Sophienstrasse 18
10178 Berlin-Mitte
Saison 24/25

Rita Mazza:
The Voice

The Voice_Rita Mazza © Mayra Wallraff
Rita Mazza:
The Voice
Duration: 40 Min.
German Sign Language with German and English surtitles

28./29./30.8.  Audio description (German) & Relaxed Performance

30.8. Beyond the Stage

The ways we sound and the noises we make are often judged and regulated by society. Coming from the perspective of growing up with Italian sign language as their first language, choreographer Rita Mazza dissects the labels put on different uses of The Voice – including their own. In their new performance with the same title, Mazza explores the intimate relations between identity, sexuality, and vocal articulations, while investigating control, solidarity, and shame. Developed in an artistic process that took accessibility into account from the start, the piece is a powerful challenge to the predominant culture that considers hearing as the norm.

The information on accessibility is still in progress and will be updated as soon as possible. If any questions remain unanswered until then, 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).


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 at the house here.

By and with Rita Mazza
Dramaturgy, artistic collaboration accessibility: Noa Winter
Light design: Raquel Rosildete
Set design: Camille Lacadee
Costume design, video animation: Evan Loxton
Advice on movement quality & choreography: Gabriel Galindez Cruz
Collaboration dance & choreography: Maria Giulia Serantoni
Audio description & tactile tour: Johanna Krins, Gina Jeske
Deaf DGS performer & interpreter: Corinna Brenner
Production management & care: Tiphaine Carrère, Agnes Kern
Production preliminary work: Agnes Kern
DGS/English/German interpretation for internal team work: Stella Papantonatos, Alma Arnoul, Viviane Grünberger

A production by Rita Mazza in co-production with Tanz im August / HAU Hebbel am Ufer, Künstler*innenhaus Mousonturm, Kampnagel. Funded by: Fonds Darstellende Künste. In cooperation with Sophiensæle.

RITA MAZZA is a deaf freelance artist, visual sign performer, dancer and choreographer. She works in theater plays as an actress occasionally. She speaks Italian Sign Language fluently as well as German, French and International Sign. Since 2010 Rita Mazza has lived in Berlin and is currently working as an artistic director and performer on visual sign performances in Berlin. She has a longstanding collaboration with Making A Difference.

The Voice_Rita Mazza © Mayra Wallraff
© Mayra Wallraff