Directing, Text: Roscha A. Säidow
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Voice-Over: Johann Jürgens
Dramatic Advisor: Xenia Voland
Puppet design/Building: Magdalena Roth

Scenery/ Costumes/Cast: Franziska Dittrich, Magdalena Roth, Kot-Bang-Sil Yun, Arne van Dorsten, Leonard Schubert

Premiere: 20.10.2012, bat Studiotheater

CITY OF FEAR was invited to the Festival „Die animierte Stadt“ at FITZ! Figurentheaterzentrum Stuttgart and to guestshows to Magdeburg and Schaubude Berlin.



„A predominant feeling which carries over during this 70 minute long evening, is passion. Passionate for a genre, passionate for cliché, passionate to picturize. (…) „life sucks“ final words and quintessence in „City of Fear“, but as long as it's been told in such an excited way, there is hope in it.“

(Tim Tonndorf in Double 04/2013)


A Puppet-Action-Thriller

Grim times lie behind us and horror lies ahead. Welcome to the city. The city of fear.


In the apartment of burned-out journalist Billy, there’s a coming and going of strange creatures. His editor in chief waves deadlines for the most godawfully mindless articles into his face while the world around Billy drowns in filth. Business as usual in this swamp full of freaks, violence, corruption and miniature baby puppies. But when Billy doesn’t write the usual gossip one day, he is greeted by a wave of excitement from the oppressed underclass.


LONG LIVE THE REVOLUTION! Run for your lives! Politics, intrigue, street riots, power and decay: City of Fear - a retrofuturistic Graphic Novel-Action-Movie in theaters now!



The thrilling tale of the rise and fall of down-and-out antihero Billy J Thompson is told in an offbeat Terry Gilliam - Sin City - Transmetropolitan - Graphic Novel - Look. The next chapter in puppetry madness aims to translate movie aesthetics onto the stage: tracking shots, bold cuts and a gritty voiceover. Contrary to current trends we make do without digital media and animate special -

effects live on stage! Long live the overheadprojector!