NAME HER. In Search of Women+

Long-durational performance

A coproduction with Ballhaus Ost Berlin,  Kosmos Theater Vienna and the Münchner Kammerspiele

German premiere - September 25th, 2020

Ballhaus Ost Berlin


Austrian premiere - October 2nd, 2020

Kosmos Theater Vienna


The solo long-durational performance, NAME HER. In Search of Women+, undertakes an archeological expedition to discover female narratives and reimagine, through the female lens, overlooked points of view from fictional characters to artists, scientists, mothers, grandmothers, great-grandmothers, martyrs, cooks, soccer players, architects, bandits, paleontologists, entrepreneurs, lawyers, socialists, activists, authors, warriors, rulers, astronauts, and super heroes. Excavating these women, NAME HER lists thousands of names in alphabetical order from world history, recounts anecdotes and fates, and samples videos, music, and dance.


The performance tackles the lack of women’s representation throughout history and plunges into the depths of the gender discourse around naming, its power, and its stigmas.


Duration: 7,5 h

Marie Schleef Concept, text, surtitles and staging
Anne Tismer Performance and text
Jule Saworski Set and costume design, video and image installation
Laura Andreß Dramaturgy, text and surtitles
Wiebke Jahns Communication and network
Ruben Müller Video operator, sound design and stage management
Michiko Günther Creative collaboration
Fabian Eichner Lighting design

Tania Schleef Online and print media

The piece was funded by the Hauptstadtkulturfonds and the district of Pankow (Berlin), office of further education, arts and culture – funding for arts and culture

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