Theater Chaosium

„On stage, everything that we otherwise believe can be transformed into crazy and abnormal blurs. When you experience the theatre group, Chaosium, such criteria becomes unimportant. At least on stage, it is good if everyone can be as crazy and as normal as the play requires.“

Chaosium is part of a network of permanent theatre groups in Germany which are aimed at both people who have and people who have not had experiences with psychiatry and psychosis following an artistic and culturally emancipatory approach. Working together with people who have and who have not had experiences of psychosis has become so natural and normal to the group that it is no longer strange. One of the performers described the experience by saying: “There is no sick or healthy here any longer—just performers!”

Known well beyond the borders of its region, Chaosium has appeared at international festivals in Munich and Padua, Italy, and has been invited regularly to events throughout Germany. In 2010, the Theater Chaosium celebrated its twentieth anniversary at the European festival, Theaterwahn (theatre mania).