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Coffee with sugar?

  • Laia RiCa, Berlin/El Salvador
  • Duration 60 minutes
  • in German
  • Adult €16,50 | discounted €11,50
  • Material performance and biographical documentary theatre

Peter van Heesen
Pablo Hassmann
Pablo Hassmann
Pablo Hassmann
Pablo Hassmann
Peter van Heesen

New: with Spanish subtitles / ¡con supertítulos en español!

New: with Spanish subtitles / ¡con supertítulos en español!

In “Coffee with sugar?” the two materials, coffee and sugar, appropriate the stage in their various aggregate states. Based on these, we negotiate German immigration history in Central America and its colonial continuity. From coffee beans and candyfloss, from biographical material and historical sources, from video fragments and live music, a visually stunning, solid and sensual production ensues.

In 2021, the production won the Fritz Wortelmann Prize for Figure Theatre in the category "Young Professionals". Quote from the jury's statement:

"Material that we deal with every day becomes a political matter. ... The montage of means and materials touches sensually and moves intellectually. The intense evening has a rhythm all of its own ... It is technically excellently crafted and has a long-lasting effect."

Following the performance on 17.2. there will be an open audience discussion with Laia RiCa and the production team. Reservations for the performance on 18 February 11 a.m. are reserved for school groups via or 030 4234314.

Note on accessibility:
During the production, coffee beans are used and coffee is boiled, resulting in a strong odour. Large-format, occasionally flickering video projections, loud music and strobe lights are all used. It includes excerpts from the film “Die Zivilisationsbringer” (The Civilisation Bringers), within which racist terms and discriminatory language is used.


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Concept, text, play, production management
Laia RiCa

Live music
Yahima Piedra

Dramaturgy, outside eye
Antonio Cerezo

Daniela del Pomar

Video dramaturgy, social media
Leicy Valenzuela

Stage design
Marian Nketiah

Lighting design
Vanessa Farfán

Research supported by
Fidena residency, #TakeCareResidency at Schaubude Berlin (funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste from the funds of the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media), residency Schloss Bröllin

Resumption supported by
Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR.


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