• © Anna Tiessen

  • © Anna Tiessen

  • © Anna Tiessen

  • © Anna Tiessen

  • © Anna Tiessen

  • © Anna Tiessen

Ladybitch - About the downfall of Franz Kramer

Marina Prados & Paula Knüpling (cmd+c)

Ela Özmen is an actress. Franz Kramer a director. She was to play the lead role in his new production »meine Lulu«. Based on dramas by Frank Wedekind, the play is about a young sex worker and her downfall in a man’s world. He wanted to tell the story in a feminist way and explore toxic masculinity from a personal perspective. However, due to allegations of abuse against Kramer, the premiere was cancelled at short notice, with Ela at the center of the controversy.

Now she speaks for the first time, publicly, from her perspective about the accusations. She reviews the rehearsals, remnants of stage and costume, as well as photos and film footage from that time.

A mockumentary theater evening about abuse, MeToo, power structures, visibilities of sex workers and queerness, the future of theater and queer utopias.


  • Sep 09, 2021
Past Dates
  • Sep 09, 2021
  • Sep 10, 2021
  • Sep 11, 2021
  • Sep 12, 2021

Idea & Direction

Marina Prados & Paula Knüpling


Marina Prados & Paula Knüpling

Production Assistance

Lena Plumpe

Production Management

ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro

Performance on stage

Celine Meral

Live music

Fee Aviv Marschall

Set and costume design

Johanna Liebl, Katja Pech


Paul Holdsworth

DOP Assistance

Daniela del Pomar


Aletta von Vietinghoff

Boom Operator

Sebastian Dieterle

Sound design

Jonathan Hamann

Performance on screen

Anne Brammen, Benny Claessens, Ruby Commey, Luisa-Céline Gaffron, Christoph Gawenda, Katha Grosch, Robert Knorr, Paula Knüpling, Luis Krummenacher, Johanna Liebl, Celine Meral, Katja Pech, Lena Plumpe, Daniela Pomar, Asad Schwarz, Henning Schmitter, Carin Caroll-Stutz, Romanesco Spagl, Trixie, Anja Zhang, Murat Özmen, @nnast_antn


A production by cmd+c in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of NEUSTART KULTUR and Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin, Office for Advanced Education and Culture – Department of Arts and Culture. Kindly supported by Theaterhaus Berlin Schöneweide, Berlin Strippers Collective, Riot Pant Project, Quiet City Films, LUPAE, see you RENT, Johanna Liebl, Henning Schmitter, Theater im Delphi, Monster Ronson’s Ichiban Karaoke and Flugwerk.