A journey through two galaxies

A production of Possible World 2014 - 2017

in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, Berlin


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SEEKULT Friedrichshafen 14 Oktober 2017 at 20h   I   Ballhaus Ost, Berlin 18 June 2017 at 20 h- Introduction as part of the PAF Festival Berlin 18:30 - 19:30 h   I  LOT Theater Braunschweig  23 September 2016 at 10 & 19 h   I  Ernst Deutsch Theater Hamburg 13 September 2016 at 19:30 h   I  Parieté-Gala-Pfefferberg Theater Berlin  9 September 2016 at 19:30 & 21 h   I  Ballhaus Ost, Berlin  7 and 8 May 2016 at 20 h   I  Sommerblut Festival der Mulitpolarkulturen Köln  4 May 2016 at 20 h   I  Ballhaus Ost, Berlin  11 - 13 December 2015 at 20 h   I  Schauspiel Essen Grillo-Theater  20 September 2015 at 19 hAfter the show a discussion with the ensemble will take place   I  Parieté-Gala-Pfefferberg Theater Berlin  4 September 2015 at 20 h   I  Ballhaus Ost, Berlin  12 and 14 June2015 at 20 h  After the show  a discussion with the ensemble will take place, 23 – 25 January 2015 at 20 h – After the show  a discussion with the ensemble will take place, 13 and 14 December 2014 at 20 h, 12 December 2014 at 20 h – PREMIERE


If the own past is not in the history books, it is invisible. 


They are everywhere. On the street, in the coach, at the railway station. Always they stare at us when we are chatting: the hearing. But what do they know about us? They believe sign language is pantomime or universal.

They close their ears and then believe they know how we see the world. They think we are ill. And they know nothing about our history.


THE DEAF TIME MACHINE - a play about the history of the deaf, played by deaf and hearing people in sign language, signs accompanying the speech and spoken language, with film, livecam, discussion, writing and music. With the help of historical research, eye-witness reports, video and improvisation by the performers, the story of the deaf is told by the pries de L'Epée from the Nazi era up to the Cochlea implant based on individual experiences in different countries.


With the help of historical research, interviews with eyewitnesses, video and improvisations by the performers based on their own experiences in different countries, the story of the deaf is told from the Abbé de L’Epée to the Nazi era to the cochlear implant.



When you search archives and libraries on the history of the deaf, the focus lies mostly on the hearing people. Hearing doctors, teachers, minister, philosophers, linguists and politicians who dealt with deafness and sign language. It is the hearing who have written documents and books about the deaf. But what do the deaf have to say about it?


with Asya Avagyan / Anka Böttcher / Johanna Böttcher / Hend El-Kadi / Emilia von Heiseler / Inara Ilyasova / Cordula Zielonka / Erdal Kar / Eyk Kauly / Peter Marty / Nikola Vujicic / Frank Weigang / Wille Felix Zante 


DIRECTOR Michaela Caspar / PLAY AFTER THE IMPROVISIATIONS OF THE ACTORS Till Nikolaus von Heiseler / COMPOSITION, ROOM Jan-Peter E.R. Sonntag / COSTUMES Gabriele Wischmann / SIGN LANGUAGE TRANSMISSION Anka Böttcher / DRAMATURGY, RECHERCHE Rafael Ugarte Chacón, Wille Felix Zante / VIDEO Jens Kupsch / PRODUCTION Daniel Schrader / ASSISTENCE, PHOTOGRAPHY Max Neu / TRAINEES Jana Bienroth, Lena Klein, Thamara Logeswaran, Martin Weller


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