Meine Damen und Herren feat. SKART & Masters of the Universe

Welt ohne uns

Part of “NO Limits Festival Berlin”


German Sign Language /  German phonetic language /  approx. 60 mins.

A person in a yellow tutu and stocking mask and feelers stands in front of a freezer. Animal skeletons are shown in the background.
Six people in costume carry a white sheet in which there is another person. They walk through the stage set. There is an abstract tree in the background
A person lies on the ground in a protective posture. Another grabs her leg. There is coarse sand on the ground.

What does dying taste like? Why is everyone afraid of it? Can a soul be composted? How can I avoid being reincarnated as an earthworm? Developed from the joint reflections of children, adolescents and adults with and without so-called disabilities, “Welt ohne uns” (“World without Us”) welcomes audiences to an irritating confrontation with life and death. Beyond esoteric kitsch and religious oversimplification, both serious and light, this performance dissects the cycle of life. Served up with morbid humour, intense elements of body art and an extravagant visual language, an existential-philosophical trip unfolds, extracting fundamental questions from the pale ribs of the unimaginable. The piece consciously confronts a topic that has often been suppressed.

“Welt ohne uns” is the first collaboration between the inclusive ensemble Meine Damen und Herren and the intergenerational collective SKART/Masters of the Universe, both of which experimentally explore the possibilities and opportunities of democratic and collective work processes.


By and with: Simone Burkhardt, Lis Marie Diehl, Christoph Grothaus, Charly Heidenreich, Friederike Jaglitz, Philipp Karau, Maika Knoblich, Filomena Krause, Paebe Mannott, Thomas Möller, Niko Pieper, Janne S. Plutat, Minu Schilling, Ricarda Schnoor, Mark Schröppel, Sina Schröppel, Michael Schumacher, Malin Speicher, Lina Strothmann, Jasmin Täschner, Henrik Weber, Carsten Wiese / Translation into German Sign Language: Elisa Ott / German language audio-description: Marc-André Klotz


  • Past
    Fri 18.11.2022, 19:00 / HAU2
    Sat 19.11.2022, 20:00 / HAU2

18.11.: Haptic Access Tour (18:00) and German-language audio description (19:00), please register until 17.11. via

After the show on 18.11.: Artist talk, moderation: Christina Schelhas and Marc-André Klotz

19.11.: Haptic Access Tour (19:00) and German-language audio description (20:00), please register until 18.11. via 

For all visitors who need more freedom of movement and comfort to be able to follow the performance in a relaxed manner, extra reserved seats (“alternative seating”) are available in limited capacity. To make a reservation request for the “alternative seating”, please contact


Production: barner 16 / alsterarbeit gGmbH. Supported by: Hamburg Ministry for Culture and Media, Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Berit und Rainer Baumgarten Stiftungsfonds (Hamburgische Kulturstiftung). Made possible by the revival and guest performance funding of the Dachverband freie darstellende Künste Hamburg, on behalf of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, Ministry of Culture and Media.


Hallesches Ufer 34, 10963 Berlin

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