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Our groundbreaking international collaboration using web-based video technology. A play on two continents at the same time.

​“ comparison to other performances we have seen recently,  (Skype Duet) offered us another experience of Theater...
But we have not only rediscovered a reflection of real life in Brina and her performance. Skype Duet lays out theatrical conventions, puts the relationship between audience and performer, stage and reality in question, reflecting the theatrical agent.
So thank you for the intelligent, beautiful and unpretentious intimate evening!”​

-Marit Buchmeier, Inga Wagner, Michael Isenberg, Hannah Biedermann, Hannah Pfurtscheller, Janek Turkowski, 100° Festival Jury 2011

Review for Skype Duet

Skype Duet

Feb. 2011 / HAU 2, Berlin Germany &

New World Stages TONY Lounge, NYC

An Intercontinental, International Theater Piece



Performed live simultaneously in New York and Berlin

through Skype at the same time. In NYC it is site specific to a cafe, while in Berlin it goes up in a theater. Featuring online audience interaction, and lots of the unexpected, this piece provides the audience with the opportunity to interact directly with Germany and it's people (and vice verse).


Two young women on different continents are on quest for human connection in the modern world.  Poignant, funny, and familiar, Skype Duet looks at our fear of loneliness, the beautiful power of computer mediated communication, and what we have sacrificed as a result of our need for it.  A view of the evolution of human relationships through technology.

Artistic Production:

Per Aspera Productions/ Smoke & Mirrors Co.
Created by:
Brina Stinehelfer, Arlene Chico Lugo, Zoey Martinson, Nikolaus Schneider


Zoey Martinon

Technical Direction:
Nikolaus Schneider

NYC additional writing: Brandon Gardner

Concept by Brina Stinehelfer


Performed by: Arlene Chico Lugo*, Brina Stinehelfer, David Kenner*, Karen Murray*, Drew Little*, Michael Portman*, Joshua Levine*

Lighting Design: Justin W. King

Video: Agents of Change, Nathan Kaufman, Matthias Schöbe

Music: Pucinski, Matt Luceno

Marketing: Megan Kosmoski

Performed in collaboration with Per Aspera Productions in Berlin.


Winner of the Jury prize at 100° Festival Berlin 2011


26.02.2011        HAU 2 / Berlin, Germany
19-20.04.2011   HAU 3 / Berlin, Germany
03-04.06.2011   Arena Festival / Erlangen, Germany
07.06.2011        Unithea Festival / Frankfurt, Germany
12.11.2011        Kunsthaus Tacheles / Berlin, Germany  
18.11.2011        Kana Theatre / Stettin, Poland
04.05.2012        Forum Stadtpark / Graz, Austria

14-16.05.2012   Cafe Teatret / Copenhagen, Denmark

26.05.2012        Supermarkt / Berlin, Germany

NYC: TONY Lounge at New World Stages and various cafe's across NYC.

The Internationalists: Around the World 2011 play festival, TACT Studio

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