• © Paula PUNKSTINA

  • © Paula PUNKSTINA

Krispy Dream. Ein Portier denkt über sein Leben nach

Meta Imbiss

Well, I try my best to be just like I am
But everybody wants you to be just like them
(Bob Dylan, Maggie’s Farm)


Brenda curses a passerby on her way to the elevator, Bill talks about a new business model, and Memphis whistles to replace the wilted flowers. In the lobby of a New York apartment building, the doorman is apparently part of the interior. He works where others live. On the reception desk a box of Krispy Kreme donuts, his fingers are never sticky, his uniform always fresh from the dry cleaner. “A Hard Day’s Night” is playing on the radio and he has long had every reason to rethink his work.
The devised play tells of a working cosmos, its manners and rules and the facades of a city that never sleeps. About the American Dream and about an outsider, a figure that collapses when it can no longer be itself.


Meta Imbiss, founded by Stella Nikisch and Nathalie Schatz, mixes pop culture with theater, thinks content and aesthetics together and likes to collaborate, in short: it stands for fire, fun and fashion.



  • Aug 26, 2022
Past Dates
  • Aug 26, 2022
  • Aug 27, 2022
  • Aug 28, 2022


15 | 10 Euros
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80 minutes




Melina von Gagern, Johannes Moss, Anna Sophie Schindler, Sonka Vogt

Direction & Script

Stella Nikisch


Nathalie Schatz


Eleonore Carrière


Matze Rohde

Direction assistant

Jewgenija Conradi

Scenography collaborator

Christopher Dippert

Scenography intern

Kira Fasbender

Production management

Lisa Ahrens

A production by Meta Imbiss in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and by the District Office Pankow of Berlin, Office for Further Education and Culture – Department of Art and Culture. With the kind support of the Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte.