Uncanny Valley

by: Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) & Thomas Melle 

Production: Münchner Kammerspiele (DE)

Co-production: Temporada Alta, Berliner Festspiele/ Immersion, Feodor Elutine / Moscow / Russia, SPRING Performing Arts Festival Utrecht / The Netherlands, Triennale Teatro dell'Arte, Milano, donaufestival Krems

What is human, what is machine? Japanese robotics researchers call this weird similarity the “uncanny valley”.

For his play, Stefan Kaegi worked for the first time with a writer and playwright: Thomas Melle allowed an animatronic double of himself to be made. This humanoid takes the author’s place and asks questions: what happens to the original when the copy takes over? Does the original get to know himself better through his electronic double? Do the copy and his original compete or do they help each other?

Copyright Images: © Gabriela Neeb


Language: German

Simultaneous translation via headphones: DE-RO, DE-EN

Age restriction: 12+

The project is part of the National Cultural Programme Timisoara - European Capital of Culture in 2023 and is funded by the Theatre Artistic Excellence programme, run by the Timis County Centre for Culture and Arts, with funds allocated from the state budget, through the budget of the Ministry of Culture.

Part of

Eurothalia European Theater Festival

Eurothalia European Theater Festival