theatre performance

May 21 2019 – June 19 2019


HUMARITHM is a technologically immersive theatre performance for young people and school classes on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Basic Law for the Federal Republic of Germany. The play tells the story of an artificial intelligence that becomes conscious - and wants to have everything: feelings. Knowledge. Body. Dignity. Power. As a self-learning "man-machine" it depends on the participants feeding it with so-called "training data"; only then can HUMA reach true perfection. But what if she is so smart that she can trick even the smartest master?

HUMARITHM invites the audiance to participate in this story: The viewers* become protagonists* who together determine the progress of the piece.

Play dates at the NRW-Forum

3/6/2019, 4 p.m. (premiere)

4/6/2019, 09:30 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

13/6/2019, 11 a.m.

13/6/2019, 4 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

17/6/2019, 11 a.m. (SOLD OUT)

18/6/2019, 11 a.m. 

18/6/2019, 4 p.m. (SOLD OUT)

19/6/2019, 4 p.m. 

Please order tickets (at no cost) online in advance

HUMARITHM is a production of HeartWire. The project takes place as part of an initiative on dignity commissioned by the German Federal Agency for Civic Education and the Robert Bosch Foundation and in cooperation with Mesh Collective.

HeartWire conceives learning experiences especially for teenagers and young adults, in which not the head is primarily addressed, but body, senses, emotions and soul. HeartWire uses technologies such as virtual reality, biofeedback, other transcendence technologies, but also the body's own technologies such as mindfulness, imagination, theatre and flow.


HUMA: Marie Mayer

Styx: Ariella Hirshfeld

Athene: Jette Micheel

Kerberos: Matti Swiec

Doña Julieta: Robin Gooch

Humas Crew: Jana Deppe, Hannah Huberty, Charlie Conley, Eftalya-Aylin Cinkilinc, Ronja Eickmeier, Anselm Sellen

Director: Sarah Wenzinger

Assistant director: Ronja Eickmeier

Sound- and Visual Art: Lukas Ullrich

3D animation: Jannis Szeder, Mark Kratz, Maximilian Kreis

Production assistance: Trang Vo

Event technology: Sebastian Mürset

Concept & Management: Anna Mauersberger, Anselm Sellen

Partners Stadtsparkasse Düsseldorf Otto Beisheim Stiftung Hoffmann Liebs Max Brown Midtown CCS