Gob Squad

Gob Squad’s Kitchen (You’ve Never Had It So Good)


German /  English /  approx. 100 mins.

“If tomorrow I find somebody who is pretty much like me and I put her here to sing, she can be Nico while I go and do something else.” – Nico
Gob Squad embarks on a journey through time, back to the art and underground scene of New York of the sixties. Each night they set themselves the task of reconstructing “Kitchen,” “Sleep,” “Screen Test,” and other Warhol films. How can they get it just right? How do they know if they’re going wrong? How did people dance in 1965? What did they talk about? Had feminism happened? Or was it yet to begin? Gob Squad’s Kitchen becomes a journey back in time and back to the future again. A quest for the original, the authentic, the here and now, the real me, the real you and the hidden depths beneath the shiny surfaces of modern life. What emerges is a live film performance on a quest for the here and now, the original and not the copy.

After almost 200 performances across the world, “Gob Squad’s Kitchen” is one of the company’s most successful productions. After a two-and-a-half-year break this successful production comes back to HAU.      


Concept: Gob Squad / Devised and performed by: Johanna Freiburg, Sean Patten, Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will, Sharon Smith, Nina Tecklenburg, Laura Tonke / Performers June 2022: Berit Stumpf, Sarah Thom, Bastian Trost, Simon Will / Video: Miles Chalcraft (Martin Cooper) / Sound Design: Jeff McGrory (Jeffrey Fisher) / Production Manager and Dramaturgy: Christina Runge / UK Producer: Ayla Suveren / Tour and Stage Manager: Sophia Simitzis, Tina Pfurr, Mat Hand / Design Assistant, Stage: Chasper Bertschinger / Production Assistant: Sophia Simitzis / Gob Squad Management: Eva Hartmann


  • Past
    Thu 10.11.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 11.11.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 12.11.2016, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 26.5.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 27.5.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
    Tue 5.12.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
    Wed 6.12.2017, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sat 15.2.2020, 20:30 / HAU1
    Sun 16.2.2020, 17:00 / HAU1
    Tue 7.6.2022, 21:00 / HAU1
    Wed 8.6.2022, 21:00 / HAU1


Production: Gob Squad, Volksbühne im Prater Berlin, Donaufestival Lower Austria, Nottingham Playhouse and Fierce! Funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V., Arts Council of England. Gob Squad Arts Collective receives funding under the Conceptual Funding Period 2020-2023 of the State of Berlin, Senate Department for Culture and Europe.

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