• © Olivia Rosendorfer

  • © Olivia Rosendorfer

  • © Olivia Rosendorfer

  • © Olivia Rosendorfer

Society Intact


The apocalypse didn’t get everyone at the same time: While everything is falling apart outside, a small piece of the good life still remains in Sector 75B. Here, MAN and WOMAN desperately try to maintain a version of normality from which they have always benefited. “Why,” they ask themselves, “should you give things up in such hard times – especially when you’re trying so hard to be a good person in the process?”

A post-apocalyptic chamber play about social middle ground and the brutality of the normal.


FEELINGS comprises the stage, sound and online works, artistic research, games and feelings that Jil Dreyer and Josef Mehling have been developing with and for each other since 2017. They have previously shown work at the Staatstheater Mainz, FELD Theater Berlin and Gessnerallee Zurich, among others. »Society Intact« is their first work at Ballhaus Ost.


N O T E:
Part of the performance includes loud noises and flickering lights.
Prior to the performance, there is the option of “early boarding.” This means that those who wish can be given more time and, if necessary, assistance in entering the auditorium, finding a seat and sitting down.

Content Note

On stage, a white couple presents itself as “normal” and distinguishes itself from the socially devalued. In doing so, they use, among other things, classist and racist argumentation patterns.

One scene explicitly deals with fatphobia.

There are representations of sex.

Suicidal thoughts and eating people are mentioned but not depicted.

Feel free to contact us with questions about these scenes via info @ ballhausost . de


  • Dec 16, 2022
Past Dates
  • Dec 16, 2022
  • Dec 17, 2022
  • Dec 18, 2022
  • Apr 21, 2023
  • Apr 22, 2023


15 | 10 Euros
For online tickets, 10% presale fee and 2,- Euro service fee are charged in addition to the basic ticket price by the provider Reservix.


90 minutes



Concept, Performance, Text

FEELINGS (Jil Dreyer und Josef Mehling)

Costumes, Stage design

Olivia Rosendorfer


David Scholz

Dramaturgical consultation

Helena Bschaden, Yunus Ersoy

Production management

Helena Bschaden

A production by FEELINGS in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of NEUSTART KULTUR.

Ballhaus Ost Mediencooperation: taz