machina eX



German /  approx. 90 min.

Due to technical reasons the two presentations on 29. and 30.11. at 7pm are cancelled. Replacement presentations are scheduled on 8.12. at 7pm and 9pm.

In “Endgame” the Berlin based group machina eX takes to the battlefield of the digital civil war. The focus is on a hip start-up with a goal no less ambitious than to defend democracy. The enterprise – a forceful mixture of NGO, private investigation agency and hacking collective – battles against an increasingly self-confident neo-right-wing movement, which uses contemporary marketing strategies to amass a growing swarm of followers. 30 players are tasked with researching the backgrounds of potential members. Depending on the quality ofthe information collected, not only individual people can be indicated, but the entire movement can be debilitated. Players are supported by charismatic teamleaders, who are engaged in net-based anti-right-wing resistance for a wide variety of motives. The game shines a light on the internet’s dark battle zones, where the questions of who gets to interpret, who gets heard, and how it all should be done are constantly and intensely being grappled over.                                   


Performance: Rahel Jankowski, Yves Regenass, Martin Schnippa, Christiani Wetter / Performance voice: Robert Speidel / Concept: machina eX / Artistic Direction, Director, Set Design: Anna Fries / Technical Direction, Game Design, Programming: Lasse Marburg, Philip Steimel / Text: Martin Ganteföhr / Dramaturgy, Collaboration Text: Clara Ehrenwerth / Sound Design, Game Design: Mathias Prinz / Interaction Design, Programming: Benedikt Kaffai / Light Design & Collaboration Set Design: Eva G. Alonso / Costume: Harm Coordes / Collaboration Technical Direction: Robin Hädicke / Technical Production Management: Philip Steimel / Production Management: Sina Kießling / Public Relations: Franziska Janke / Special thanks to: Barbara Lenartz and Marthe Labes, the extras, our testers and the Open Source Community


  • Past
    Wed 29.11.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 30.11.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 2.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 2.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sun 3.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 3.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Mon 4.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Mon 4.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Wed 6.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Wed 6.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Thu 7.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Thu 7.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Fri 8.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Fri 8.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sat 9.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sat 9.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sun 10.12.2017, 19:00 / HAU3
    Sun 10.12.2017, 21:00 / HAU3


Production: machina eX. Coproduction: HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Schauspielhaus Bochum, Münchner Kammerspiele, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, Staatstheater Darmstadt.

Funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culuture and Europa and Capital Culture Fund.

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