Familie Flöz


[[Physical Theater///Physical Theatre]]

Familie Flöz is an international pool of theater makers, actors, musicians, dancers, directors, mask-, light-, set and costume designers, dramatic advisors and other good souls from ten nations.

Each of their plays are developed in a collective working process and awaken a new universe inhabited by characters and stories that cleared their path from obscurity to light.

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A fantastic ensemble excels on the stage in breathtaking fighting scenes, deadly intrigues and heart-breaking arias. Night by night they steer towards unprecedented triumphs in world-famous plays. But this story is on the other side of these triumphs. Backstage three stage technicians are hard at work in the darkness. This is their story. Their lives, which usually remain hidden, now come into the light.

In Teatro Delusio Familie Flöz has created a small family, whose home is the theatre itself: the efficient Bob is young, strong and unpredictable; the chronically tired and sickly Bernd is constantly bossed around and the idle, always hungry Ivan is permanently anxious not to loose control over the shows. 

Separated from the radiant stars on stage by nothing more than a sparse scenery the three untiring helpers are fighting for their own happiness in a different universe. Yet in a magical way the glamorous world of pretence connects and is blended with the down to earth life backstage.


A production by Familie Flöz, Arena Berlin and Theaterhaus Stuttgart

A play by Paco Gonzáles, Björn Leese, Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel

With Andrès Angulo / Björn Leese / Dana Schmidt, Daniel Matheus / Johannes Stubenvoll / Michael Vogel, Sebastian Kautz / Thomas van Ouwerkerk / Hajo Schüler

Direction - Michael Vogel
Masks - Hajo Schüler
Set design - Michael Vogel
Costumes - Eliseu R. Weide
Sound design - Dirk Schröder
Light design - Reinhard Hubert
Sound Technicians: Florian Mönks, Thomas Wacker
Lighting Technicians: Sylvain Faye, Max Rux
Production management: Gianni Bettucci
Production assistance: Dana Schmidt
Photo credits: Eckard Jonalik, Gabriele Zucca, Simona Boccedi, Pierre Borrasci, Dirk Plamböck and Roberta Argenzio

"Wordless and yet somehow so expressive, full of yearning and yet also filled with joy; this is splendid and immensely skillful character comedy" Lyn Gardner, The Guardian
"A tremendously funny and affectionate image of the dreams and travails of the people who are essential to the show, but who we never see on stage" The List
"A passionate and mind-boggling tour-de-force" Evening News

Show information

Show Duration: 80 mins, no interval
Audience Suitability: Universal
Stage Size: Min. 10m wide x 7.5m deep / Height clearance of 5m
Venue Capacity: Up to 1500
Touring Party: 7
Booking Contact: Belinda Murphy, belinda@auroranova.org

Upcoming Dates

20 - 22 April: International Adana Theater Festival, Adana, Turkey
24 April: Sabancı Performing Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey


A FAMILIE FLÖZ, Theaterhaus Stuttgart, Theater Duisburg Production

By: Anna Kistel, Sebastian Kautz, Thomas Rascher, Frederik Rohn, Hajo Schüler, Michael Vogel and Nicolas Witte
With: Anna Kistel / Marina Rodriguez Llorente, Sebastian Kautz, Daniel Matheus / Frederik Rohn and Nicolas Witte / Thomas Rascher
Direction: Michael Vogel
Masks: Hajo Schüler, Thomas Rascher
Set Design: Michael Ottopal
Costumes: Eliseu R. Weide
Sound Design: Dirk Schröder
Light Design: Reinhard Hubert
Production Manager: Gianni Bettucci


The heavenly name and Alpine spa location of Hotel Paradiso promise a relaxing get-away-from-it-all type holiday. Four stars adorn the entrance but all is not as it should be in the quaint family-run hotel. Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon. 

The son dreams of finding his true love but spends his days battling his bossy sister for control of the hotel. The kleptomaniac maid relieves the guests of more than their troubles and the chef has his own solution for combatting the growing number of dearly departed. Demise is only a matter of time.

★★★★★ "Masterful" The Scotsman

★★★★★"Every now and then, a show comes along that scoops you up from the start, whisks you along on a roller coaster ride and deposits you at the end of the track, gasping for breath and wanting to do it all again. This is one of those." Edinburgh News

Show information

Show Duration: 80 mins, no intermission
Audience Suitability: Universal
Stage Size: Min. 10m wide x 7.5 deep / Height clearance of 5m
Venue Capacity: Up to 1000
Touring Party: 7
Booking Contact: Belinda Murphy, belinda@auroranova.org

Upcoming Dates

3 - 4 April: Müpa, Budapest, Hungary
6 - 7 April: Akzent Theater, Vienna, Austria
12 April: Theater am Ring, Villingen-Schwenningen, Germany
13 April: Theater Rigblick, Zürich
14 April: Theaterhaus, Stuttgart, Germany