08.06. – 18.06.2023

The Impulse Theatre Festival has been the most important platform for the independent performing arts in the German-speaking countries for more than 30 years. We will be hosting the SHOWCASE this year, presenting the productions selected by the jury at the FFT and at various other locales throughout Düsseldorf.

Jan Philipp Stange & Company


Theatre & Performance
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Enthusiastic self-exploitation now happens everywhere. But artists started it. From their dream of being able to identify themselves with their own work, capitalism has created an image of the paid employee as a lone warrior who bears all the entrepreneurial risks personally. Including the insecurity this brings with it. – This is one of the theses in SZENARIO, which the performers present in song form.

Nevertheless, art remains estranged from other worlds of work: “I don’t know, do people still make screws?” asks one of the singers to jolly music while struggling with a fir tree that blocks his way through the snow.

What is work? Does it make any sense? With humour and subtle irony, the production places a reflection of labour relations in a neoliberal, capitalist system on stage that is at least as beautiful to watch as a Christmas fairy tale.



With: Ana Berkenhoff, Daniel Degeest, Alina Huppertz, Dominik Keggenhoff plus Jakob Boyny (cello), Jacob Bussmann (piano) and Špela Mastnak (vibraphone & percussion), Direction: Jan Philipp Stange, Music: Jacob Bussmann, Stage Design: Jakob Engel, Costume Design: Maylin Habig, Production: Alessia Neumann, Paula Noack, Dramaturgy: Philipp Scholtysik, Stage Design Assistant: Kathrin Frech, Press and Public Relations: Annika Schmidt


A production by Stange Produktionen. In co-operation with Produktionshaus Naxos. With kind support from the City of Frankfurt am Main Department of Culture, the Fonds Darstellende Künste with funding from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media, Kulturfonds Rhein-Main, the Claussen-Simon Foundation, the Hessian Ministry for Science and the Arts, and others.
Stange Produktionen receives multi-year institutional funding from the City of Frankfurt am Main Department of Culture and the Fonds Darstellende Künste.