DO's & DON'Ts

A journey through every trick in the city

By Begrich / Haug / Karrenbauer

The city is like a giant laboratory in which you can observe everyday human behaviour. But there are rules in the lab. Do's and don'ts. What can you do and what would it be better to avoid? What is being asked of me and how much freedom do I have? What am I not even allowed to think? What would it be like to live without rules? What rules do we need in the future?

The transformed truck from our show „Cargo X“ is ready to tour the city once again.

The audience is placed in this remodelled truck, which function as a mobile auditorium, looking out at the city through a large window. On this trip the ordered system of the city is carefully examined: laws, rules, norms, rituals, explicit and implicit arrangements, visible and invisible codes.

Next to the driver sits a child, who directs this urban laboratory experiment: Not playful, not cute, the child applies what has been learned, but with the clarity, severity and consistency of a game, which has to be played to its end according to the rules that have been set.


Concept / Text / Direction: Helgard Haug / Jörg Karrenbauer
Concept / Dramaturgy: Aljoscha Begrich
Composition: Barbara Morgenstern
Video director: Mischa Leinkauf
Sound design: Frank Böhle
Assistant direction & research: Meret Kiderlen
Production management: Juliane Männel
Intern: Lisa Homburger

With: Dido Antonia Aquilanti, Rudolf Bühne, Jasper Penz
and the Choir of the Rosa-Luxemburg-Gymnasiums Berlin leaded by Christoph Rosiny


A Production of Rimini Apparat. 
In coproduction with HAU Hebbel am Ufer (Berlin), Goethe Institut / Performing Architecture Venedig, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, PACT Zollverein, Stadt Nürnberg/Bewerbungsbüro Kulturhauptstadt Europas 2025, Internationales Sommerfestival Kampnagel and National Theatre of Scotland.
The production is funded by the senate departement for culture and europe.