24.9. / 25.9.


Der Kreis

Philine Velhagen & Team

ProduktionParticipative performanceDeutsch12+

More than two years ago, the group disappeared from our lives. It shrank to the size of our own household plus X – depending on the pandemic status, it got pixelated in virtual space, became something forbidden, a yearning fantasy. And now that pre-pandemic everyday life should gradually return? Do we just flip an inner lever and everything is as it never was? Time for some group therapy! An assembly in the middle of the city. Guided by radio headphones, a group of diverse people try out positioning and strive for rapprochement and distancing.

Cast & Credits

Development & Performance: Oliver Bedorf, Justine Hauer, Andreas Maier, Nolle Woida, Philine Velhagen, Genoveva Wieland and others.
Technology & Sound: Rogelio Diaz
Idea & Execution: Philine Velhagen
Equipment: Cordula Körber
Dramaturgy: Nina Rühmeier
Production Management: Anne Kremer, Genoveva Wieland
Co-production: Drama Köln & Freies Werkstatt Theater

The production is funded by  the City of Cologne Department of Culture, Kunststiftung NRW, Fonds Darstellende Künste, the Ministry for Culture and Sciences of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste. Revival funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the City of Cologne Department of Culture.

Additional information:


Kleppingstraße, 44135 Dortmund
Haltestelle: Reinoldikirche
15 Min Fußweg von Dortmund Hbf

Among other things, the play deals with sensitive content that can be irritating for some viewers.
The performances on 16, 17 and 18.09. unfortunately have to be cancelled due to illness. Purchased tickets will be refunded.
Sa 24.9.
So 25.9.