Mats Staub, Switzerland

Death and Birth In My Life

Which deaths and which births have influenced and changed my life so far? Who have I welcomed, who have I lost and said farewell to—and what has happened to me in the process?

The latest long-term project by Mats Staub asks about existential experiences. It approaches universal themes through individual experiences and in relation to local contexts. In every place it is presented it brings people together to talk to each other about their experiences of death and birth – while also presenting conversations from other regions and establishing connections from one side of the world to another. As a video installation in theatre spaces it aims to create locations that permit intimacy while at the same time facilitating a communal experience.

Supported by Fachausschuss Tanz and Theater BS/BL, Pro Helvetia
Swiss Arts Council, Christoph Merian Stiftung and Ernst Göhner

Co-production: Kaserne Basel, SICK! Festival Manchester, Künstlerhaus Mousonturm Frankfurt, Festival Theaterformen Hannover, Festival der Regionen, Spielart Festival Munich, Centre culturel suisse Paris, Migros-Kulturprozent, Dublin Theatre Festival

Patrons can only purchase a Ticket for 2 People who must attend together to experience the performance.

Conceived & Directed by Mats Staub

Camera: Benno Seidel, Matthias Stickel

Scenography: Monika Schori

Dramaturgical Associate: Simone von Büren, Elisabeth Schack

Research Dublin: Justin Murphy

Technical Direction: Hanno Sons, Stefan Göbel

Postproduction: Benno Seidel

Production: zwischen_produktionen

Digital Show Programme


Smock Alley Theatre


10 Oct, 5.30pm-8pm
11-15 Oct, 3pm-8pm




75 mins., no interval