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Mohrle is a tomcat that can sing. Devotedly he prepares his stonedead cat for its existence in the world of fame. Hendrik Quast, in the role of an anthropomorphic cat in a fur costume, exercises techniques that slow down decay and oblivion. For this project, he learned taxidermy and musical singing. He moans through all theatric registers of musical song during his meticulous taxidermic preparation of a mouse – from skinning to stuffing to staging live on stage. Between creation and destruction, the long dead transforms into an allegedly alive. A manifest reconstruction of cuteness with, furry examples.




Idea, concept, performance, text  Hendrik Quast 

Light, dramaturgy Maika Knoblich
Costumes Christina Neuss
Vocal coaching Dorothee Dalg 

Co-production SOPHIENSÆLE, FFT Düsseldorf, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt am Main, brut Wien, Gessnerallee Zürich


Guest Performances 

FFT Düsseldorf
brut Wien
Gessnerallee Zürich Mousonturm Frankfurt a.M. Schwankhalle Bremen Skogen Göteborg 

Theater Rampe & Künstlerhaus Stuttgart – techne Festival 


Funded by FREISCHWIMMER 2014/15, Hauptstadtkulturfonds, Senatskanzlei – Kulturelle Angelegenheiten Berlin


Fotos © Gerhard Ludwig 


Premiere 17.10.2014, Berlin Sophiensaele

This bloody live preparation is not pleasant to the eye. However, the consequent narration of the horrors of a theater of empathy, which requires the performer to turn his innermost self inside out, hits home.

Tagesspiegel 21 October 2014, Patrick Wildermann


The performance boils down the contradictions of the so-called intimate as representation in the most precise, witty, brutal and courageous way. In his one-man travesty "Mohrle", [Quast] juggles an art form that uses the dissection of its own means as breeding ground for drama.


Berliner Zeitung 20 October 2014, Doris Meierhenrich

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