ANGELA (a strange loop) by Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg. Performance at Théâtre National Wallonie-Bruxelles as part of the opening of Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Brussels, May 2023. Courtesy of the artists and Kunstenfestivaldesarts. Photo: Julian Röder, 2023.  Video interview: José Huedo. 

(a strange loop)

In "ANGELA (a strange loop)," the latest collaboration between Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg, a woman's life unfolds in a space that constantly shifts between the real and the virtual. This is the story of Angela, a seemingly ordinary social media influencer, who suffers from a mysterious illness which is spreading inside her. With their metamodernistic aesthetic and multimedia approach in this new creation, the German theater director Susanne Kennedy, in collaboration with visual artist Markus Selg, once again transcends the traditional limits of theater, plunging into a labyrinthine, ever-changing multimedia production. What is going on inside Angela’s restless mind? Everything she dreams, hears, and thinks manifests itself in space, just as everything that happens in the world is reflected within her, like a state of unstoppable hyper-inflammation, leading to a strange and endless loop. What is Angela’s disease a symptom of and what does it tell us about what it means to be human today?


Concept, text and direction
Susanne Kennedy

Concept and stage design
Markus Selg

Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Kate Strong
Tarren Johnson
Dominic Santia

Sound design
Richard Alexander

Diamanda Dramm
Richard Alexander

Live music
Diamanda Dramm

Video design
Rodrik Biersteker
Markus Selg

Costume design
Andra Dumitrascu

Helena Eckert

Light design
Rainer Casper

Artistic Collaboration & Tours Deputy Artistic Direction 
Friederike Kötter

Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Cathal Sheerin
Kate Strong
Rita Kahn Chen
Rubina Schuth
Tarren Johnson
Susanne Kennedy
Ethan Braun
Dominic Santia
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Marie Schleef
Ruth Rosenfeld

Ultraworld Productions

Management and Distribution 
Something Great

Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Festival d’Automne à Paris & Odéon - Théâtre de l’Europe (Paris), Festival d’Avignon (Avignon), Holland Festival (Amsterdam), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), National Theatre Drama - Prague Crossroads (Prague), Romaeuropa Festival (Rome), Teatro Nacional de São João (Porto) and Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin).

Co-productions & Fundraising Manager
Rui Silveira, Something Great

Artistic Production Manager
Philip Decker

Distribution Management
Cathal Sheerin, Something Great
Rui Silveira, Something Great

Tour Production Management
Niki Fischer - Something Great
with the assistance of
Laura Nicolas - Something Great 
Luca Napoli - Something Great

Technical Production Management
Sven Nichterlein

Direction intern 
Tobias Klett 

Sound operator 
Thorsten Hoppe 

Video operator 
Stefan Korsinsky 

Light operator 
Sebastian Zamponi 

Thanks to
Nick Drnaso and David OReilly for inspiration and quotes

Supported by Stichting Ammodo (Ammodo Foundation) and the Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with funding by the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media)

World premiere: May 11, 2023, at Théâtre National Wallonie Bruxelles as part of Kunstenfestivaldesarts.