theatre + discussion dementia puppetry mask

Fr. 15.07.2016   20:00->Brotfabrik, Pankow

Artist talk following 'BABA'

In the middle of the night Baba climbs from her nursing home window and wanders the dark streets. The play tinkers between the severity and the comicality of dementia. After the performance, the audience can continue to discuss this sensitive issue with the artists.

1 Foto ©Jehrun Vahle2 Despina Kapetanaki, Performerin, Theater Macherin und Theaterwissnschaftlerin

How can a sensitive issue like dementia be dealt with? How do the artists show different sides of dementia? After the play, the audience has the opportunity to talk with them about the performance and the issues it deals with.

You can now reserve tickets (6/8€) including free admission to the discussion directly through Theater Scoutings! (up to 1 day before the performance)
Just send an email with the desired number of tickets to reservierung(at)
You are also certainly welcome to simply come by on the day of the performance, but we are unable to guarantee that tickets will be available.


8:00 pm – Performance
After Performance - Artist Talk
Questions? The persons with pink Theaterscoutings-badges are here to help you.



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Karten per E-Mail: karten(at)

wann: Fr. 15.07.2016   20:00

wo: Brotfabrik
Caligariplatz 1, Pankow, 13086 Berlin (Auf Stadtplan zeigen.)

About the venue:

Brotfabrik Bühne

The Brotfabrik Bühne is an independent venue for touring shows and co-productions from Berlin's independent scene as well as national and international groups. The programme, comprising around 300 performances a year, evidence a diverse range of forms and genres, from plays, performance, dance and musical theatre to improvisation, puppet and object theatre. Young artists and groups regularly perform in the 40-80 seat auditorium alongside established theatre makers. Another focus of the programme is the productions for children.



About the performance:


Unbeknownst to her, Baba’s brain is rapidly decomposing and now resembles a rotten cauliflower. In the middle of the night she climbs from her nursing home window and wanders the dark streets until she finds herself sitting and waiting in a Laundromat. Told through mask, puppetry and accompanied by violin and sounds, the play tinkers between the severity and the comicality of dementia, the overlapping of reality and delusion and neurobiological destruction. Who is this orchestral conductor of chemical reactions that manipulates its victims, all while reclining on a fleshy lounge, in the safe haven of one`s brain?

About the Artists:

Gabrielle Miller

Gabrielle Miller (writer, stage director) is an actor, dancer, musician, puppeteer and director. She has showcased her skills in dance, physical comedy, puppetry and mask on the Australian circuit performing at Brisbane Arts Theatre, Peats Ridge Festival, Island Vibe Festival, The Spiegeltent, The National Gallery of Victoria and Woodford Folk Festival. At the end of 2012, Gabrielle moved to Berlin and trained at The Atelier Fur Physisches Theater where for two years she studied mask, clown, buffoon, personage, acrobatics, mime, commedia del’ arte and tragedy. Here she gained experience building masks and making puppets, which has since become an integral part of her performances. 

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