Anke Retzlaf

Dream Machine


At Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz there is a phone booth. Only it’s not a phone booth: it’s a dream machine. Here the public can leave their personal dream memories, wishes and desires as voice messages in any language. These will become part of a growing archive that will then be turned into a polyphonic musical composition.

Starting from a monologue by author Matin Soofipour Omam, three musicians and an actor will journey through the unconscious in search of new kinds of contactless connection for these physically distanced times, overcoming boundaries between dream and reality, song and spoken word, electronica and jazz. Visitors can record their voices in the Dream Machine at Gustaf-Gründgens-Platz at any time during the festival.

Video on demand

Online 04.07.21, 16:00 – 23:59

Anke Retzlaff:
Dream Machine
03.07.21, 18:30 - 20:00
First release , Livestream
03.07.21, 18:30 - 20:00
Central, Kleine Bühne
First release
Video on demand

Video on demand available 04.07.21, 16:00 – 23:59.
04.07.21, 19:30 - 21:00
Central, Kleine Bühne

With Texts by:
Matin Soofipour Omam
Direction and Concept:
Anke Retzlaff
Paul Jumin Hoffmann
Artistic Associate:
Caspar Weimann
Stage and Costume Design:
Karolina Wyderka
Stage Design:
Marie Gimpel
Light Design:
Philippe Waldecker
Katharina Rösch
Technical Production Phone Box:
Philippe Waldecker
Programming Phone Box:
Marco Schretter
Assistant Director:
Jan-Moritz Hoffmann
Dramaturgic Assistance:
Hannah Schumacher
Anke Retzlaff, Jo Beyer (Schlagzeug), Lukas Schäfer (Synthesizer), Peter Florian Berndt (Sampling)