(c) Jörg Baumann

Jetse Batelaan / Theater Artemis


(…..) This piece doesn’t give a shit that its title is vague.

Mousonturm Saal

ALL IN/Theater

A long time ago, a very hirsute singer sang: “Is this the real life, is this just fantasy?” Just for your information, it’s a really cool song. But we ask ourselves, why didn’t the singer ever get a clear answer? Because everyone thinks that life is normal? That we shouldn’t pose any questions? If everything is so super clear, why don’t we feel anything when we pinch ourselves in the arm? Stress your mom out if you can’t stand our doubts, but don’t bother us with your securities.

We think.
We doubt.
Fuck you!

Why do we have to understand what actually cannot be comprehended?

By the way, that song by Queen doesn’t have anything at all to do with our piece. It’s not even played. It’s just an example. Or is this also not allowed anymore? Are you going to bitch at the box office after the piece, because the promo text isn’t accurate? Go ahead. There’s more that doesn’t add up.


Age: 12+
Duration: ca. 60 min
Language: Deutsch
A commission within the context of the Frankfurter Positionen 2019
Direction: Jetse Batelaan
Performance: Willemijn Zevenhuijzen, Carola Bärtschiger, Elias de Bruyne
Costume: Eva Koopmans
Music: Les Trucs (Charlotte Simon, Toben Piel)
Stage design: Theun Mosk
Dramaturgy: Anna Wagner & Marcus Droß

A prodcution of Theater Artemis, in co-produktion with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and Ruhrtriennale 2018-2020. A commission within the context of the Frankfurter Positionen Festival 2019, an initiative of the der BHF-Bank Stiftung. Supported by the Hessischen Ministerium für Wissenschaft und Kunst within the context of the intergenerational educational initiative ALL IN – FÜR PUBLIKUM JEDEN ALTERS and by the Performing Arts Fund NL. An event within the context of the Frankfurter Positionen 2019, an initiative of the BHF BANK Foundation. The Network of Frankfurt Positions 2019: BHF-BANK Foundation, Deutsches Theater Berlin, Ensemble Modern, Frankfurt LAB, Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Institut für Sozialforschung (IfS), Institut de Recherche et Coordination Acoustique/Musique (Ircam), Kaserne Basel, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm, MMK Museum für Moderne Kunst Frankfurt am Main, Schauspiel Frankfurt, Schauspiel Stuttgart, S. Fischer Verlag, Städelschule/Portikus, Verlag der Autoren, Medienpartner hr2-kultur.