer.


Concept and direction: Benny Claessens / Performance: Rob Fordeyn, Teresa Vittucci / Voices: Kate Strong, Antonio Mattioli, Thelma Buabeng, Dean Hutton / Set: Stefan Britze / Costume: Teresa Vergho / Dramaturgy: Tine Milz / Assistance direction: Gabriel Wörfel / Assistance costume: Anja Temperli / Internship set and Live-Camera: Lea-Anna Niedermann


  • Past
    German premiere
    Sat 7.3.2020, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 8.3.2020, 19:00 / HAU3


Production: Playground Theater Akademie Neumarkt.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

Access by means of a stairwell (3rd floor). Use of lift possible by prior arrangement.

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

An Introduction to “Collectivize Facebook”

By Jonas Staal

“Collectivize Facebook” is a lawsuit aimed to turn Facebook into public property, initiated by artist Jonas Staal and lawyer Jan Fermon. Read here Staal’s introduction to the project.

“Manifestos for Queer Futures”

Video Documentation

As part of the festival “The Present Is Not Enough – Performing Queer Histories and Futures”, HAU initiated an open call for artists based in Berlin, who were invited to submit proposals for their Manifestos for Queer Futures.