Photo 1 : Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg “Angela (a strange loop). Courtesy of the artist. Press photo © Markus Selg / Photo 2: Portrait of Susanne Kennedy. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Franziska Schmidt  / Photo 4:  Portrait of Markus Selg. Courtesy of the artist. Photo © Markus Selg

(a strange loop)

In ANGELA (a strange loop), Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg's post-humanist aesthetic and multimedia approach take us on a journey through one woman's life. Transforming and switching between real and virtual, we follow her through sickness and healing, waking and sleeping, being born and giving birth, aging and dying. But what makes ANGELA, Angela?

Through their signature style, Susanne Kennedy & Markus Selg delve into a fundamental question of existence: what is the nature of reality and what am I? The performers create a perfect but artificial reality, speaking lip-synchronously and slightly out of rhythm, as if imitating real life. Digital culture and virtual reality are seamlessly blended with spirituality and philosophy.


Concept, text and direction
Susanne Kennedy, Markus Selg

Concept and stage design
Markus Selg

Diamanda Dramm
Ixchel Mendoza Hernández
Kate Strong
Tarren Johnson
Dominic Santia

Helena Eckert

Light design
Rainer Casper

Sound design and montage
Richard Alexander

Diamanda Dramm
Richard Alexander

Live music
Diamanda Dramm

Video design
Rodrik Biersteker, Markus Selg

Costume design
Andra Dumitrascu

Ultraworld Productions

Something Great

Artistic Production Manager
Philip Decker

Technical Production Manager
Sven Nichterlein

Something Great, Rui Silveira 

Tour manager
Something Great, Niki Fischer

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

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)