Titel Schreibschrift englTitel Schreibschrift englFor children aged 4+

BIG BOX & small orchestra

On stage there is a big box: like a huge package, a phone booth, a work shop, an elevator, a spaceship…?  There are street lights growing out of the box. A tiny conductor slides across the stage and gives the beat. A couple is dancing. A dog’s leash takes the hat off the head. The box turns over and decides to be a table…

What kind of powers are these that are putting things in motion?
Let’s follow the stories that are being moved by the objects!

Between manipulation and autonomy everything on stage starts to play with each other: the light, the music, the people and the objects. It’s the power of imagination that a box can be much more than just a box…

Theatre with objects and live music
Without words
Recommended for children between 4-8 years old,
in pre-school and primary school classes 1-4
Duration: 40-45 minutes

Production: florschütz & döhnert

Coproduction : Association Nova Villa – Festival Méli’môme,
Escher Theater, Rotondes Luxembourg, T-Werk, TAK Theater Liechtenstein, Très Tôt Théâtre, scène conventionnée Art Enfance Jeunesse – Quimper.
Funded by: Hauptstadtkulturfonds and Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin
Support: Brotfabrik Bonn, SCHAUBUDE Berlin

Idea: Michael Döhnert and Melanie Florschütz
Scenography, objects, play: Michael Döhnert and Melanie Florschütz
Artistic collaboration and light: Joachim Fleischer
Live music and composition: Michael Döhnert
Costume designer: Adelheid Wieser

Premiere: 11th september 2021 at the Schaubude Berlin


Unterstuetzerlogos BigBox
BB 01
BB 02

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.

Requirements for the stage (PDF)
Press kit (PDF)

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

Watch our Trailer on vimeo.