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Internationales Sommerfestival 2020

Der Willy Brandt-Test

  • © Rita Brandneulinger
  • © Lorenz Tröbinger
Theater & Performance / Online
  • Duration: ca. 120 Min
  • Tickets: 28 Euro (conc. from 14 Euro)
  • Each participant requires their own ticket. The fun is increased when two players (maximum) take part together on the same computer – in this case, you will still need to purchase one ticket each.

  • Thu, 13.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Thu, 13.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
    Sold Out
  • Fri, 14.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Fri, 14.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sat, 15.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sat, 15.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sun, 16.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sun, 16.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Thu, 20.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Thu, 20.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Fri, 21.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Fri, 21.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
    Sold Out
  • Sat, 22.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sun, 23.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
  • Sun, 23.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
  • Thu, 27.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
    in English Tickets
  • Thu, 27.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
    in English Tickets
  • Fri, 28.08.2020 18:00 [World Premiere]
    in English Sold Out
  • Fri, 28.08.2020 21:00 [World Premiere]
    in English Tickets

The Vienna-based performance group Nesterval are specialists for immersive, queer pop theatre deconstructions. They perform in empty buildings, entire villages or, as in their latest piece, using digital tools such as Zoom. The starting point for DER WILLY BRANDT-TEST is a mysterious experiment from the 1970s when male friendships between Willy Brandt, Bruno Kreisky and Olof Palme characterised the golden era of European social democracy. The party archives give nothing away about the experiment and little is known about Gertrud Nesterval's part in this project. Her son Jonas Nesterval wants to complete his mother's work in the midst of current global crises almost 50 years later and invites the audience to save the social democracy idea. 32 spectators meet 8 performers from Vienna and Hamburg live from their computers at home. In changing teams, they are connected in different digital rooms and enter the final phase of the Willy Brandt test.  Left or right? Up or down? Escape or attack? How will you decide?

With their first work in Germany, the collective, nominated for the Austrian Nestroy Prize, shows how theatre in digital space can be a thoughtful, entertaining and social experience. And anyone who has ever seen one of their fast-selling shows will understand why Nesterval and their queer performance family are celebrated like popstars.

Each player requires their own ticket. The fun and games are increased when two players (maximum) take part together on the same computer – in this case, you will still need to purchase one ticket each. You will receive an email in advance of your booked performance about how to log on and play.


This year the summer festival takes place under special circumstances. Therefore it is important that we observe security measures to protect everyone and collect the contact information of our guests. This works without complications, but only with your help:

·         Everywhere: Keep a distance of 1.5m, except in self-chosen groups of max. 10 people;

·         In all indoor areas: Wear mouth-nose-protection, except in fixed seating areas;

·         In the festival garden and in the Peacetanbul Restaurant: please always register as soon as you take a seat. The registration is done analogue with pen and paper or digital via a QR CODE. More information on site.


Here you will find the current coronavirus hygiene rules for your visit.

  • Cast: Rita Brandneulinger, Romy Hrubeš, Astôn Matters, Willy Mutzenpachner, Chris Pfannebecker, Pamina Puls, Dancing Sven, Gankerl Walanka, Christopher Wurmdobler
  • Direction: Herr Finnland
  • Story: Frau Löfberg
  • Video: Lorenz Tröbinger
  • Costume Design: Andy Reiter
  • production: Pamina Puls
  • Grafic: Rita Brandneulinger
  • Set-Consulting: Andrea Konrad
  • Sound-Editing: Alkis Vlassakakis
  • Doll Making: Claudia Six
  • Analysis: Herr Finnland, Frau Löfberg, Christoph Anders, Andreas Fleck, Alkis Vlassakakis, Anne Wieben
  • Voice of Neserval Foundation: Heidi Neuburger-Dumancic

COMISSIONED BY International Summer Festival Kampnagel FUNDED BY Hamburgische Kulturstiftung, Bundesministerium für Kunst, Kultur, öffentlicher Dienst und Sport Österreich; Österreichisches Kulturforum Berlin.
Der Willy-Brandt-Test is based on the work Der Kreisky-Text, a CO-PRODUCTION by brut Wien and BE SpectACTive.

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