Ladybitch - a theatre evening about the downfall of Franz Kramer


Ela Özmen is an actress. Franz Kramer a director. She was to play the lead role in his new production “meine Lulu”. Based on dramas by Frank Wedekind, the play is about a young sex worker and her downfall in a man’s world. He wanted to tell the story in a feminist way and explore toxic masculinity from a personal perspective. However, due to allegations of abuse against Kramer, the premiere was cancelled at short notice, with Ela at the center of the controversy.


Now she speaks for the first time, publicly, from her perspective about the accusations. She reviews the rehearsals, remnants of stage and costume, as well as photos and film footage from that time. 


A mockumentary theater evening about abuse, MeToo, power structures, visibilities of sex workers and queerness, the future of theater and queer utopias.

© Photos: Anna Tiessen, Katja Pech


with and by:

Celine Meral, Fee Aviv Marshall

Artistic direction: Marina Prados, Paula Knüpling
Book: Marina Prados, Paula Knüpling
Assistance: Lena Plumpe
Production: ehrliche arbeit – freies Kulturbüro
Music: Fee Aviv Marshall
Costume: Katja Pech, Johanna Liebl
Stage: Katja Pech, Johanna Liebl

A production by cmd+c in cooperation with Ballhaus Ost. Supported by Fonds Darstellende Künste in the framework of Neustart Kultur: #TakeAktion and the Bezirksamt Pankow von Berlin – Amt für Weiterbildung und Kultur – Fachbereich Kunst und Kultur. With support from Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte, Berlin Stripper Collective, riotpansproject, Quiet city film, lupae, see you rent, Johanna Liebl, Henning Schmitter, Delphi, Monster Ronson’s and Flugwerk.