About The Speaker
SPHÆRE – collapse in space Bios of the team Nina Zinsmeister, born in 1991, has been working as a performer for 11 years. After a voluntary social year in culture, she made stops in Berlin, Heidelberg, Ingolstadt and Mannheim until her path led her back to Stuttgart at some point. Thanks to her many years of work in academic and public libraries, Nina is a research professional and supports the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv in this area, as well as a performer, in […]
SPHÆRE – collapse in space
Bios of the team
Nina Zinsmeister, born in 1991, has been working as a performer for 11 years. After a voluntary
social year in culture, she made stops in Berlin, Heidelberg, Ingolstadt and Mannheim until her path led her back to Stuttgart at some point. Thanks to her many years of work in academic and public libraries, Nina is a research professional and supports the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv in this area, as well as a performer, in conception, podcasting, on the keyboard in the band and, most recently, in costume design. For Nina, theatre means listening, participating, trying things out, crossing boundaries.
Maximilian Sprenger, born in 1991, studied philosophy, first came to the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv for an internship and stayed. Since then, he has been working at the interface of dramaturgy and play development and also appears on stage from time to time. But the self-image of an intern has remained the same: To get a taste of everything, to try out podcasts, radio shows, music, text or programming, and to enjoy cooking for everyone while juggling philosophical terms and memes.The fact that he doesn’t get dizzy in the process sometimes surprises him himself.
Christian Müller, born in 1979, studied theatre science and has been working as a freelance
director in the independent scene and in municipal theatres since 2011. He has been independently
realizing projects in the independent theatre scene for more than twenty years. In Stuttgart, he co-founded the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv as a free group, built it up and, above all, shaped it through his directing work. Christian believes that theatres should be places of encounter that change society and are thus spaces of opportunity to try out new ideas and develop them further.
Simon Kubat, born in 1990, studied speech art and speech training at the Stuttgart State University of Music and Performing Arts. Since 2014, he has been developing plays, radio programmes, music and performative event formats with the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv. He has given workshops on creative writing, poetry slam, breathing, voice and text work and radio play production. He has been on stage as a moderator for panel discussions as well as for burlesque shows and has performed as an actor, reciter, rapper, musician and performer. In recent years he has also worked as a production manager for the collective. Simon sees performing arts as an opportunity to reflect on his own points of view.
Jürgen Kärcher, born in 1961, switched to the world of theatre in 2005 after a 25-year tour in the world of graphic design. As an actor and production manager in the management team of theatre LOKSTOFF!, he developed theatre productions in public spaces in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Kòsice for 10 years. In 2014, he sought a new adventure as a founding member of the
Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv: as an actor and as a graphic designer for the communication media.
SPHÆRE – collapse in space
“It has been 377 days since we started our journey together. 377 days of me trying to save
us all.” The earth is dying. Humanity is facing its end. Neoliberalism has turned the human
species into egomaniacal zombies. Homo sapiens has become incapable of working
together cooperatively. 377 days ago, the Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv sent a mission to escape
Earth and find new forms of collaboration. In the beginning, there were five astronauts in
the SPHÆRE – a structure they created themselves. But space is fragile. And so are they.
Actually, no one expected them to last this long at all. And now they are having doubts: Do
they really work together as they claim to do as a collective? Is everyone still on board or
is there just one lonely captain floating through space?
The Citizen.KANE.Kollektiv deals with society and itself. The effects of major crises on the
individual are immense. Can and do we want to continue working together as a team
‘society’? What is our common vision? In SPHÆRE – collapse in space, the collective
asks how collective work can function? Is the death of the ego a basis for a successful
team? Or can each individual contribute nothing to the process because there are no more
individual ideas? Who are we without the collective and what is the collective without the
Nina Zinsmeister, Jürgen Kärcher, Simon Kubat, Christian Müller, Maximilian Sprenger