ANGELA (a strange loop)

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Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg

Germany / Created in 2023

The ordinary routine of a Youtuber who, once the camera’s off, sees her reality crumble. What’s the truth of what we feel? 

ANGELA (a strange loop), Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg, 2023 © Christophe Raynaud de Lage


What’s reality? Your everyday life, your dreams, your fears, your desires... Or the sum of all those things, plus the worlds that live within you. Seemingly nothing more than a YouTube influencer, Angela could be reduced to the routine of her days: a woman who films herself and talks about her illnesss... Same format, same script, same thoughts. But Angela’s hiding something. When the camera’s off, when she stops to think about her perceptions, her life is entirely different. This new feminine figure created by Susanne Kennedy is a character about to fall into herself and surrender to the feverish, subterranean worlds within herself. With multimedia artist Markus Selg, Kennedy plays with technology in search of states of perception flirting with the supernatural, science-fiction, and post-humanism. 3D fractal generators, neural networks, modelling softwares, loops that allow us to zoom in and out within Angela’s life, in order to unsettle our judgment and question our certainties... What do we see? What do we perceive? And how can we be sure?

Interview with Susanne Kennedy and Markus Selg


With Tarren Johnson, Ixchel Mendoza Hernández, Dominic Santia, Kate Strong
and Diamanda La Berge Dramm (live music)
Voices Ethan Braun, Tarren Johnson, Rita Kahn Chen, Susanne Kennedy, Diamanda La Berge Dramm, Ixchel Mendoza Hernández, Ruth Rosenfeld, Dominic Santia, Marie Schleef, Rubina Schuth, Cathal Sheerin, Kate Strong
Design, text and direction Susanne Kennedy
Conception and stage design Markus Selg
Dramaturgy Helena Eckert
Soundtrack Richard Alexander , Diamanda La Berge Dramm
Light design Rainer Casper
Sound design and montage Richard Alexander
Video design Rodrik Biersteker, Markus Selg
Costumes design Andra Dumitrascu
Artistic collaboration touring and distribution Friederike Kötter
Stage assistant
Lili Süper
Artistic costume assistants
Anna Jannicke, Anastasia Pilepchuk
Stage construction Stefan Pilger
Direction intern
Tobias Klett
Translation for surtitle Babel Subtitling
Technical Management Sven Nichterlein
Production Management Philip Decker
International distribution Rui Silveira (Something Great)
Tour management Niki Fischer (Something Great)


Executive Production Ultraworld Productions
Management Something Great 
Coproduction Wiener Festwochen (Vienna), Festival d'Automne à Paris, Odéon-Théâtre de l'Europe (Paris), Festival d'Avignon, Holland Festival, Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), National Theatre Drama - Prague Crossroads Festival, Romaeuropa Festival, Teatro Nacional de São João, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz (Berlin)
With the support of Fondation Ammodo, Kulturstiftung des Bundes (German Federal Cultural Foundation) with the funding of the Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien (German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media)

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