Christiane Rösinger / HAU

Stadt unter Einfluss – das Musical zur Wohnungsfrage

Part of the festival “Berlin bleibt!”


The housing question is the social question of our time, particularly in Berlin. On the street, in bars and offices – wherever you listen tenants are worried: fear of modernization and rising rents, of displacement, conversion and housing shortages. In other circles as well people are talking about housing, but not as a home, as capital investment. Berlin is a city under the influence, under a bad influence. But Berliners have started fighting back: 40,000 people took to the streets in May for the “Mietenwahnsinn” demo. At about the same time HAU commissioned Christiane Rösinger to make a musical about the tenants movement. The musician and writer, who has been singing and writing about Berlin for 30 years with her bands Lassie Singers, Britta and also solo, brings the housing question to the stage with eight musicians and a chorus made up of Kreuzberg and Neukölln tenant activists. As specialists in the issues of displacement and tenant problems, they sing and dance their own stories. In the end of course everything will be fine – after all, it’s a musical!


Composition, text and direction: Christiane Rösinger / Co-composition and arrangement: Andreas Spechtl / Band: Andreas Spechtl, Sonja Deffner, Rabea Erradi, Laura Landergott / Singers: Christiane Rösinger, Sila Davulcu, Claudia Fierke, Doreen Kutzke, Rúben Nsue, Julia Wilton / Co-direction and video: Marlene Blumert / Co-direction und dramaturgy: Meike Schmitz / Choirmaster: Doreen Kutzke / Choir consisting of participants of Berlin tenants initiatives: Magnus Hengge, Martina Hoffmann, Halina Hoppe, Hilde Janßen, Birgit Mahne, Hildegard Meier, Anna- Katharina Pelkner, Catherine Ruet, Ira von Schoeppenthau / Choreography: Rúben Nsue / Set: Marlene Lockemann, Sina Manthey / Costume: Svenja Gassen / Make-up: Juli Schulz / Lighting design: Hans Leser / Dramaturgical advice: Aenne Quiñones / Production management: Jana Penz / Technical direction: Ingo Ruggenthaler / Assistance direction: Julius Böhm / Assistance costume: Bastian Stein / Assistance production / Stage manager: Chiara Galesi / Internship scenography: Sofia Loose / Translation: Lyz Pfister / Operating surtitles: Anna Kasten // Panthea


  • Current
    Thu 26.9.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Fri 27.9.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Sun 29.9.2019, 20:00 / HAU1
    Mon 30.9.2019, 20:00 / HAU1

Advice for English surtitles: In order to have a good view on both stage and surtitles we advise you to buy tickets in the balcony or in the rows 3-8. The staff of HAU's service team is happy to help you.


Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Musicboard Berlin GmbH.


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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