Masha Qrella


With texts by Thomas Brasch


German / approx. 80 min.

[Translate to EN:]
[Translate to EN:]
[Translate to EN:]
[Translate to EN:]

The musician Masha Qrella first became aware of the German author Thomas Brasch in Marion Brasch’s novel “Ab jetzt ist Ruhe.” The author’s personal perspective seemed familiar to her: A family story of GDR nomenclature from the perspective of the little sister. She started to read texts by Thomas Brasch, and they stuck with her. In this musical dialogue with herself, her fellow musicians and guests, she confronts the audience with the intense challenges in Brasch’s poems, to participate in the struggle with the world and with one’s own existence within it. “Woanders” attempts “to think the monstrous first of all” and to create the space that Brasch yearned for as “staying where I’ve never been.” A place that connects outside and inside, “below and above the fairy tale.”


Concept & composition: Masha Qrella / Music: Masha Qrella, Andreas Bonkowski, Chikara Aoshima, Tarik Aslan / Guests: Tarwater, Chris Imler, Dirk von Lowtzow, Marion Brasch / Sound design: Tadklimp / Video concept: Diana Näcke / Media scenography: xenorama (Marcel Bückner, Tim Heinze, Richard Oeckel, Lorenz Potthast, Moritz Richartz) / Set & costumes: Emma Cattell / Technical direction & lighting design: Max Wegner / Dramaturgy & production management: Christina Runge / Project management & finances: Anke Marschall / Artistic collaboration: Marion Epp / Texts: Thomas Brasch


  • Past
    Wed 4.12.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Thu 5.12.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Fri 6.12.2019, 20:00 / HAU2
    Sat 7.12.2019, 20:00 / HAU2


[Translate to EN:]
[Translate to EN:]


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

Wheelchair users are kindly requested to register their attendance at least one day before the performance. Thank you for your understanding. If you need help, please contact our Ticketing & Service team at +49 (0)30 259004-27 or send us an email to

HAU3000 / Positions, Projects, Publications

The Glowing Room

Text by Hendrik Otremba.

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.