Die Stühle



Costume design for ‘Die Stühle’, Origen Festival Cultural, Switzerland


“As the world is incomprehensible to me, I am waiting for someone to explain it.” Eugene Ionesco.

The couple in Eugene Ionesco’s 1952 play ‘The Chairs’, live in a circular room in a tower in the middle of a circular island surrounded by nothing but stagnant sea. They are isolated from the world and also from each other.

“Let’s amuse ourselves by making believe”.

Preparing for a big announcement to be made which will affect the future mankind, the couple greet imaginary guests and reminisce about past times but ultimately the empty chairs and invisible crowd become a metaphor for the reality of unreality.

In this seminal example of the Theatre of the Absurd genre; time, place and identity are ambiguous and fluid. The futility and loneliness of the human condition is highlighted, perhaps suggesting that the only way to bring meaning to our time on earth is to decide for ourselves what is meaningful.


ChoreographyDustin Klein

Composition and live musicSimon Lovermann

Costume design – Louise Flanagan

Actor – Felix von Bredow

Dancers – Nicholas Losada, Réginald Lefebvre

Lighting design – Crego Christian


Premiere – 26th July 2021, Julierpass, Switzerland


PhotosBenjamin Hofer

Camera (Trailer) - Terence Kohler, Manoela Gonçalves

Editing (Trailer) – Anne Gryczka

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest



Set and Costume design with Dustin Klein for ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, JK TYL Theatre, Pilsen, Czech Republic


Choreography – Dustin Klein

Music – Simon Lovermann

Set and Costume designDustin Klein and Louise Flanagan

Projection designDustin Klein and Simon Lovermann


Premiere – 29th May 2021, JK TYL Theatre, Czech Republic


Photos - Irene Štěrbová





Costume design for ‘TraumAlpTraum’, Theater St Gallen, Switzerland


Choreography – Dimo Kirilov Milev, Ihsan Rustem

Set design – Kinsun Chan

Costume design – Louise Flanagan

Light – Rolf Irmer

Dramaturgy – Marius Bolten


Premiere – 20th May 2021, Lokremise, St Gallen


Photos – Gregory Batardon




superbia versus humilitas

idolatria versus fides

ira versus paciencia

luxuria versus temperantia


In Herrad from Landsberg’s 12th century illuminated manuscript ‘Hortus Deliciarum’, the Psychomachia illustrations depict the battles between the female virtues and vices. In Dustin Klein’s ‘Psychomachia’ these battles are overseen by the game show host Fortuna, deciding who will rise and who will fall by spinning the wheel of fortune.


Costume design for ‘Psychomachia’ Origen Festival Cultural, Riom, Switzerland


ChoreographyDustin Klein

Costume design - Louise Fanagan

MusicSimon Lovermann 

Lighting design - Serge Schmuki

Voice and Text - Felix von Bredow

Dancers - Henry Grey, Kristina Lind, Elvina Ibraimova, Maria Chiara Bono, Carollina de Souza Bastos


Premiere – 25th July 2020, Riom Castle, Switzerland


Photos - Laura Sánchez

Film – Maxim Derevianko and Serena Perla


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