• © Kai Wido Meyer

  • © Kai Wido Meyer

Requiem For The Real

Kiel & Meppelink

How can VR be experienced without putting on VR glasses?
A person stands on stage in front of a large screen. The audience watches her as she exposes herself to the immersion of virtual worlds. She looks into her past as a daughter, mother, partner, actress. Simulated fragments of memories: The big snowstorm. A bicycle trip. A father flying a kite in the garden. The role of Lady Macbeth.
A cascade of intertwined, immersive memory spaces emerges. A reality matroshka that begins with an inner-immersive play of the performer, continues through the virtual reality construction and the peculiar reality of a theater stage into the reality constructions of our world.


Rabea Kiel and Adolfina Fuck (Matthias Meppelink) have a longstanding collaboration, through Applied Theater Studies in Giessen and with the performance group Monster Truck. Since 2021, the duo has been exploring the medium of virtual reality as a performative tool with the aim of a productive misappropriation for theater.


Stroboscopic effects are used in this performance.


  • Sep 14, 2023
Past Dates
  • Sep 14, 2023
  • Sep 15, 2023
  • Sep 16, 2023
  • Sep 17, 2023


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.


60-90 minutes



Direction / Concept

Rabea Kiel, Matthias Meppelink


Susanne Abelein


Rabea Kiel, Matthias Meppelink, Susanne Abelein

Technical direction

Kalma, Fine Freiberg

Production management

Sandra Klöß, ehrliche arbeit


Matthias Meppelink

Digital assistence

Elinor Hasselberg

Outside Eye

Boris Nikitin, Beatrice Fleischlin

A production by Kiel & Meppelink in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds.