Latest Projects

Shared Distance

A video performance by the europefiction group of HELIOS Theater Hamm in cooperation with the europeficiton group of Kolibri Theatre Budapest.

We are in the year 2050, nope 2024, well no 3849… or in a total different one?
During a video call which connects time and space, a group of people from different possible future worlds finds an inconspicuous box. They open it, full of curiosity. With a big bang and at great speed, a time capsule unfolds. It contains moments of the lock down months of the Corona year 2020.

In a mix of fiction and documentation, the young people of the europefiction groups Hamm and Budapest show how to be together, share feelings and things despite the distance. In digital rehearsals, the young people artistically implemented their thoughts, ideas and visions of the current situation as an online performance film.

premiere: 19th June 2020
online-premiere: 20th June 2020

"Shared Distance" on youtube:

Directors: Nina Weber, Eszter Gyevi-Bíró, Attila Eck, Anna-Sophia Zimniak

Editing: Nina Weber
Subtitles: Annika Böbel, Milea Kerkhoff

Stay Together

europefiction group

You can find it in friendships and families, between states and religions: Solidarity. What is solidarity? What does it mean to us? When – and how? – does it occur?

The performers interrogate the concept “solidarity” in everyday life and world affairs. They examine it from all perspectives, from loud protesting against injustice to missing solidarity, tough anti- and shrill pseudo-solidarity on to silent standby.

Premiere: Friday,  28.06.2019

Performance together with the Hungarian partner group: Friday, 19.07.2019 on the europefiction summer camp

Café World

In Café World, HELIOS Theater has opened its regularly from December 2016. People of all ages were invited to tell stories, recite poems, or sing songs in any language, with or without translation, on the open stage of Café World. Texts and songs in a big variety of languages could be listened to, such as Fārsī, Arabic, German, Pashtun, English, French, and Low-German. The Children'sTheatreWorkshop developed scenes and moments and presented them to the audience of Café World.

A Piece of Mine

Transcultural theatre project

In the project "A Piece of Mine", HELIOS Theater followed the experiences of earlier projects and encounters with people with refugee biographies. A group of young theatre enthusiasts, created scenes and moments for the rooms of the Central Housing Facility for refugees (Zentrale Unterbringungseinrichtung für Flüchtlinge, ZUE). The idea was to create a setting for active, aesthetic moments of face-to-face encounter with the inhabitants of the ZUE in Hamm. They experimented with different means from theatre, performing and visual art.

The performances took place on two evenings in November and December 2017.

Direction: Vera Grugel and Tobias Kubern

The project was funded by the Ministry for Culture and Science of the Land NRW in the framework of the programme "Intercultural Impulses" of the "Landesbüro freie darstellende Künste e.V.".