Come As You Are #3
– mit Dennis Seidel from the Performance Collective “Meine Damen und Herren” (Hamburg)

December 2022. Director and performer Dennis Seidel travels to Frankfurt with Sonia and Berenike, an ensemble of two- and three-dimensional performers who will join him in his residency at Implantieren. A green screen and digital camera are set up in the festival center to visually document a story. Costumes, musical instruments, toys, paper, pens, technical devices, and materials of all kinds pile up in the space. The story being written is set in Frankfurt and is about the sudden death of the main character’s parents in a truck accident.

Inventing and conveying a story is at the heart of Dennis Seidel’s work at Come As You Are. What is needed to develop a storyline? What role do the handling of the material, the exchange with colleagues and friends, and the experience of external circumstances, such as during a trip through a foreign city, play in this?


DENNIS SEIDEL works since 2003 for Meine Damen und Herren. Productions: Vier Jahreszeiten (2003), Idyllen (2005), Dideldum (Wilhelm Busch, 2006 bis 2007), X- Labore (2007),Traumgedusel (2008), SEX- Alle Lust will Ewigkeit (2009), Peter und der Wolf feat. Marc Ribot (2012), Die Geschichte vom Fuchs, der den Verstand verlor (2013), SCHWARZWEISS (2013), Gans der Bär (2015), Jetzt bestimme ich (2017), Katastrophenstimmung (Regie: Schorsch Kamerun, Deutsches Schauspielhaus Hamburg 2017), Zehn Meter in den wilden Westen (2019), Tanz in der DDR: Was bleibt -Sasa Asentic & Collaboratos (2019), DIE STADT BIN ICH (2020), DER BALL (2022), Generation One (Junges SchauspielHaus Hamburg 2022)