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multiple memberships

Rodrigo Zorzanelli

In a solo with a Polaroid camera, Rodrigo Zorzanelli stages performative self-portraits based on personal experiences of citizenship acquisition in Germany and of coming out as non-binary person. Every photo that is taken and developed on stage changes something.
It changes the appearance, makes the rigid body fluid, and dissolves the clear belonging to a certain social group. Lip Sync with an AI voice, wigs and contact lenses, magnifying glasses and fabric backdrops create arrangements that mask, shine, disturb – a dazzling and constantly transforming staging of the self.

A new installation of Polaroids is created in every show. The scenic exaggeration negotiates not only bureaucratic categorization and identification, but also the framework narrative of unambiguous ethno-state and gender identity.


Rodrigo Zorzanelli performs, writes and produces in Berlin’s independent theater and performance scene. Rodrigo’s work deals with non-binarity, feminist autofiction, invisible structures, bureaucracy and belonging. »multiple memberships« is Rodrigo’s first work at Ballhaus Ost.


  • May 18, 2024
Past Dates
  • May 18, 2024
  • May 19, 2024


15 | 10 Euros
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60 minutes



Concept, text, performance, creative production

Rodrigo Zorzanelli

Costume and stage design

Andreina Vieira dos Santos

Light design and technical direction

Raquel Rosildete

Music and sound design

Tom Foskett-Barnes

Outside eye

Guilherme Morais

Dramaturgical consultation

María F. Giacaman

Text consultation

To Doan


A production by Rodrigo Zorzanelli in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by the Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion. With the kind support of the residency program of HELLERAU – European Center for the Arts, Dresden. Supported by Theaterhaus Berlin.