Home Visit USA

By Haug / Kaegi / Wetzel

The performance Home Visit USA involves small groups gathering together at private homes, experiencing cultural exchanges with strangers in improvised situations. Set around a living room table, audiences play a game in a conversational atmosphere where they talk about the ever-changing ideas of what defines our country—focusing on issues that include cultural identity, values, and borders.
During the performance, the artists juxtapose the rather abstract and often hyperbolized idea of national identity in the United States. What starts out feeling like a political gathering soon takes a turn: maps are spread out and an acoustic backdrop begins to emerge; challenges arise, and together, decisions are made. Personal anecdotes and the United States’ current political climate become intertwined.
For more information about the work, which has been performed in twenty-three European cities in collaboration with numerous esteemed theater venues prior to its US premiere at MCASB, please visit the Home Visit Europe performance website.

Voting results and group pictures from all of the home visits will be anonymously collected at www.homevisiteurope.org.
The results can them be compared online as part of an ever growing archive.

Concept / Script / Direction: Helgard Kim Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel
Dramaturgy: Katja Hagedorn
Interaction Design: Hans Leser, Grit Schuster, Mirko Dietrich
Artistic Collaborator Tour: Anton Rose
Setting: Belle Santos, Lena Mody
Production Management: Anna Florin
Technical Direction: Sven Nichterlein
Website Design: Tawan Arun
Website Editorial: Anton Rose
Master of Ceremony: Ted Mills
Show Assistant: Sarah Dildine


Home Visit Europe is a production of Rimini Apparat. Developed in coproduction with Archa Theatre Prague (CZ). BIT Teatergarasjen/Bergen International Festival (NO). Frascati Teater Amsterdam (NL). HAU Hebbel am Ufer Berlin (D). Kaaitheater Brussels (BE). LIFT London (GB). Malta Festival Poznan (PL). Mungo Park (DK). Sort/Hvid (DK). Teater Nordkraft (DK). Théâtre de la Commune Aubervilliers (FR). Théâtre Garonne (FR). Teatro Maria Matos (PT).
A House on Fire commission / coproduction with the support of the Cultural Program of the European Union.
The project is supported by Capital Culture Fund Berlin.