Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25
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Henrike Iglesias, Frank Häusermann, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Rabea Lüthi:
SPACE DUDES – Einmal hin und zurück

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Henrike Iglesias, Frank Häusermann, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Rabea Lüthi:
SPACE DUDES – Einmal hin und zurück
Duration: 1h
German, with German and English surtitles


Friday, 23.02.2024 | Performance with German audio description. The preceding tactile tour takes place from 19:00 to 19:30.

Sunday, 25.02.2024 | Performance with German audio description. The preceding tactile tour takes place from 17:00 to 17:30. 

You can register for audio description and pick-up service Monday to Friday between 10:00 and 18:00 via 030 27 89 00 30 or

All performances take place as Relaxed Performances.

Sophiensæle Additional Notes: Evening information SPACE DUDES – Once there and back

Description text as easy read:

SPACE DUDES is a theater play.
We are a group of five people and we want to fly into space together.
But that is very expensive.
On stage, we will show you why we deserve this trip.
And bring the space into the theater hall!


Description text:

Emissions and questionable billionaires or not: space is exciting and should inspire us to create new works of art! If Elon Musk and NASA have the goal of “making space accessible to everyone” – then who is everyone? We want to be part of the next space mission! We want to go into space! For SPACE DUDES – Once there and back, the space crew, consisting of Henrike Iglesias, Frank Häusermann, Olivia Hyunsin Kim and Rabea Lüthi, dives into the visual worlds of outer space and the mockumentary genre. In an application video, shot live on stage, the artists want to convince space companies and organizations that they have earned their seats on a sponsored orbital flight – because they wouldn’t be able to afford what is probably the most expensive vacation in the world. To prepare for the trip into space, the performers transform the Sophiensæle’s Festsaal into an astronaut training course. Together, they question the touristic exploration of space, rub shoulders with their fascination for space dudes, give free rein to their curiosity and dig deep into the theater’s bag of tricks to make a piece of the universe accessible to the audience.

The performance is a collaboration between the theater collective Henrike Iglesias, the actor Frank Häusermann, the Berlin-based choreographer, director and performer Olivia Hyunsin Kim and the performer Rabea Lüthi.

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact the communication department at or 030 27 89 00 35. Please note that details may change by the day of the event. Therefore, if you find out after you have purchased your ticket that the performance is no longer accessible to you, you can contact us for a ticket return at or 030 27 89 00 45 until 5 business days after the event (Monday through Friday between 10am and 6pm).


  • 60 Minutes


  • German spoken language
  • German and English surtitles

Audio Description

  • The performance on 23 February and 25 February will take place with German audio description.
  • The preceding tactile tour on February 23 takes place at 7 pm and on February 25 at 5 pm. The meeting point for the tactile tours is in front of the box office in the courtyard.
  • If required, we offer a pick-up service for blind and visually impaired people from the nearby S-Bahn and tram stations before the tactile tours. These are S-Bahn Hackescher Markt, the U-Bahn Weinmeisterstraße or the tram station Weinmeisterstraße/Gipsstraße. To make use of the pick-up service, please contact us on 030 27 89 00 35 or during our business hours (Monday to Friday between 10 am and 6 pm).
  • You can find more information about audio descriptions and pick-up service at Sophiensaele here.


  • There are very dark scenes, but the light in the audience area remains dim the whole time. Especially at the beginning and end, it is very dark in the room.
  • It is generally rather dark, in some scenes colored (mainly blue and red) light is used.
  • Rapid lighting changes are used.
  • In the center of the stage there is a construction on which LED lamps are mounted, which move or flash in individual scenes.
  • In several scenes, the performers wear headlamps. The cones of light from the headlamps move through the space and can also dazzle people in the audience for a brief moment.
  • Light backlighting is used in many scenes. At the end, a projector projects directly into the audience. If you want to avoid backlighting, it is best to find a seat at the edge of the stand.
  • Video content is projected onto two screens. The following content is shown in the projections: 
    o pre-produced interview sequences of the performers
    o recordings of a spaceship model
    o Animations of the universe
    o Live videos of the performance. The live videos will be transmitted by a hand-held camera.
  • The English and German surtitles will also be projected onto the two screens.


  • The performers speak amplified through a microphone. Other sounds such as breathing are also amplified.  
  • There are often background noises and music and a synthesizer is used.
  • The sounds of fans, wind and motors are repeatedly audible, as are other technical noises and repetitive beeping.
  • There will also be audio recordings of a voice.
  • Walkie-talkies will be used on stage, which can be noisy and do not always transmit the signal clearly audible.
  • The performers wear astronaut suits made of synthetic fabric that crackles or rustles when they move.

Other effects

  • A lot of fog is used, which first spreads across the stage and later throughout the room.  
  • Various objects are used on stage that move in a controlled manner (including a spaceship model, balloons and a tire)
  • At two points, objects in the stage area are lowered from the ceiling on ropes.


  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
  • At two points in the performance, the audience is invited to access a website with their smartphones. This is possible using a QR code that is projected. The content of the website is also projected onto a screen on the stage.

Relaxed Performance

  • All shows take place as relaxed performances.

Early boarding

  • There is the option of early boarding.
  • Early Boarding starts 10–20 minutes before the performance starts.
  • The meeting point is next to the bar.
  • Five minutes before Early Boarding begins, an on-site announcement will draw your attention to it once again.
  • Our evening staff will be happy to help you find the meeting point.


  • Reservations can be made via the ticket telephone at 030 283 52 66, Monday to Friday from 4pm-6pm
  • Via the online ticket shop
  • At the box office

You can also find more information about accessibility here.

Concept, direction, performance: Frank Häusermann, Olivia Hyunsin Kim, Rabea Lüthi, Marielle Schavan, Sophia Schroth
Concept, direction, stage, video design, lighting: Leo G. Alonso
Costumes: Nadine Bakota
Costume tailor: Amancay Ballesi
Sound design: Spoke Slomo
Theater pedagogy, artistic collaboration: Anna Fierz
Concept, Outside Eyes: Anan Fries, Laura Naumann, Malu Peeters
Technical direction: Gefährliche Arbeit, Anahí Pérez 
Production management: ehrliche arbeit (DE), Maxine Devaud – oh la la performing arts production (CH)
Press and public relations: Franziska Janke
Translation and surtitles: Naomi Boyce
Audio description, tactile tour: Hannah Aldinger
Editing audio description, tactile tour: Johanna Krins
Access dramaturgy: Miles (Milena) Wendt
Agogic support: Anke Knorr, Philine Ludwig, Finja Hörenz
Coding, creative technology: bleebtrack

A production by Henrike Iglesias in co-production with Sophiensæle. Funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion and the Hauptstadtkulturfonds. With the kind support of Ernst Göhner Stiftung and Schweizerische Interpretenstiftung SIS. With the support of Theaterhaus Mitte, FFT Düsseldorf, brut Wien, ROXY Birsfelden.

Media partners: Siegessäule, taz

HENRIKE IGLESIAS is a theater collective based in Berlin and Basel and has been working together since 2012. Henrike’s permanent crew includes Leo G. Alonso, Malu Peeters, Marielle Schavan and Sophia Schroth. Together and in smaller constellations, as well as with various collaborators they do performance theater, installations, parties and much more, if you ask. They understand pop cultural and mass media phenomena as a mirror of social conditions and grievances and have made it their aim to illuminate them from feminist perspectives. They like to use technology in narrative, interactive and poetic ways and to explore how it is influencing our daily lives together at this moment in time. @henrikeiglesiasinsta  

Olivia Hyunsin Kim - 올리비아 Hyunsin 金 works as an artist, tutor and curator in Berlin. She won first place in the Amadeu Antonio Art Prize in 2019. She completed her Master’s degree in Choreography and Performance at the Institute for Applied Theater Studies Gießen and the HfMDK Frankfurt and her Bachelor’s degree in German Studies with a focus on Political Science at Seoul National University with distinction. In 2017 she was a danceWEB scholarship holder at Impulstanz, 2020–2023 scholarship holder at the Kulturakademie Tarabya and 2022 at the Goethe-Institut Montréal/Choreographisches Zentrum Circuit-Est and Goethe Institut Salvador-Bahia. Her works have been shown at Sophiensæle, Art Sonje Center Seoul, Mousonturm Frankfurt, Museo Universitario del Chopo Mexico City, Rote Fabrik Zurich, Rubanah Jakarta, zeitraumexit Mannheim, among others. Website Olivia Hyunsin Kim - 올리비아 Hyunsin (

Rabea Lüthi (They/Keine) was born in Basel, Switzerland in 1997. Through Junges Theater Basel, Rabea was able to participate in productions early on and work with people such as Yves Thuwis, Sebastian Nübling and the Henrike Iglesias collective. Since 2019, they have also been involved in film and radio plays, including the main cast of the Swiss film Sami, Joe und Ich by Karin Heberlein, the 2023 Toute la côte satire film CLASHING DIFFERENCES by Merle Grimme and various radio play/book productions by SRF. In 2024 Rabea completes their acting training at the Academy of Performing Arts Baden-Württemberg.

Theater HORA from Zurich is one of the best-known independent dance, theater and performance groups in Switzerland. The group regularly collaborates with important artists and collectives from Switzerland and abroad and performs at local, national and international venues on the theater scene. At the same time, Theater HORA is a (cultural) workshop for people with an IV-certified “mental disability” and as such has been part of the Züriwerk Foundation since 2003, which is committed to helping people with mainly cognitive impairments. With Jérôme Bel’s production DISABLED THEATER, Theater HORA was invited to the Theatertreffen Berlin in 2012 as one of the ten best productions. Promoting the self-determination of HORA actors as people and artists is at the heart of the HORA philosophy, because Theater HORA regards its actors as indispensable, unique and artistically equal collaborators. Theater HORA is convinced that only the promotion of the greatest possible autonomy can be the way to achieve artistically interesting results with the ensemble members. It is not the artistic “normalization” and adaptation of the ensemble members to the norms and conventions of the general theater business that is the path to their inclusion, but the perception, appreciation and promotion of their artistic and human uniqueness.

SPOKE is a nonbinary beatmaker and producer and for many years has been producing beats in the Berlin FLINTA rap scene and as a sound designer and in theater productions for Rimini Protokoll and Henrike Iglesias, among others. In their own recording studio in Berlin, SPOKE continuously advocates for empowerment and safer spaces for female* and queer artists in the music industry. In March 2023, SPOKE released their first own producer mixtape with several female* and queer MCs and took over the stages with their own beatmaker show. Featured are 4 talented live MCs – grime, trap, drill and bass are the defining genre elements. 

Nadine Bakota, born in 1989 to Yugoslavian parents in the Ruhr area, is a freelance costume designer in the field of theater and film. Her connection to the human body first led her to study medicine in Munich and then to Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin. Her costume design work has taken her to HAU, Sophiensæle, Ballhaus Ost and Uferstudios. She has worked continuously with directors Joana Tischkau, Nuray Demir and Sahar Rahimi (Monstertruck) at institutions such as Münchner Kammerspiele, Schauspiel Frankfurt and Schauspielhaus Zürich. She has already worked with Henrike Iglesias on UNDER PRESSURE.

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