as part of WEST OFF

19.01. – 22.01.2022

west off is the qualifying platform for young artists from North Rhine-Westphalia, supported by the production houses Theater im Ballsaal Bonn, FFT Düsseldorf and studiobühneköln. This year west off will be supplemented by Saskia Rudat’s production from the international production platform Freischwimmen. äöü recently took part in the Favoriten Festival with their west off production Aus dem Innenleben eines Staubsaugerbeutels.



Theater/Performance Social/Urban Movements Theatre & Performance

Humans have been stockpiling things for more than 2 million years. Things are produced, collected, hoarded, and listed. Things satisfy needs. äöü take a look, back and forward. Towards all the things that belong to us, towards all the things that are lost, towards all the things we will probably never need but that could save us. And another, and another, and another. Our bodies are among those things. In a quest for new relations, the group gathers to compile a utopian inventory. At the centre stands a medicinal well that never dries up, an improbable space where all, really all things meet.

partners in crime


Eine Produktion von äöü (Patricia Bechtold / Johannes Karl) GbR in Koproduktion mit dem FFT Düsseldorf. Gefördert durch den Fonds Darstellende Künste #Take Action aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien, das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste und die Kunststiftung NRW. „West off 2021 – Theaternetzwerk Rheinland“ wird gefördert durch die Kulturämter der Städte Bonn, Düsseldorf und Köln sowie das Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen.“