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MEXA: The Last Supper – Sophiensæle | Independent Theater in Berlin

Saison 24/25

MEXA: The Last Supper

MEXA _ The Last Supper © Werner Strouven - RHoK(6)
MEXA: The Last Supper
Banquet performance
Duration: 1h 30 Min.
Brazilian Portuguese with German and English surtitles

MEXA was founded following outbreaks of gender specific violence in shelters for homeless people in São Paulo. Since then, the collective resides in Casa do Povo, a revolutionary Jewish cultural centre and explores the relationship between life and art, street and institution, politics and aesthetics.

Based on the Last Supper of Jesus, MEXA creates a banquet performance about farewells. Together with the performers, part of the audience takes a seat at a long table to eat. In a dramaturgy of dishes and narration, the lives of MEXA members intertwine with religious references. How do we keep the memories of those who have gone alive? What continues to exist once you are no longer there?  A festive and thought-provoking evening about the obligation to tell the stories of those who cannot tell them – and an explosive moment of union that renews a vow of solidarity.

  • Religion, negative experience with religion
  • Trans hostility, forced detransition
  • Dying, (violent) death
  • Hunger, poverty
  • Eating in large quantities
  • Faces distorted by cloth, grimaces

If any questions remain from the following information, please feel free to contact Stefanie Hauser 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).



  • 90 minutes without a break


  • Portuguese spoken language
  • Written language
  • German and English surtitles


  • The light is rather dark throughout.
  • Strobe lighting is used.
  • Some of the spotlights move into the audience.


  • There are two parts with loud music.
  • There is background music.
  • There are sudden loud noises (dishes being thrown on the floor).
  • There are overlapping noises and screams


  • It will smell like hearty food (meat, potatoes and quiche).

Other effects

  • Video projections with quick cuts and fast fading in of photos
  • All video recordings produced and projected during the evening will not be saved.

Audience area

  • Seated grandstand
  • 2 beanbag seats bookable according to availability
  • 2 wheelchair seats bookable according to availability
  • Some of the audience members will take part in the play voluntarily. They will therefore be visible to the other members of the audience.
  • A live camera films the eating audience and illuminates them.
  • One person's future is predicted using tarot cards.
  • One person is asked to dance as a couple on stage. The performer and spectator touch each other while dancing.
  • A performer walks through the rows of spectators.

Food/ Ingredients

  • Rosemary potatoes (vegan): Potatoes, salt, olive oil, spices
  • Chicken leg with braised vegetables: cCicken, peppers, zucchini, eggplant, thyme, garlic, olive oil, lemon, salt, spices
  • Quiche (vegetarian): Eggplant, egg, feta, tomato, milk, flour, oregano, garlic, olive oil, lemon, salt, spices
  • Cake: Almond milk, lemon, wheat flour, sugar, vegetable oil, vegetable margarine, baking soda, salt, vanilla, Smarties

Early boarding

If, for artistic reasons, the door to the auditorium does not open until very shortly before the performance begins, there is the option of early boarding.


  • 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.

Creation, production: MEXA
Direction, dramaturgy: João Turchi
Performers, co-creators: Aivan, Alê Tradução, Anita Silvia, Daniela Pinheiro, Dourado, Laysa Elias, Lucas Heymanns, Patrícia Borges, Podeserdesligado, Suzy Muniz, Tatiane Arcanjo
Video performer, video creation, technical direction: Laysa Elias
Direction, movement assistant: Lucas Heymanns
Soundtrack, sound design: Podeserdesligado
Light design: Iara Izidoro
Producer, art director: Lu Mugayar
Executive producer: Francesca Tedeschi
Costume design: Anuro Anuro, Cacau Francisco
Scenography: Vão
Vocal direction: Dourado
Dramaturgical collaboration: Olivia Ardui
Research, artistic advisor: Guilherme Giufrida
Special thanks to: Esponja, Benjamin Serousse, Marcela Amaral, Felipe Martinez, Gustavo Colombini

A production by MEXA in co-production with Casa do Povo, Kampnagel and Kunstenfestivaldesarts Brussels. The guest performance takes place as part of the series DIE KUNST, VIELE ZU BLEIBEN. Nationwide Forums for Art, Freedom and Democracy, a series of events by the Fonds Darstellende Künste in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut, Chamäleon Berlin, fabrik Potsdam, FFT Düsseldorf, Hans Otto Theater Potsdam, HELLERAU - European Center for the Arts Dresden, HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin, Impulse Theater Festival, Kunstfest Weimar 2024, LOFFT - DAS THEATER Leipzig, OSTEN Festival Bitterfeld-Wolfen, Plattenstufen-Festspiele presented by PHOENIX Theaterfestival Erfurt, Residenz Schauspiel Leipzig, Societaetstheater Dresden, Sophiensӕle Berlin, Zentralwerk e. V. Dresden.

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