29. - 30. October 2021



S. Rudat & das (i)dentityteam “shame you WHAT!?” – en


Premiere 29. October 2021, 8 pm

Further performance
30. October 2021, 8 pm

Attention: age restriction – free from 18 years!!!

S. Rudat, semi-professional musician from the so-called “Generation-WHY”, lands a real sand cake with his second best piece “Shame you WHAT?!”. In a mishmash of concert and “performance” he works on his “difficult” youth on stage. The theme of the evening is shame – bold, but not necessarily beneficial. The “dramaturgical” stringing together of scenes is attempted to be enhanced with unpredictable nudity.

In the process, the would-be star moves in a stage space of mordant colors. The costumes were apparently bought in a carnival store. Nothing really fits together. The sound design seems as confused as the tangled cables on stage. Minimalist lighting and cluttered video art complete the evening.

Make a mistake and waste your time. You will regret it and be relieved when S. Rudat finally leaves the stage to give you back your anorak. Here, shame and foreign shame are close to each other.

Content Information: Intensive auditory and visual stimuli are used. Thematically, trauma, discrimination, violence, gender and sexuality are negotiated.

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Artistic direction & performance:  S. Rudat

Audio composition:  Jakob Lorenz, S. Rudat

Mixing & Mastering:  Lukas Schäfer

Costume & stage design:  Dorothea Mines, S. Rudat

Video & Visual Communication Team: LEN! (Viviane Lennert, Stella Lennert)

Lighting & Technology: Jan Widmer

Dramaturgy & Production Management: Nina Weber

Production assistance: Nina Maria Zorn

Scientific research Maria Blöchl, Miriam Pastwa


A co-production of S. Rudat & the (i)dentityteam with FREISCHWIMMEN, the production platform for performance and theater, supported by brut Wien, FFT Düsseldorf, Gessnerallee Zürich, HochX Theater and Live Art München, LOFFT Leipzig, Schwankhalle Bremen, SOPHIENSÆLE Berlin and Theater Rampe Stuttgart, under the management of SOPHIENSÆLE GmbH, made possible by the program “Verbindungen fördern” of the Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste, funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Co-produced by FFT Düsseldorf and supported by Barnes Crossing Cologne and Maschinenhaus Essen. Supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie darstellende Künste, Kunststiftung NRW and the City of Cologne.

Many thanks to the artists* of the Kunstzentrum Wachsfabrik.

© Photo: Nina Weber