STO Union


Part of “Spy on Me #4”

Combi ticket: four performances for €40, reduced €30

FilmInstallationDigital ArtPerformance

German subtitles /  English /  Inlet and outlet possible at any time

Simple hand drawing of a group of people and mannequins on a stage. Sometimes they sit and stand together in a circle. Some of them are stagehands dressed in black. Objects lie on the floor, such as a knife, a plant, a hat, two books, and a fan. There is a chicken on the left and right in the circle of the participants. In the background, the red stage curtain frames the scene.

From ‘home offices’ to ‘online theatre’, human experience is undergoing a dizzying revolution filled with contradictions, and the Real World is struggling to adapt. The multidisciplinary company STO Union (Canada) enters the historic HAU1 venue, built in 1908, and asks a simple question: how can pre-internet theatre architecture be of use now, to a divided public that is traumatized by world-wide tragedy? With video installation, live art, music, performance, public engagement, and an artificial intelligent ritual (with UKAI Projects), “HAU: OUT LOUD” brings the public together in a shared exploration of the venue’s function in a challenging world. Where multiple narratives exist at the same time, and no one way forward presents itself, in this production, you are free to roam the building and choose your way. This exploration of the HAU1 venue is made more moving as it represents the return of the director Nadia Ross after her last collaboration at HAU in 2020 had to be cancelled due to the pandemic. We are delighted that we can invite STO Union back for “Spy on Me #4” in this playful exploration of public and digital spaces as arenas for communal recovery.


Concept, direction, performance: Nadia Ross / Creative collaboration, stage management, in-house technical direction: Robert Scott / Technical direction: Christian Gagnon / Set design: STO Union / Lighting design: Sebastian Zamponi / Video: Nadia Ross / Sound and music composition: Claire Bestland / Costume (performance): Andy Tait / Production management: Nadia Ross / Production assistance: Renée Richard / Tour and financial management: Shauna Kadyschuk / Web management, graphic design: Bob Michek, South Hill Graphics / OUT LOUD video participants: Rita Jain, Ruth Salmon, Marie-Hélène Debanné, Randolph McMillan, Michael and Lauren, James Wearne, Ilse Turnsen, Ingrid Snydal, Kerri Hodgins, Jill Rick, Agnes Krischel, Michael Clarke, Margery Leach, Renée Richard / A.I. Ritual: Ukai Projects (Development: Dan Tapper, K.I. technology Berlin: Jerrold McGrath, Willem Deisinger)


  • Past
    Fri 23.9.2022, 17:00 / HAU1
    Sat 24.9.2022, 17:00 / HAU1
    Sun 25.9.2022, 12:00 / HAU1
To the event on HAU4

Half-hour live performances on Friday and Saturday at 18:15 and 20:15, on Sunday at 13:30 and 15:30.

Interactive material on HAU4.

Read here an Interview with Nadia Ross (STO Union) and Nina Tecklenburg (Interrobang)


Production: STO Union. Co-production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. We acknowledge the support of the Canada Council for the Arts With the participation of the Government of Canada and the Municipality of La Pêche, Québec.


STO Union recognizes that its head office in Farrellton, Quebec is located on the unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe Nation whose presence here dates back to time immemorial.


Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

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