Benny Claessens / HAU Hebbel am Ufer

The Last Goodbye / Vibrant Matter


English /  180 minutes (incl. intermission)

Standstill is a farewell to the body, to conditions, to heteronormativity, to everything, it is the introduction to what should be of interest to us: the future. Goodbye as an end point, the beginning of every good story. This new HAU production by and with Benny Claessens and his guests marks the next step in the close collaboration with the Berlin-based performer, actor and director and delivers a perfect conclusion to this season.

Part of the show is the guest performance “Trans*people killed since April 2017” by Psoriasis, Video by Bryan Schall.


Direction & Concept: Benny Claessens / Assistant Director: Wilke Weermann / Performance: Benny Claessens, Melanie Jame Wolf, Rob Fordeyn, Shiori Tada, Parisa Madani / Stage Design: Alexis Devos / Light Design: Rainer Casper / Costume Design: Teresa Vergho / Stage and Costume Design Assistant: Senol Sentürk / Production Assistant: Chiara Galesi / Theatre Painting: Anne Kutzner / Advice chocolate: Christoph Wohlfarth


  • Past
    Fri 29.6.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
    Sat 30.6.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
    Sun 1.7.2018, 19:00 / HAU1
    Mon 2.7.2018, 19:00 / HAU1


Production: HAU Hebbel am Ufer. Co-production: Gessnerallee (Zürich), Campo (Gent). Funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

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