Let's Pretend To Be Human


Further shows at: 
Fabriktheater Rote Fabrik Zürich
Tojo Theater Bern
Südpol Luzern
Oriental Pioneering Theatre Beijing (Beijing Fringe Festival)
Qianshuiwan Art Center Shanghai
Zhejiang Art Museum Hangzhou


In LET’S PRETEND TO BE HUMAN, three actors study the vacuum of feeling that the culture of donation has created in us. “What exactly is helping?“ they ask, and also: “Why is helping more and more put into the hands of professionals and celebrities?“ They want to dive into the humanitarian adventure themselves, so they learn how to build a camp, how to organise a charity concert and how to experience solidarity in the slums. But helplessness soon takes over... Playing maliciously with media images, LET’S PRETEND TO BE HUMAN draws the image of a well-intended trip that won’t meet its optimistic end: the attempt to preserve a humanistic world view in today‘s globalized reality.

Besetzung / Produktion

Cast China: Susanne Abelein, Daniel Hinojo, Ursula Reiter
Director: Marcel Schwald
Stage design: Manuel Gerst
Sound & light design: Matthias Meppelink
Sound & light Zürich/China: Alice Ferl
Dramaturgy/production: Boris Brüderlin
Assistance: Geraldine Hofmann

Kindly supported by:
Fachausschuss für Theater & Tanz Basel, Pro Helvetia, Migros-Kulturprozent, Ernst Göhner Stiftung, GGG, Jubiläumsstiftung der Basellandschaftlichen Kantonalbank, Stiftung Edith Maryon, Futurum Stiftung und Fonds Werkraum Warteck sowie KulturStadt Bern, Kanton Bern/Swisslos, Burgergemeinde Bern