Nature Theater of Oklahoma

“Germany Year 2071”
05 to 17.07.2016

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska

Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska

© Jasper Kettner

  • In German and English

Past Dates

In “Germany Year 2017”, Dorothy and Joseph, the heroes of the legendary “Detroit Miracle”, come to the aid of a country on the brink of collapse. After their initial activities in Cologne, they will continue their mission in the German capital, where ubiquitous building sites have become the backdrop of everyday revolutions. More than once, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma have challenged and expanded our notions of the theatre. Last year, the New York company of artists completed their multi- part epic “Life & Times” – the first six parts were presented at Foreign Affairs 2013. Recently, they shot the saga of the Nibelungen in the Odenwald-forest. During the festival, Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska will shoot a science-fiction film at various locations throughout Berlin, with a cast of interested participants. In “Germany 2071”, co-produced by Berliner Festspiele/Foreign Affairs, Akademie der Künste der Welt and Impulse Theater Festival, Nature Theatre of Oklahoma invite us to take an exclusive look at our country’s colourful future: Detachment is not an option. We’re all part of this film. Welcome to our future – as seen from Oklahoma!

All public shoots are free of charge. Due to limited capacity, registration – e.g. via the “Ticket” button (€ 2 booking fee) on the top right of this page – is required. You will receive more information on the respective meeting points via e-mail upon registration.

05.07., 18:30, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Courtyard
“Evacuation in Pyjamas”
As part of the festival’s opening
Join: An unexpected evacuation due to an attack by the legendary swamp monster
Bring: pyjamas or nightgowns from the future, curlers, sleep masks, anti-snoring plasters …

10.07., 12:00, Haus der Zukunft
“National Pride Construction Site”
Join: The re-enactment of a large construction site with mysterious black holes
Bring: construction worker clothes, construction safety helmets, work boots, rubber boots or other solid shoes, typical tourist equipment

11.07., 20:00, silent green Kulturquartier
“E.T. Auction”
Join: A sale of aliens for breeding and meat production: place your bids!
Bring: urban outfits from the future

ATTENTION PLEASE: Earlier start of event!
14.07., 20:00, Görlitzer Parkteich, Berlin-Kreuzberg
“The Swamp”
Join: Dubious nocturnal carryings-on in the big city swamp
Bring: Pimp and sex worker outfits from the future, scruffy clothes, flashlights

16.07.,18:00, Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Courtyard (meeting place)
“The Road”
Join: The nightmarish exodus of the city’s inhabitants with dead people, zombies, animals and applause
Bring: Suitcases, umbrellas, futuristic clothing, Zombie make-up

Further information and updates for the project under and on Facebook under

By and with Kelly Copper and Pavol Liska
and amateur actors from Berlin and Cologne

Production: Berliner Festspiele / Foreign Affairs, Akademie der Künste der Welt, Impulse Theater Festival
Kindly supported by studiobühneköln, Haus der Zukunft, Berlin and silent green Kulturquartier, Berlin.