Situation mit Zuschauern


German / 50 minutes

“Situation mit Zuschauern” examines the ethics of contemplation and the pleasure we derive from watching others. After his first visit in 2016, director Oliver Zahn returns to HAU Hebbel am Ufer. His work oscillates between a drawn curtain and explicitly staged violence. Together with his company HAUPTAKTION, he tests the limits of what can be shown on stage. In this performative essay, the performers work against a video screen: how political is their viewpoint? At what point does a witness become a voyeur? This is a piece concerned with both the desire to observe and a voyeurism that is today more easily satisfied than ever before.


By and with: Oliver Zahn, Banafshe Hourmazdi, Jasmina Rezig / Technical Design, Light: Jonaid Khodabakhshi / Dramaturgy, Artistic Production Management: Hannah Saar / Artistic Collaboration, Outside Eye: Julian Warner


  • Past
    Fri 12.5.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sat 13.5.2017, 21:00 / HAU3
    Sun 14.5.2017, 18:00 / HAU3


Production: HAUPTAKTION. Co-production: Münchner Kammerspiele and HAU Hebbel am Ufer, in cooperation with Theater Rampe Stuttgart.

Funded by the State Capital of Munich, the Fonds Darstellende Künste and the Richard-Stury-Stiftung.


Tempelhofer Ufer 10, 10963 Berlin

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