, © 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 around 20-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 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern), U4 (Friedensbrücke), U6 (Dresdnerstraße) Tram: 5 (Nordwestbahnstraße) Bus: 5A (Wasnergasse)

Meeting point: Gasthaus Hansy at Praterstern


Heinestraße 42 , 1020 Vienna
Subway: U1, U2 (Praterstern) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Praterstern) / Tram: 5 (Praterstern)

May - June 2024
Out and about featuring QWIEN
The Nameless of Leopoldstadt

brut at Bank Austria Kunstforum Wien


Freyung 8, 1010 Vienna
Subway: U1 (Stephansplatz), U2 (Schottentor), U3 (Herrengasse) / Tram: 1, 37, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44 (Schottentor) / Bus: 1A, 2A (Herrengasse U), 3A (Renngasse)

June 2024
Aldo Giannotti in Collaboration with Karin Pauer

Rote Bar at Volkstheater


Arthur-Schnitzler-Platz 1, 1070 Vienna
Subway: U3 (Volkstheater) / Tram: 49 (Volkstheater) / Bus: 48A (Volkstheater)

brut at Sportplatz 1210


Jedlersdorfer Platz 25, 1210 Vienna
Subway U6 (Florisdorf) / S-Bahn: S1, S2, S3, S4, S7 (Floridsdorf) / Tram: 30, 31 (Brünner Straße / Hanreitergasse) / Bus: 30A, 32A (Toni Fritsch Weg)

studio brut

not accessible

Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Wien
Subway: U3 (Zieglergasse), Tram: 49 (Westbahnstraße / Zieglergasse)

brut nordwest – rehearsal space

not accessible

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Vienna

June 2024
Exactly As Imagined