as part of PLAY FULL

23.02. – 28.02.2023

PLAY FULL is all about performative practices and exploratory approaches in theatre aimed at a young audience. During the compact festival, children, youths, artists, and pedagogues meet. The second edition focusses entirely on ghosts.



Performance Young FFT Theatre & Performance

Ghosts are everywhere – in the guise of memories, of “unfinished business”, of unfinished things, obsessions, or traumas experienced. They appear as cold shivers, knock pictures from walls or hide beneath floating bed sheets. We are being haunted by persons, ideas, and things that are no longer, are not yet, or never were. In ghostlike, STERNA | PAU conjure up those ghosts to practice confronting the subconscious, the suppressed or the unsolved, together with the audience. Inspired by rogue-like video games, the performance consists of several changing repetitions during which the audience, together with the performers, may practice encountering the ghosts in repetitions. We are invited to participate by means of sensors and control elements.

partners in crime


Concept, performance, development: Maren Becker, Yasmin Fahbod, Laura Pföhler, Hannes Siebert, Lisa Passing. Creative technology: Lisa Passing. Stage & video: Christopher Dippert. Costume: Jolanda Uhlig. Production management, dramaturgy: Laura Zielinski. Performance technology: tba. Outside eye, dramaturgy: Aidan Riebensahm


A production by Sterna Pau in co-production with FFT Düsseldorf. Funded as part of „Freischwimmen“ by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media as part of the program „Promoting Connections“ of the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts e.V. Freischwimmen is further supported by Pro Helvetia, Swiss Arts Council. Also supported by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and the NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste, as well as the cultural offices of the City of Dortmund and the City of Bochum. The digitized tools were created as part of the „Audience Participation Lab“, funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia as Medienkunstfellow and Medienwerk.NRW.