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21. November 2021
NESTROY-Prize 2021
for Einfach das Ende der Welt

Einfach das Ende der Welt (It’s Simply the End of the World), directed by Christopher Rüping, has received the Vienna Theatre Prize NESTROY 2021 in the category Best Performance in the German-speaking World. Congratulations!

In August 2021, Einfach das Ende der Welt was already named production of the year by the critics of Theater heute. In addition, Benjamin Lillie and Maja Beckmann were recognised as actor and actress of the year. The production was previously invited to the 58th Berliner Theatertreffen and opened the festival in May with a live stream from the Schiffbau-Halle.

Next up, Einfach das Ende der Welt goes on Tour: From 3-5 February 2022, the production will be performed at the Schauspielhaus Bochum as a guest production. In Zurich, the award-winning production is back on the schedule in spring, rerun: from May 2022. On our website you can already immerse yourself virtually in the stage design and in the Schauspielhaus Journalyou can learn out how it was created.

12. October 2021
Corona Passion Play at the WOW Performance Festival

The Corona Passion Play opens the WOW Performance Festival on 15 October. This Festival is a newly created hybrid format by ANALOG Theatre that seeks to facilitate exchange and networking through this pandemic season and beyond, and to depict the entire spectrum of the independent performing arts. Following the live stream of the Vol. 3 Edition from the Schiffbau Hall, there will be an Artist Talk  with Nicolas Stemann on Zoom.

Co-director Nicolas Stemann’s Corona Passion Play present a modern tale of humanity’s suffering in times of Covid, analogous to the stations of Jesus’ Way of the Cross. The history of the work-in-progress project is as long as the pandemic itself. And like the pandemic, the Corona Passion Play, which began in the first lockdown with songs produced at home with homemade videos, has passed through countless stages and forms.

11. October 2021
Einfach das Ende der Welt nominated for NESTROY Award 2021

Our in-house director Christopher Rüping has been nominated for the Viennese NESTROY 2021 Theatre Award in the category Best German-Language Performance with Einfach das Ende der Welt (It’s Only the End of the World). Our warmest congratulations! The NESTROY award ceremony takes place on Sunday, 21 November in Vienna and will be broadcast live on OFR 3. Co-director Nicolas Stemann will be giving the laudatory speech at the NESTROY Gala for Elfriede Jelinek, who is honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award.

Just recently, Einfach das Ende der Welt was voted Production of the Year by the Theater heute critics. Two members of our ensemble, Benjamin Lillie and Maja Beckmann, were also awarded Actor and Actress of the Year. Both play roles in Rüping’s production. At the beginning of the year, the production was invited to this year’s Berlin Theatertreffen and opened the festival in early May with a live stream from the Schiffbau Hall. In spring 2022, we will be resuming performances of the award-winning production, which premiered on 3 December 2020. On our website you can already immerse yourself virtually in the stage set and discover a host of delightful details. In the Schauspielhaus Journal, Jonathan Mertz gives an insight into his work as set designer for the production.

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