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Max Stirner anticipated Nietzsche’s theses, drew on hundreds of Marxist-Engelsian texts and prompted Camus to call him a "nihilistic rebel". His major work The Unique and the Property from 1844 is rebellious indeed. It rejects any notion of self-enslavement by higher authorities, attacks all morals beyond self-interest, and makes a plea for radical egoism and the notion of individual responsibility for actions.

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"Every being higher above Me, be it God, be it man, weakens my feeling of uniqueness and pales only before the sun of this consciousness."

In an unrivalled sharp and provocative tone, Stirner’s marginal but highly influential standalone text examines the relationship between the individual and society in a new way. Together with composer and musician PC Nackt and his ensemble, director Sebastian Hartmann invites the audience to a passionate exploration of the impositions and contradictions that Stirner’s thinking still holds today.

(Program in German, from 11.9. with English surtitles)

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A musical adapted from Max Stirner by Sebastian Hartmann and PC NacktDirector: Sebastian Hartmann
Participating artists
Sebastian Hartmann (Regie und Bühne)
PC Nackt (Komposition und musikalische Leitung)
Adriana Braga Peretzki (Kostüme)
Tilo Baumgärtel (Video)
Lothar Baumgarte (Licht)
Claus Caesar (Dramaturgie)
Elias Arens
Niklas Wetzel
Cordelia Wege
Anja Schneider
Linda Pöppel
Felix Goeser
Dorian Sorg (Live-Kamera)
Earl Harvin (Live-Musik)
PC Nackt (Live-Musik)
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