, © Lexy Thompson


Queerness and diversity are the starting point for all Nesterval productions. In a mixture of classic playing methods and elements of the "immersive theater", Herr Finnland and his team have been creating performative adventures since 2011 in which the participants become action-guiding participants of the piece. The productions of Nesterval are site-specific projects that are usually performed outside of the classical theater space. The productions refer to the cultural, social and historical aspects of the venue, in order to make the diversity of the city tangible. The almost 40-person ensemble consists of performers, drag artist, actors and amateur actors performing in different formations. The connecting element is that there is always a reference to a member of the fictional Nesterval family as well as a playful component in all productions.

Together with brut, Nesterval realized Nesterval's Dirty Faust in Fall / Winter 2017/18 - a mash-up of Goethe's Faust and the 1980s cult film Dirty Dancing (sponsored by shift Basis.Kultur.Wien) and in Fall / Winter 2018 / 2019 Das Dorf - an immersive theatrical adventure in a Viennese Buschenschank, where 19th-century feminist literature was combined with Austrian Heimat films and bleak mountain realism.

Previous shows and performances include: Die Heimkehr der Eleonore Nesterval for steirischer herbst, Festival of New Art, 2016; The House of Hildegard and The Downfall of Edith Nesterval at /slash film festival, 2014, 2015, 2016; Terrenus, for Vienna Streetlife Festival in cooperation with FM4, 2016; Nesterval. The Last Ball, at imagetanz festival, brut Wien, 2016; Vienna Secrets in cooperation with the Vienna Tourism Board, performed in London, Bucharest, Warsaw, Rome, Zurich, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Paris, 2016; Where the f*** is Alice, Karlstag, 2017; Zirkus der Schatten, in cooperation with Circus Picard, Lower Austria, 2017; The Suffering of the Brothers Grimm, 25th Sepctrum Theatre Festival, Villach, 2017. Dirty Faust, brut Wien, 2017+2018, Struwwelpeter, 2018, Das Dorf, brut Wien, 2018+2019, Das Festbankett, Wien Museum, 2019; Anna-Liisa Nesterval, ANTI Festival Kuopio 2019


Works at/with brut

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brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest


Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien
Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße), Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

January 2022
Hungry Sharks
February 2022
Stefanie Sourial
City of Diaspora
February 2022
Veza Fernández

Online Livestream via

January 2022
With Milo Rau, School of Resistance & The Laboratory of Insurrectionary Imagination / Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XII – in cooperation with NT Gent / School of Activism
February 2022
Hosted by Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly XIV – in cooperation with Theater Neumarkt Zürich

brut at Budd’n’brooks

not accessible

Prater 34, 1020 Vienna
U-Bahn: U2 (Messe Prater), Bus: 82A (Messe Prater)

February 2022

Online premiere via zoom

January 2022
Tanja Erhart & Katharina Senk
j_e_n_g_a – The Movie

brut at Naturhistorisches Museum Wien


Burgring 7, 1010 Wien
U-Bahn: U2, U3 (Volkstheater) Tram: 1, 2, 46,, 71, D (Volkstheater) Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

February 2022
Claudia Bosse with Christina Gruber and Mathias Harzhauser
Circular Ecologies: Memory of stones

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)