by Friedrich Schiller

An open-air production by aufBruch KUNST GEFÄNGNIS STADT in cooperation with the Kulturbiergarten Jungfernheide.



26th, 31st May and 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 8th, 9th, 10th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th June 2023


In Schiller's famous Sturm und Drang drama, two brothers choose a life beyond the law: one as a robber chief, the other as a brother and father killer. Terror against the state versus terror against one's own family. A drama of forged letters, hurt feelings and misguided protests. In the end: a drama of the inability to forgive. Karl, the rebel, and Franz, the ducked canaille: both are outlaws who drag everything around them into the abyss. Unbridled individualism and the idealistic desire for a more equal, more social world collide.

The story tells of the emergence of a radical movement - which, however, loses its goal. Are the robbers rousing rebels? Rather, they are hired killers and rude highwaymen in the underground. The tragedy that unites all rebels emerges: they miss the point of turning back. Schiller in a production from the perspective of prison theater - that is the search for the reasons why the search for happiness turns into catastrophe, why the desire for justice often enough leads to ruin.

I am my heaven and my hell.





An open-air production by aufBruch KUNST GEFÄNGNIS STADT in cooperation with the Kulturbiergarten Jungfernheide.


The play will be performed by a mixed ensemble of day-release prisoners, former prisoners, actors and Berlin citizens: Christian Krug, Frank T., Lauan A., Maria Stoecker-Baton, Massimiliano Baß, Matthias Blocher, Michael, Mohamad Koulaghassi, Moussa, Özcan, Para Kiala, Rosemarie Klinkhammer, Sadam, Steffen


Director Peter Atanassow Stage designer Holger Syrbe Costume designer Haemin Jung Dramaturgy Hans-Dieter Schütt, Franziska Kuhn Musical Coach Vsevolod Silkin Productionmanager Sibylle Arndt Assistant director Leah Abele Production Assistant Emily Krzok Costume assistant Sol Spies Bermudez Graphic design Dirk Trageser



Funded by a grant from the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Social Cohesion.
Supported by Kulturbiergarten Jungfernheide, JVA OV Berlin, JVA Plötzensee, Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Volksbühne am Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz




Photos: Copyright Thomas Aurin.
Photos may only be used with prior permission from aufBruch / Thomas Aurin





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Former Gustav Böß Open-air Stage Jungfernheide park
Access via:
Kulturbiergarten Jungfernheide
Heckerdamm 274
13627 Berlin.

U7 „Halemweg“
plus 20 minutes by foot

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