Theater im Bahnhof

GUESTS – A Talk-Show Concentrate with Pia Hierzegger & Guests

Special edition: Momentary Home Vienna

brut at Konzertcafé Schmid Hansl
Performance / Talk in German language
brut Reihe
{Where do you belong?} {Here and there} {talk talk}

Guests: Matthias Beitl, Director atVolkskundemuseum; Julia Alfandari, Expert on Gender at CARE Austria i.a.; Naa Teki Lebar, Artist and Photographer

, © Erli Grünzweil

Pia Hierzegger

For many people, Vienna is a momentary home – be they expats, exchange students or refugees. This city has always been shaped by the diversity of the people who find a home here. The January edition of GUESTS attends to this topic, as Pia Hierzegger speaks with three guests for whom Vienna has become a temporary home. Where do they come from? Where do they want to go? And what does the concept of home mean to them?

The regular brut series GUESTS – A Talk-Show Concentrate features Pia Hierzegger of Theater im Bahnhof as a genial but merciless interviewer probing different Vienna personalities one after the other in intimate one-on-one conversations. The questions, drawn at random, may range from the current political situation to intimate personal issues. Their purpose is not to explain, expose or denounce. Instead, the audience should be given insights into the guests’ worlds and the country’s mentality. And yet, sometimes there might be a point where unpleasant follow-up questions are in order… Thus unfolds a vivid array of greatly varying insights, views and perspectives during each show.

Graz-based Theater im Bahnhof makes contemporary theatre for the people and deals with the Austrian identity between tradition and pop culture. Austria’s largest professional but independent theatre company has been regularly featured in brut’s programme.



Concept Ed. Hauswirth With Pia Hierzegger/Theater im Bahnhof Guests tba

Concept Ed. Hauswirth Featuring Pia Hierzegger/Theater im Bahnhof Guests tba

A co-production by Theater im Bahnhof and brut Wien. With the kind support of the City of Graz’s cultural office, the Styrian Provincial Government’s Department of Cultural Affairs and the Federal Chancellor’s Office.


Dates & Tickets

January 2018

Sat. 20.01.2018, 20:00
Konzertcafé Schmid Hansl 17 € / 13 € / 9 €

brut at Konzertcafé Schmid Hansl
Schulgasse 31, 1180 Wien

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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)