AIN – trial

Relaxed Performance // Without language

19.05.2023 “AIN – Trial”, Theaterhaus Oberschöneweide, Berlin, Germany
06. – 10.11.2024 “AIN”, Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, Germany
13. – 16.03.2025 “AIN”, Theater für Niedersachsen, Hildesheim, Germany

Solitude can hold the key to something very wonderful and useful. If you welcome it with open arms, it comes smiling joyfully and brings inspiration and serenity. But if you are afraid of loneliness, you are afraid of yourself. Then everything is gray, you stand with your eyes downcast and can’t get a clear thought.

“AIN” is a musictheatre piece for a young audience ages 5 and up. An immersive space that explores loneliness in all its facets. Enter a space where you can do anything and come by for tea with solitude.

“AIN” deals with stories of loneliness and powerlessness that are increasingly surfacing in young people today, individually, as well as globally. Generation Alpha is the first generation to grow up in a globalized, digitalized world where community seems locally disconnected. What does this mean for social togetherness? How can a new togetherness look like, in which individuals can respect borders, communicate needs and live together as equals in harmony with nature? Is this the goal of humanity, or where are we heading?


Concept and Artistic Direction Sophie Krause, Robin Plenio 
Performance Terrence Xavier Johnson
Video Sophie Krause
Composition and musical direction Robin Plenio
Stage and costume Marie Akoury
Theater pedagogy Nele Wagener
Technical direction Eugen Geisler
Lighting Design Lennart Beese
Documentation Sofi Peters
Production management Laura Wiesinger

funded by

A production by boikott in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste aus Mitteln der Beauftragten der Bundesregierung für Kultur und Medien im Rahmen von NEUSTART KULTUR.