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Halt (Foto: Eunae Anna Jo)


A Feminist Performance About Intersectional Solidarity
Thu Hoài Tran & Elisabeth Maria Kuzel

“What I want to do most of all is to scream, cry, let the untamed rage in me run free, but I can’t.” Right-wing terrorism in Germany has led an ensemble of young women of color to collectively develop this piece. They investigate how solidarity can work. What does resistance mean? What significance do privileges have within communities? Insights into the desires of the ensemble are provided excitingly and with many voices.

Playing times
Th 26.05 20:00 - 21:30

90 min.

Admission price

8 € | 5 € reduced | 12 € Soliticket

Event notes

As part of the Performing Arts Festival, a recording of the play will be shown at the Berlin Ringtheater, followed by an audience discussion.

The performance will be held in German. A continuous, step-free and level access (incl. curb ramp) from the street to the building and to the event area with a width of at least 150 cm is available. Barrier-free parking spaces are also available. Space for wheelchairs or walkers is provided in the event hall/area and there is the possibility of special suitable seat reservation and/or to enter the hall ahead of time.
Please note: There are no barrier-free sanitary facilities on site, as they are too small and lack helpful holders.
Contact: ringtheater@gmail.com


With: Jacqueline Grumme, Josephine Papke, Jeanne-Ange Megouem Wagne, Mariann Yar, Sindi Zeneli
Concept & direction: Thu Hoài Tran & Elisabeth Maria Kuzel
Stage: Rimma Elbert
Costume: Mariama Sow
Make-up: Djamila Rachor
Film: Emine Demir
Camera: Eunae Anna Jo, Sajad Bayeqra
Dramaturgy: Dandan Liu
Artistic assistance: Sanni Est
Choral & musical support: Sanni Est, Christine Seraphin
Process support: Tuğba Tanyılmaz & Edwin Grewe (I-Päd).
Somatic Empowerment Coach: Pasquale Virginie Rotter
Theatrical Film Director of Photography & Postproduction: Eunae Anna Jo.
2nd camera & sound: Sajad Bayeqra


"Halt" is a project in cooperation with i-Päd Initiative intersektionale Pädagogik and is funded by the Berliner Projektfonds Kulturelle Bildung.


Thu Hoài Tran

Thu Hoài Tran works on the themes of empowerment, solidarity, and intersectionality. Hoài's work is located at the intersection of theater, academia, and activism. Previous theater work has been in areas of participatory political theater.

Jeanne-Ange Megouem Wagne

Performer Jeanne-Ange Megouem Wagne, a German Cameroonian, is an aspiring (art) historian and creative practitioner based in Berlin. Both her academic research and creative practice are oriented around necessary questions of self-determination, social justice and solidarity.

Jacqueline Grumme

Jacqueline Grumme is currently studying social work at the Alice Salomon Hochschule in Berlin. She has participated in numerous theater productions. She is most interested in plays in which socio-political issues are negotiated.

Sindi Zeneli

Sindi Zeneli is an intersectional activist and performer of color. She is active in community organizations. A queerfeminist, critical view of racism is very important to her as she engages in art, culture, and politics.

Mariann Yar

Mariann Yar is an actress, performer and graduate of the acting program at the UdK Berlin.

Josephine Papke

Josephine Papke studies theater and film, works as a freelance journalist, writes personal and socially critical poems and performs them on stage. She is also interested in queer feminism, anti-racism, mental health and radical softness.

Mariama Sow

Mariama Sow is a costume and fashion designer whose work focuses on the political aspects of clothing in the context of identity construction and self-representation.

Emine Demir

Emine Demir is a feminist filmmaker of color. She works as a lecturer, researcher and process facilitator on intersectional perspectives on (post-) colonialism, racism, gender and empowerment.

Sanni Est

Sanni Est is an artist, curator and trans*feminist speaker based in Berlin with roots in Northeast Brazil.

Rimma Elbert

Rimma Elbert is a stage and costume designer. She has worked on many multimedia projects, including Patricia Noworol's dance performance Replacemenr Place in New York and Aysenur Karabulut's research diploma play Black Fish Project in Brighton.


Berliner Ringtheater

Am Krögel 2, 10179 Berlin