• © Yavuz-Narin

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  • © Verena Kathrein

  • © Verena Kathrein

  • © Verena Kathrein

  • © Verena Kathrein

Hotel Utopia

investigative theater

The passport is the most noble part of a human being. It does not come about in such a simple way as a human being.
(Bertolt Brecht)

In »Hotel Utopia« Christiane Mudra and ensemble invite the audience to change perspectives. Equipped with passports from different countries and data based on real biographies, the audience embarks on a Kafkaesque transit room in search of recognition in a new country and encounters the challenges of the German welcome culture. Reports on the experiences of refugees and migrants are interwoven into the evening, as are background discussions with case workers and experts. On their journey through waiting areas and offices, the participants encounter stories of flight and migration and experience individual (in)freedom depending on nationality, global political situation or ranking in the “passport index”.


“Hotel Utopia puts the audience vividly in the position of migrants, is an exercise in empathy and solidarity driven forward with all immersive power.”
– Münchner Abendzeitung

“Mudra is a tireless investigative deep driller.”
– Süddeutsche Zeitung

“Overwhelm and hopelessness are spreading, even if it’s just a game for us. (…) It becomes abundantly clear that you should be lucky in the nationality lottery.”
– Münchner Feuilleton


stands for long-term journalistic research, which is based on primary sources and uncovers unknown facts.

portrays research utilizing a variety of formats. Investigative theater experiments with digital tools while seeking interaction with the audience.


After »Selfie & Ich«, an evening about mental illness, meritocracy and the terror of happiness in private apartments in Neukölln, »Hotel Utopia« is the second part of a trilogy that deals with the de facto evaluation of people in the “community of values”.


  • Nov 29, 2023
Past Dates
  • Nov 29, 2023
  • Nov 29, 2023
  • Nov 29, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • Nov 30, 2023
  • Dec 01, 2023
  • Dec 01, 2023
  • Dec 01, 2023
  • Dec 02, 2023
  • Dec 02, 2023
  • Dec 02, 2023
  • Dec 03, 2023
  • Dec 03, 2023
  • Dec 03, 2023


Tower of Tempelhof Airport (U6 Paradestraße)


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 13% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


2 hours



Concept, research, text and direction

Christiane Mudra


Meriam Abbas, Sebastian Gerasch, Gabriele Graf, Melda Hazırcı, Ariella Hirshfeld, Richard Manualpillai und Waki Meier.

System-Architekture und game design

Markus Schubert

Room and props

Julia Kopa

Costumes, passports

Sarah Silbermann

Light design, technical direction

Peer Quednau

Video, cover

Yavuz Narin

Graphics program

Jara López Ballonga

Direction assistence

Andre Alkapon


ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

A production by Christiane Mudra in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost, funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.
Hotel Utopia München was supported by the Cultural Department of the City of Munich within the framework of the Optionsförderung.