Welcome to the website of Melanie Florschütz and Michael Döhnert

Thank to the research stipend programme of the Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Europe we can spend the summer developing new ideas and approaches. Together with Joachim Fleischer we will jump into experimental set-ups looking forward to see what will appear in our developer bath .

In september we start the new season performing Ssst ! and A hole in the air and everywhere festivals in Switzerland and the Netherlands. A hole in the air is also invited to the festival Wildwechsel in Dresden. In october we will perform in Stuttgart, Friedrichshafen and Bregenz, Austria. The whole november we are touring as theatre of the month through North Rhine-Westphalia.

Take a look at our Tour dates.

Ein Loch ist meistens rundEin Loch ist meistens rundTheatre for children aged 4+

Ein Loch ist meistens rund
Un petit trou de rien du tout
A hole in the air and everywhere

„Have you ever sawed a hole? And then? Was it gone?“
florschütz & döhnert are researching the phenomenon of holes. They are making holes. The more holes they are making, the bigger the possibilities that are surprisingly opening up. This is because a hole is a door that leads elsewhere: a tiny hole is enough to make you an explorer. With a good sense of humour florschütz & döhnert start out on an expedition into the realm of imagination. They are playing with dimensions and with the illusion of it. A magic theatre play, mysteriously and exciting as a detective story, with lots of space for the important aspects of holes: you can’t really grasp it.

Theatre. Magic. Objects
Without words

Premiere: 12th september 2015 at SCHAUBUDE Berlin

Production: florschütz & döhnert
Coproduction: ROTONDES Luxembourg, Brotfabrik Bonn
Support: SCHAUBUDE BERLIN
Funded by: Senatskanzlei Berlin, Kulturelle Angelegenheiten;
Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin and Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

Artistic collaboration and Lightdesign: Joachim Fleischer
Idea, scenography, objects, play:
Melanie Florschütz and Michael Döhnert
Scene painter: Wolf Dieckmann
Costume designer: Adelheid Wieser
Advice of magic tricks: Andreas Meinhardt

Next date:

27.10.2017 Kiesel im K42 Friedrichshafen

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Unterstützer Logos Rund
Ein Loch ist meistens rund – A hole in the air and everywhere – un petit trou de rien tu tout
Ein Loch ist meistens rund – A hole in the air and everywhere – un petit trou de rien tu tout
Ein Loch ist meistens rund – A hole in the air and everywhere – un petit trou de rien tu tout

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video-clip
Press kit (PDF)
Requirements for the stage (ZIP)

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which you will find in the gallery under the photo.

Ssst!Ssst!Theatre for children aged 2 and older

A trouser pocket is unfathomable. 

Sometimes you may happen to find a white rabbit in there and then you have your hands full. Because, normally, these white rabbits live under a magician’s hat and they tend to appear and disappear as they please. What should you do with the rabbit?Is it supposed to eat, drink, sleep? Rubbish. – With a white rabbit like that you can only dream.

With nearly nothing but a pile of humour and music, two actors create a fascinating richness of fantasy.

Idea, scenography, play: 

Michael Döhnert und Melanie Florschütz

Artistic collaboration:

Joachim Fleischer, Werner Hennrich, Hendrik Mannes

Music: Michael Döhnert

Costume designer: Adelheid Wieser

Scene painter: Wolf Dieckmann

Première: 28 th september 2012 in the SCHAUBUDE Berlin

Production: florschütz & döhnert
Coproduction with: 

SCHAUBUDE BERLIN, BROTFABRIK Bonn and 
Méli’môme – Reims / Festival Reims Scènes d’Europe

Funded by:

Konzeptförderung soziokulturelle Zentren NRW, gefördert durch das Ministerium für Familie, Kinder, Jugend, Kultur und Sport des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen 
and Kulturverwaltung des Landes Berlin.

Supported by: TRAFFO_CarréRotondes.

Next date:

24.10.2017 FITZ! Stuttgart

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Unterstützer Logos Ssst
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ssst!
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You can download a photo in high resolution quality by clicking on the Link in the gallery.

video-clip
Press kit (PDF)
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which you will find in the gallery under the photo.

For children from 2 years

A trip to the wonderland of gravity

Falling is easy.

Flying is hard.

Dreaming is fragile like an egg. 



An egg wants to fly, but it should not fall down because it would break. While the egg is dreaming of flying, a man and a woman are acting out all kinds of possibilities of falling and flying in a charmingly clownish and funny way. Using pictures and words they both tell of the difference between lightness/weightlessness and weight/gravity. There are certain rules: a feather hovers, a bag slumps down. But does a house, a chair or a human being fly? Every rule has its exception. There is a lot between up and down, between heaven and earth; and poetically everything is possible, even flying.




Winner of the IKARUS Award 2008 for an extraordinary play for young audiences in Berlin. Invited to the 10th festival AugenblickMal! in Berlin as one of five best shows for children of the year 2009 in whole Germany.



Perspective: Werner Hennrich

Play, images, sound: Michael Döhnert and Melanie Florschütz



Production: florschütz & döhnert

in coproduction with Theater o.N. and SCHAUBUDE Berlin



Funded by Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.

Thanks to Andrea Kilian

Photographs: Thomas Ernst

Logos Förderer Rawums
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Click on a photo to open the gallery.
You can download a photo in high resolution quality by clicking on the link in the gallery.

video-clip
Press kit (PDF)
Requirements for the stage (ZIP)

All photos are released for publication with the photographer’s name,
which you will find in the gallery under the photo.