ANGELA - a completely normal life or: a strange loop? The new multimedia stage work by Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg reflects on the pandemic situation in general and the vulnerability of female bodies in particular. Restriction, isolation, unequal treatment. Angela functions in her everyday life - until an undefined illness occurs that changes her view of the world. Or do the mutations occur not only in herself, but in her entire environment? And what does it mean to be alive? What makes ANGELA ANGELA? Where does she come from and where is she going? The production accompanies ANGELA on her journey through everyday situations: Illness and recovery, waking and sleeping, giving birth and being born, ageing and death. The private room becomes an echo chamber, Angela's symptoms of illness manifest themselves in the projections in the room.
The first part of JESSICA - an Incarnation - premiered in February 2022 at the Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz - is now followed by ANGELA (a strange loop) , the second part of a trilogy in which Susanne Kennedy deals with questions of our existence and perception in the interplay of body, technology, ritual and art. After stints at the Festival d'Avignon and the Wiener Festwochen, among others, the new production can now be seen as a guest performance with two dates at the Volksbühne. The third part of the trilogy will premiere at the Volksbühne in May 2024.