24.9. / 25.9.


Denkraum der Utopien – a performance of sciences

Grüneberg / Kerklau

ProduktionParticipative performanceDeutsch / tw. Englisch mit dt. Übertiteln12+

The goal is clear: prevent the collapse of the planet. The demands of Fridays for Future and other initiatives are already on the table. They have been for a long time. And now? The project Denkraum der Utopien, a space to think about utopias, invites the public to shape the future. Together with artists, scientists and climate activists, they can develop visionary strategies for action. Surely we can’t afford to do without the benefits of doing without things? What can we, what can each individual do to achieve to a fairer climate transformation? Climate experts from the global south provide insights into the effects of the climate catastrophe in their countries, a cybernetic avatar searches for ways out of the climate crisis – and legendary beings raise questions about the limits of our imagination.

Cast & Credits

Performance & Experts: Dr. Leandra Praetzel, Lilith Kuhn, Nicole de Vries, Dr. Laura Mae Herzog, Zuwena Kikoti, Lagipoiva Cherelle Jackson, activist of Fridays for Future
Artistic Director: Philip Gregor Grüneberg
Dramaturgy: Manfred Kerklau
Equipment: Susanne Kudielka
Visual Art: Sven Stratmann
Sound Design: Kai Niggemann
Choreography: Marcela Ruiz Quintero
Lighting Design: Timo von der Horst
Technical Director: Nick Hedemann
Video: Inga Lankenau
Production Management: Laura Becker, Helene Ewert
Assistant Director: Nina Hecker
Equipment Assistant: Linda Hoffman
Graphic Art: Sonja Deffner
Public Relations: neurohr & andrä


A production by Grüneberg / Kerklau in co-production with Theater im Pumpenhaus.

The Production in co-production with FAVORITEN Festival. And is supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

The production is supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education/bpb, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, the City of Münster Culture Department, the Fonds Soziokultur programme of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media (BKM) NEUSTART KULTUR.

In co-operation with Fridays for Future, Scientists for Future, ZIN – Centre for Interdisciplinary Sustainability Research at WWU, One World Net NRW.

The revival is supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the Bundeszentrale für politische Bildung/bpb.


Theater im Depot, Studio 2, Mittelhalle, Galerie, Parzelle, KOBI e.V.
Immermannstraße 29
44147 Dortmund
Haltestelle: Immermannstraße / Klinikzentrum Nord

Some video sequences may have negative effects on light-sensitive spectators.
Sa 24.9.
Theater im DEPOT
So 25.9.
Theater im DEPOT