Nachlass: German word composed of «nach» (after) and the verb «lassen» (to leave). «Nachlass» corresponds to the whole of material and immaterial goods left by a deceased person.
In a more specific sense, especially in research, «Nachlass» indicates the totality of records (letters, works, documents...) that were in possession of a person or a collection that a person has built during his or her lifetime. 

What will remain of myself after my “self” is gone? How have I lived my life? How will those whom I love continue to live after my departure? Will I stay alive in their memories even after my death? And up to which point and until when will these memories persist? This installation of the main European theatre innovators Rimini Protokoll is not only about death, but how do you find your way to pass away, and that this way is very personal and irreversible. Eight rooms and eight stories of people, who made a decision to get ready for the death in advance. They do want to face her fully armed and leave us, living, a message.

Coproduction : Rimini Apparat Schauspielhaus Zürich Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy et la Bâtie-Festival de Genève dans le cadre du programme INTERREG France-Suisse 2014-2020 Maillon, Théâtre de Strasbourg-scène européenne Stadsschouwburg Amsterdam Staatsschauspiel Dresden Carolina Performing Arts

With the support of : Fondation Casino Barrière, Montreux Le Maire de Berlin - Chancellerie du Sénat - Affaires culturelles
With the support for touring of Pro Helvetia - Swiss arts council
Creation on September 14th 2016 at the Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne 

The performance goes on The English and French laguages with the Russian subtitlings
Duration – 1:50
without interval
Age limit - 18+

st. metro Kyrskaya/ Chkalovskaya 
4-й Сыромятнический пер., 1/8, стр. 6

Photos © Samuel Rubio


  • Concept — Stefan Kaegi
  • Concept — Dominic Huber
  • Video — Bruno Deville
  • Text — Katja Hagedorn
  • Creation assistants — Magali Tosato, Déborah Helle (intern)
  • Scenography assistants — Clio Van Aerde, Marine Brosse (intern)
  • Technical conception and construction — Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne
  • Production — Théâtre de Vidy, Lausanne
  • Vidy-Lausanne / Rimini Protokoll