• © David Baltzer |

  • © David Baltzer |

  • © David Baltzer |

Ambient 2: War of the Worlds

Daniel Schrader


October 2020: The last Earth-Mars opposition so far. A large light is registered on the red planet, first by the Californian Lick Observatory and soon after by other astronomers.
September 2022: A group of about 30 people stalks through the Berlin Volkspark Rehberge and practices speculative perception between a dancing arena, a duck pond and a wrestler sculpture.

In his Ambient Theater series, Daniel Schrader develops relaxed forms of spoken theater, most recently in »Ambient 1: Theatre for Airports (Hyperion)«. »Ambient 2« adapts H.G. Wells’ alien invasion story »The War of the Worlds« as a radio theater play in the Rehberge garden monument. With headphones on their ears and their eyes on the landscape, the participants set off on a tour across the park area. In the interplay between sci-fi radio play, real park life and live interventions by the performers, sound and image, relaxation and distraction, reality and fiction intermingle.



  • Sep 22, 2021
Past Dates
  • Sep 22, 2021
  • Sep 23, 2021
  • Sep 24, 2021
  • Sep 25, 2021
  • Sep 01, 2022
  • Sep 02, 2022
  • Sep 03, 2022


Volkspark Rehberge, 13351 Berlin-Wedding
starting point at the entrance Afrikanische Straße / Otawistraße

Since the performance walk is partly on unpaved paths, we unfortunately have to advise wheelchair users and persons with a walking disability not to participate.


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 10% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.
Free admission on 2.9. as part of the Kultursommerfestival. Registration at:


75 minutes




Toni Jessen, Tina Pfurr, Conrad Rodenberg, Wieland Schönfelder, Leon Ullrich

Concept, direction

Daniel Schrader


Conrad Rodenberg


Björn Stegmann


Nina Kroschinske

Costume assistance

Susana Marquez Sapina


A production by Daniel Schrader | Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.