company writing on water are proud and honoured to open Moths at the Youtopia Festival, commemorating the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

The festival is organised and curated by the Little Black Fish Collective, Berlin, and runs from December 10 to December 16, 2018 at

Ufer Studios, Berlin-Wedding.


Written, designed and directed by Kenneth George.


The Flying Dutchman of European legend and the ghost of Ono no Komachi (c.825-c.900 A.D.: Japanese waka poet of the early Heian period) gatecrash a wedding in Fortress Europe, and encounter the Bride, the Bridegroom, and two Clowns. They tell each other and the audience their stories, attempting to come to terms with their unfulfilled desires, their mortality, and the curse of their continued existence through history, legend, myth.

The performance flows through spoken theatre, slapstick, rock concert and physical theatre to enable an interrogation of love, displacement, exile, and the eternal dream of reaching the Promised Land.


Performers|Musicians Anna Brooks-Beckman | Guylaine Hemmer | Anja Hitze | Sonja Keßner | Mehdi Moinzadeh | Mathieu Pelletier

All Compositions & Musical Direction Dario Miranda

Choreography Juliane Nägele

Set & Costume Consultant Jane Saks

Ship built by Jochen Uth

Photo Credits Sonja Keßner | Jane Saks | Kenneth George




Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. 

Further Performances

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 at 9 p.m.

Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 7 p.m.





Ufer Studios | Studio 1

Badstrasse 41a

13357 Berlin


Telephone: +49 (0)30 | 460 60 887

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Impressions from initial rehearsals