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State of Euphoria (UA)

Eine theatrale Techno-Party

Nach Motiven von Rainald Goetz’ „Rave“

Together with the figures of the night, with whom we move on a theatrical rave through a dazzling party temple, we become the initiates of a special cult of our present: this is strange, freaky, sometimes banal and yet also mysterious and is possibly much closer to archaic mystery celebrations than it might appear at first glance, because "to rave" means to delirious, to race. At the center is a music that has been unfolding its mythical potential worldwide since the 1980s: In the world of techno, people meet in states of euphoria and exhaustion, transforming themselves willingly and in anticipation of ecstasy to driving rhythms. The cultic hustle and bustle, which unfolds station-like to lyrics and beats throughout the foyer and stage space of the Theater an der Ruhr, tells us something about our longings, which often only become visible in the dark.

Are you ready to lose yourself in the State of Euphoria?

Dress code: Special


Warning: Stroboscopic effects will be used at this event. Epileptic seizures may be triggered under certain lightning frequencies.



After the play the party goes on


10.11. Party at the theater with DJ Hundefriedhof and Sebastian Mur of lieb.kollektiv




11.11. Party at Schlegel Kultur Club with DJs: Ms Trancemission, DJ Ritalino, DJ Ehrenlos

Ugly Euphoria

Under the motto "for the love of the unpleasant" a musical journey takes place, the goal: high spirits on all levels! With a focus on hard dance, we turn to the faster, sometimes cheesy but lovable sound of electronic dance music. Inspired by warehouse raves of the 90s, you can expect one thing at Ugly Euphoria: Ecstasy and above all positive energy! The Ugly DJ Crew will accompany you through the night. We play uplifting, groovy and hard. Ugly DJ Crew means: fatales femmes for dance. We have the first edition of the party series on 23/09. If you like, you are welcome to drop by.

Just show your theater ticket at the entrance and for the price of € 5,- you are part of the party. Transportation from the theater to the club must be organized independently. Actors* will be part of the party.




17.11. The Stapeltor as a guest in the theater with DJs tzwiebe and l!l!

l!l! is a 20-year-old DJane and booker from Duisburg. She started DJing at Stapeltor - Duisburg 2 years ago and has been trying out different party and rave concepts ever since. Since 2022 she organizes parties with the female DJ collective "BitchesXWitches" with the goal to promote FLINTA* in the club culture. Her music is a mix of techno, trance and acid with many psy influences.
*Women, lesbians, intergender, non-binary, trans and agender people.

tzwiebe is a DJ and producer from Duisburg. His sound is characterized by syncopated rhythms and pounding basslines, but also by atmospheric textures and dub techno elements.




18.11. The Theater at Hotel Shanghai

Dominik Eulberg and as support Roller.Coaster

Dominik Eulberg is an internationally sought-after DJ and producer in the field of minimal techno.

At 23h or 23:30h a shuttle bus for 80 people will leave from the theater to the Hotel Shanghai (one way only), the audience is invited to join the performers in the club. Please register for the shuttle at the box office.

With the theater ticket you would only have to pay 50% of the actual ticket price.


"State of Euphoria" is funded by: Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen im Rahmen von
NEUE WEGE in Zusammenarbeit mit dem NRW KULTURsekretariat.



Premier: 03.11.23


ca. 90 minutes


Theater an der Ruhr
Akazienallee 61
45478 Theater an der Ruhr



  • Gordon Kämmerer
    Director & Costume
  • Louisa Robin
    Stage Design
  • Charlotte Triebus
  • DJ Hundefriedhof
    Music / DJ
  • Toby Stöttner
    Regieassistent / DJ
  • Constanze Fröhlich
  • Alexander Weinstock
  • Katharina Lautsch
    wardrobe director
  • Jochen Jahncke
    Light Design
  • Uwe Muschinski
    Sound Design
  • Maximilian Stadler
    Sound Assistant
  • Felix Harthan
    Property master
  • Frantje Gigo
  • Sihang Zhang
  • Joshua Zilinske
    Videos in the foyer
  • Mirevi Lab Düsseldorf
    Videos stage area

Introduction State of Euphoria (UA)

Dramaturge Constanze Fröhlich in conversation with director Gordon Kämmerer.

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