Photo 1: Susanne Kennedy ©Franziska Schmidt  / Photo 2: Markus Selg © Markus Selg


(a strange loop)

A new creation by Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg with world premiere on the 5th May 2023 

ANGELA (a strange loop) takes the life of one woman and follows her from birth to death and beyond. We accompany ANGELA in everyday situations and follow her life through sickness and healing, waking and sleeping, being born and giving birth, aging and dying. The question arises: what makes ANGELA into ANGELA? ANGELA is built up of millions of experiences. Some of it is of direct feedback of what people tell her. Basically ANGELA is a strange loop.

ANGELA (a strange loop) is an exploration into identity, consciousness and phenomenology. Through ANGELA we ask the fundamental questions of existence: What is the nature of reality and what am "I"?

Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg

Susanne Kennedy (Germany, 1977) studied direction at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Amsterdam, debuted on the Dutch stage. In 2011 she was invited to work at the Münchner Kammerspiele. For “Fegefeuer in Ingolstadt,” she was voted Young Director of the Year by Theater heute magazine in 2013. In recent years, she has been working with Volksbühne Berlin and Münchner Kammerspiele, produced “Ultraworld” and “Oracle” with Markus Selg in 2020. Distorted by masks, playback dialogue, doppelgängers and multimedia, the actors confront the audience with a post-humanistic subjectivity.

Markus Selg (Germany, 1974) is a multimedia artist exploring the dynamics between archaic myth and computer technology in forms of digital painting, sculpture, immersive installations, theatre and VR. For “Ultraworld” he received the Faust Award 2020 for best stage design. He has been active across a variety of genres, including performing art, feature films, and opera productions.


Concept and Direction
Susanne Kennedy
Markus Selg

Ultraworld Productions 

Management and Distribution
Something Great 

Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles & Kunstenfestivaldesarts 
Theater der Welt 
Festival d’Avignon
and others to be announced. 


For more information please contact Rui Silveira - Something Great.