Anke Retzlaff

With Texts by: Matin Soofipour Omam
Co –Director: Paul Jumin Hoffmann
Dramaturgy: Katharina Rösch
Set Designer: Karolina Wyderka, Marie Gimpel, Sabine Mäder
Costume Designer: Karolina Wyderka
Light Designer: Ulrich Kellermann, Philippe Waldecker
Sound Designer: Sebastian Tarcan
Technical Supervisor: Philippe Waldecker
Phone Booth Design & Production: Philippe Waldecker, Marco Schretter
Production: Dilan Aytaç

Anke Retzlaff
Lukas Schäfer
Dominik Schad
Peter Florian Berndt
(sampler, audio-editing)

Dream Machine is an exciting trip through the world of dreams based on a monologue by the playwright Matin Soofipour Omam about an impossible farewell. The performers are finding themselves in an absurd and fluid dream-environment which can be cheerful in one moment, but turns into a nightmare right after, bringing along memories which are better forgotten. In a very unique and original way the show combines theatre, performance and music to make the strange world of dreams graspable. Before and after the show audiences are invited to share their personal dream memories in the form of voice messages within an old phone booth at the Ataturk Cultural Center. This way an ever-growing dream archive is created which will be revealed during the performance.

The performance at AKM is supported by The German consulate General in Istanbul, the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine Westphalia and NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste. It was created with support by Fonds Darstellende Künste with funds from the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media within the program NEUSTART KULTUR, Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine Westphalia, NRW Landesbüro Freie Darstellende Künste.

The presentation of the plays will be screened with Turkish surtitles.

The presentation of the plays will be screened with Turkish surtitles.

There will be an interview with Rim Mejdi, the author of the play Eternity, at 16.00.
The medium of the event is English. There will be simultaneous translation during the conversation.
Participation in our free event is limited to a capacity.


Event Rules
  • Purchased tickets cannot be changed or refunded, except in case of cancellation of the event or change of date.
  • The student ticket is only valid with an available student ID. On the day of the event, the student IDs must be presented to the staff.
  • AKM Management reserves the right not to admit those who are considered unsuitable for the event by giving them refunds.
  • During the concert, recording with cameras, mobile phones, and other recording equipment is forbidden. Recording devices will not be allowed in the venues. 
  • The events are suitable for participants aged 7 and over.
  • Once the event begins, no visitors will be allowed in the venue.
  • It is required for visitors to arrive and be ready at the entrance 1 hour prior to the event.   
  • The concert halls may change for reasons beyond control. AKM management is sure to change the seating layout, ensuring they assign the spectators a new seat in the changed venue that is closest to the prior ticket number. Purchased tickets will not be refunded due to the change of venue. 
  • Guests are required to comply with the stated seating layout; they are obliged not to change their seats during the event.
  • It’s forbidden to enter the venues with food and beverages, consume tobacco or tobacco products or use e-cigarettes outside smoke-free areas.
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