Showcase Beat Le Mot

Nazi Superhumans are Superior to All of You

The Horror of the Ordinary

Performance Austrian premiere In German language on 7 October. In English language on 8 October.
Season Opening 16/17
{„Political Correctness“} {anarchist performance} {Alfred Hitler}

Whether it is the lives of pirates, mythical Japan or the Town Musicians of Bremen – the performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot has radically processed historical issues and stories since 1997, using brute humour and crossing lines in buoyant sarcasm. Their current project concerns Nazi superhumans traveling time and ignites a wildly humorous play on what is politically incorrect.

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

, © Gerolf Mosemann

Showcase Beat Le Mot - Nazisupermenschen sind euch allen überlegen

It all starts with four Nazi superhumans on a trip to the past. Wernher von Braun discovers the ingenious plan for a time machine in a nicked phone book belonging to Albert Einstein. The four employers of the Reich Chancellery use the time machine to travel to the past to prepare everybody for the arrival of the Führer, Alfred Hitler. On their trip through the ages, the four performers meet characters such as Julius Caesar to train them in doing the Nazi salute, fight for Excalibur at the side of King Arthouse’s knights and join the Last Supper.

The four-membered performance collective Showcase Beat Le Mot was established in 1997, based on the Applied Theatre Studies in Gießen, Germany. The independent company likes to evade the rules of the municipal theatre apparatus and strive for autonomy, collective decision-making and unconventional forms of action and expression. Showcase shows are typically vast patchworks of self-written songs, choreographies, videos, objects, narrative texts and occasional dialogues.

Attention: We show the piece on 7 October in it's German language version. The English version can be seen on 8 October.


“It’s an informal show that defies the conventions of dramaturgy. Intelligent, at times violently cheesy jokes make for hilarious amusement. … Showcase Beat Le Mot love to cross boundaries by cultivating the gleefully sarcastic play with what is otherwise unspeakable. That said, what is offered here with a certificate of political incorrectness and blasphemy rests in fact on a very solid moral basis. …” Mitteldeutsche Zeitung

“We would like to add something to the official historical canon, that has constantly varying coordinates anyway. At worst, we pull the subject of National Socialism from the pedestal of being untouchable down to becoming trivial. But we don’t do it to play it down or to put it into perspective but to keep the controversy and the memory alive. … All important, horrible events in history require a form of artistic retelling.” From an interview with Showcase Beat Le Mot, Bern 2015




Idea, concept, set, costumes Showcase Beat Le Mot Music Albrecht Kunze She Wolf Sharon Sharon Smith Costumes Tanja Jesek, Clemens Leander Settings Christian Wenzel, Andrej Trofimoff Video Alexej Tschernij Graphic design Anne Kube Light design Sebastian Zamponi Sound design Albrecht Kunze Production management Olaf Nachtwey

A production by Showcase Beat Le Mot and neues theater Halle. Funded by the German Federal Cultural Foundation’s Fonds Doppelpass programme.

Dates & Tickets

October 2016

Fri. 07.10.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Sat. 08.10.2016, 20:00
brut 16 € / 12 € / 8 €

Karlsplatz 5, 1010 Wien

March 2021
Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
01 02 03 04 05 06 07
08 09 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31        

brut all over Vienna

brut nordwest

coming soon

Nordwestbahnstraße 8-10, 1200 Wien

brut at Sophiensaele Berlin: Interactive live stream on

March 2021
Henrike Iglesias

Online event via zoom and mobile phone

March 2021
Samara Hersch
Body of Knowledge – At Home

Online film premiere and artist talk via livestream on

March 2021
Julia Müllner
gathering bacteria in my carrier bag
March 2021
Agnes Schneidewind, Johanna Nielson & Marina Poleukhina
eleven. each print in the mud fills with honey

Online premiere of the music video on

March 2021
Malika Fankha

Online via zoom

March 2021
Laura Stoll and PUC
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS part 1
March 2021
Susanne Songi Griem
Handle with care with Susanne Songi Griem
March 2021
Temporary collections
March 2021
Sara-Lisa Bals and Klemens Hegen
Handle with care selected by BEATE
March 2021
Frida Robles and maria mercedes
Handle with care featuring HUGGY BEARS Part 2

Online Livestream auf

March 2021
Florian Malzacher
Gesellschaftsspiele: The Art of Assembly III. Assemblism
March 2021
Jaskaran Anand
Around L-INKED

studio brut, Zieglergasse 25, 1070 Vienna

not accessible

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