Death's Cabaret

Concept, Direction and Performance: Lori Baldwin, Aaron Reeder // Sound Design and Performance: Sky Deep, Zeina Azouqah
 // Scenic Design / Stage Management: Lau Licciardi // Costume Design: Juan de Chamié - EXIT
 // Dramaturgy: Kendra Valentine
 // Video and Light Design: Frans Katzwinkel


August 26-29, 2021 Premier // Theatre im Delphi // Berlin ​

It seems the world is ending / this you’ve noticed oft before / have you considered that you’re spending far too much time indoors?

With levity and sincerity, »Death’s Cabaret« invites you to toast the end of the world as you know it. A playful combination of absurdity and decadence, this intimate spectacle features one of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse, Death, who has decided to take a little break from being a Messenger ushering in The Last Day.

This darkly funny, electric new play with music features a satirical spin on the Apocalypse and asks, »What comes after [at] the End?« Imbued with magical realism, Death’s Cabaret imagines the Horsemen as a well-acquainted cohort who, through the millenia, have come to know one another’s scandals and secrets, proclivities and guilty-pleasures. Bask in a moment of folly as your emcee, Conquest welcomes you to a lively soiree that interweaves the musical stylings of War and Famine in support of Death’s infamous showcase.


Bring your doubts, fears, bubbly and charm as the Apocalypse is suspended in a decadent spectacle.

Creators and performers, Lori Baldwin and Aaron Reeder, illuminate the narratives of these apocalyptic horsemen, interweaving historical and contemporary issues while investigating fear of the unknown. In these unprecedented times, »Death’s Cabaret« offers a perspective of transition. Is this THE END-- of life, of war, of lack, of policing?

Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Death’s Cabaret is presented in cooperation with TATWERK | Performative Forschung. With friendly support of Checkpoint Guitars, Schaubühne Berlin, MotionLab.Berlin, Noisy Store, BIMM Institute Berlin, Theaterhaus Mitte, Ernst-Haeckel-Schule, HAU - Hebbel am Ufer.

Production Management: Chris Wohlrab, Aurora Kellerman - TATWERK // Press: Sophia Förtsch // Technical Director Theater im Delphi: Tilman Agueras // Light Engineering: Bryan Schall // Sound Technical Director: Sky Deep // Sound Engineering: Dietmar Schmidt - DEELAY Sound & Music // Costume Assistant: Katharina-Sophia Bolinski // Production Assistant: Abbas Khambati // Sound Assistant: Marina Pharis