, © 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 at Schwendermarkt

Schwendergasse 41, 1150 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Westbahnhof) Tram: 52, 60 (Anschützgasse) Bus: 57A (Anschützgasse)
VHS Rudolfsheim-Fünfhaus

November 2020
toxic dreams
The Art of Asking your Boss for a Raise
November 2020
Gin Müller and Denice Bourbon
Sodom Vienna
November 2020
Sodom Vienna
November 2020
Theater im Bahnhof
GUESTS – A Concentrated Talk Show with Pia Hierzegger and Guests

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

studio brut

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

November 2020
Inge Gappmaier
December 2020
Claire Lefèvre
December 2020
Claire Lefèvre
All ears: an evening of story-telling and listening

brut at Ankersaal

Absberggasse 27, 1100 Vienna
U-Bahn: U1 (Reumannplatz) Tram: 6, 11 (Schrankenberggasse), D (Absberggasse)

October 2020
Simon Mayer
Being Moved

brut at V°T//Volx

Margaretenstraße 166, 1050 Wien
U-Bahn: U4 (Margaretengürtel) Tram: 18 (Margaretengürtel) Bus: 59A (Margaretengürtel/Arbeitergasse), 12A (Am Hundsturm bzw. Mauthausgasse)

October 2020
Deborah Hazler
That Rant and Rave

brut at Austrian Museum of Folk Life and Folk Art

Laudongasse 15-19, 1080 Vienna
Tram: 5, 33 (Laudongasse, Lange Gasse), 43, 44 (Lange Gasse), Bus: 13A (Laudongasse)

November 2020
Alix Eynaudi
Noa & Snow – Poem #5

brut in den Breitenseer Lichtspielen

Breitenseer Straße 21, 1140 Wien
U-Bahn: U3 (Hütteldorfer Straße), Tram: 10, 46, 49 (Hütteldorfer Straße)

November 2020

brut at WERK X

Oswaldgasse 35A, 1120 Vienna
U-Bahn: U6 (Tscherttegasse), Tram: 62 (Sonnergasse)

December 2020
Jan Machacek with Deborah Hazler and Frans Poelstra
EWIGE 80er

brut im Gewerbehaus

Rudolf-Salinger-Platz 1, 1030 Wien
U-Bahn: U4 (Stadtpark)

December 2020
Jasmin Hoffer and Oleg Soulimenko