Human life, humans’ acquisition of self awareness as a hero’s journey – these are the big questions that Berlin director Susanne Kennedy prepared herself for in her first two works at the Volksbühne (Women in Trouble, 2017 and Coming Society, 2019). In the 2019/20 season she’s designing – together with artist Markus Selg, already her collaborator on Coming Society – a model for the creation of a world and the process of gaining conscious awareness of a person within it.
Consciousness as a virtual construction of the world – a dynamic, inner simulation. ULTRAWORLD reveals the act of creation of this virtual reality and presents the journey and transformation of certain selected people within it.
With: Malick Bauer, Suzan Boogaerdt, Erica Eller, Vanessa Loibl, Kate Strong, Bianca van der Schoot, Frank Willens, Zoë Willens
Director: Susanne Kennedy
Stage design: Markus Selg
Costumes: Lotte Goos
Video: Rodrik Biersteker & Markus Selg
Sound: Richard Janssen
Lighting: Kevin Sock
Dramaturgy: Hannah Schünemann