Wald der verlorenen Väter


© Shai Levy

Premiere October 28, 2020
October 29 | 30 | 31, 2020
November 02 | 03, 2020
7.00 pm

External venue:
Malzfabrik | Bessemerstr. 2-14 | 12103 Berlin-Tempelhof

Accessibility information:
The performance space can only be reached via stairs, there is no elevator. Toilets are located in a separate building.

Information on hygiene rules (in addition to the general rules of Ballhaus Ost):
Audience members and performers move around the room together. During the whole event a minimum distance of 1,5m to other participants has to be kept and wearing a mouth-nose-cover is required.

15 | 10 Euros
(Only person-related online tickets, no box office. In addition to the basic ticket price, the provider Reservix charges a 10% sales commission fee and a service fee of 1,95 Euros when purchasing tickets.)


A group of men lives in the forest. They have left their families to join a self-organized community called Verein der verbundenen Väter e.V., in which they go their own way and rediscover themselves outside the threatening dynamics of the nuclear family. Now, at a time when masculinity is under ever-increasing scrutiny, the community has decided to open up to the world.
The performance-installation Wald der verlorenen Väter is PATHOS 2000’s third immersive work. The audience is encouraged to suspend their disbelief and immerse themselves in the fictional world of Wald der verlorenen Väter, through direct contact with the characters and through Barbara Lenartz’ intricate set design. For a few hours they can take part in the community’s daily life and in different workshops offered by the residents.

PATHOS 2000 are a directing duo featuring Avi Bolotinsky and Ivana Sokola. Since 2017 they have been developing immersive performances in Berlin and Hamburg with a strong reference to text and visual art. In their joint work, they explore the possibilities of space and fiction.

Running time: 4 hours
The performance is predominantly in German, but the group is happy to accommodate for English speakers

Performance Johannes Lange, Johannes Meier, Simon Salem Müller, Andreas Schneiders, Martin Schnippa, Lionel Tomm, Frederik von Lüttichau, Christian Wewerka Direction Avi Bolotinksy, Ivana Sokola Set design Barbara Lenartz Set design assistance Jörn Herrmann Technical direction Simon Salem Müller, Andreas Vollmer (Fadenkreuz Productions) Direction intern Victor Breidenbach Set design intern Carolina Burandt Production management Anna Mareike Holtz (ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro)

A production by PATHOS 2000 in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Funded by Hauptstadtkulturfonds.

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