Gob Squad

Are You With Us?


German /  English /  approx. 240 mins.

What happens when youʼve been together nearly 30 years? When you know each other by inside out? When your private and professional lives are totally inseparable? When you have grown, matured and aged together, shared relationships, love, children, an office and artistic visions and produced over 30 pieces of work. When you have travelled the world together and been through thick and thin, shared highs and lows, fame and failures. And you still want to go on. You go for counselling, get yourself a life coach. You try to take stock and settle old scores. And you ask yourselves all the questions you never dared to ask. You put your cards on the table and shamelessly expose your soul.

This can be painful, healing and sometimes brutally funny. A foolhardy descent into hell beyond rules and morals. In any case itʼs a performative experiment, with a high risk of failure. Under no circumstances should this moment happen behind closed doors, away from the public gaze. On the contrary – Gob Squad love their audiences, and canʼt imagine life without them Over the years Gob Squad audiences have been allowed to come closer and closer. They have become survivors and companions, have found themselves in the roles of co-stars, party guests and lovers, and have at times replaced the performers to be guided by headphones onstage. The audience has become an integral part of the whole Gob Squad experience: we need them and they need us.

“Are You With Us” is half group therapy, half nightmare. The participating performers will attempt, after almost 30 years of working together, to heal old wounds and finally to say what cannot be said.


Concept: Gob Squad / Performance: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will, Miles Chalcraft, Sharon Smith / Costumes: Emma Cattell, Kerstin Honeit / Technical Direction: Torsten Schwarzbach / Production Manager: Production / Production Assistant: Lena Mody / Gob Squad Management: Eva Hartmann / Tourmanagement: Mat Hand


  • Past
    Fri 21.12.2012, 22:00 / HAU2
    Thu 20.11.2014, 20:00 / HAU2
    Tue 31.5.2016, 19:00 / HAU2
    Tue 23.5.2017, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 1.6.2019, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 15.4.2023, 19:00 / HAU2


Production: Gob Squad, HAU Hebbel am Ufer, De Montfort University Leicester. Supported by: Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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