• © Simon Hegenberg

  • © Simon Hegenberg

  • © Simon Hegenberg

  • © Simon Hegenberg

Dos Vidas. Zwei Leben

Christoph Frick | KLARA Theaterproduktionen

One lived on the street. One was beaten at school. One was a drug addict. One was in prison. One was tortured. Both come from middle class families. Both have several children. Both act in movies. One owns a house by the sea.

Jorge Antonio Arias Cortez was born in May 1985 in Oruro in the Bolivian Altiplano, Nicola Fritzen in October 1978 in Berlin. For »Dos Vidas«, the two befriended actors compare their biographies, put them to a stress test and make themselves available for a sociological case study – with all the extremes, high points and painful details. Who reaches which social position with which global starting capital? Who succeeds in the ‘good life’, who tricks, who crashes? Did one of them draw the worse lot in the ‘lottery of birth’?


Since 1991 KLARA has been exploring different theatrical languages, new dramaturgies, and the blending of fictional and documentary performance. KLARA’s artistic director is Christoph Frick. The two protagonists of »Dos Vidas« know each other from the long-term research process for the last work »Palmasola,« which was shown at Ballhaus Ost in 2022.


Following the performance on Sunday, there will be a discussion format for German-Spanish language learning tandems. All language levels are welcome and no registration is necessary.

Después de la representación del domingo, hablaremos de lo que hemos visto en alemán y en español (tandems) para practicar nuestros conocimientos lingüísticos. Si es necesario, ¡con manos y pies – todos los niveles de idiomas son bienvenidos! El intercambio lingüístico es gratuito.

Past Dates
  • Feb 16, 2023
  • Feb 17, 2023
  • Feb 18, 2023
  • Feb 19, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
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65 minutes


German and Spanish with german Surtitles


Jorge Arias Cortez, Nicola Fritzen


Christoph Frick

Choreographic cooperation

Miguel Marín Savatier

Video, Photography

Simon Hegenberg


Katrina Mäntele, Jhonnatan Torrez

Technical Direction

Lorenzo Ariel Muñoz

Produktion management

Catalina Schriber

A production by KLARA Theaterproduktionen in co-production with Ballhaus Ost and Kaserne Basel and in cooperation with Goethe-Zentrum and Escuela Nacional de Teatro in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds, the Fachausschuss Tanz und Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia, Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS and Ernst Göhner Stiftung.