„The river we step into is the same, and yet not the same; we are, and we are not.“ Heraclitus



Who are we? What determines our identity? Is it our own perception and definition of who we are? Or is it the way others perceive us, the way society perceives us? Hero examines and plays with the myriad of facets of a personality.

Tibo Gebert starts from his own queer biography with its coming outs and transformations. He overlays it with the myth of superheroes in order to encounter split identities in the play of stage.. 

Nobody knows what lies behind a mask or beneath a suit. There is a suspicion, a possible clue, a theory about an experience, an incident … A possibility.

In his very distinct visual language Tibo Gebert hints at our reality, our hopes and yearnings, our fears and wishes.

A world of associations that touches us in our own personal story.
Hero is a visually strong contemplation of invisibility and becoming visible. 

About HERO:

The Puppet, the puppeteer by Sandra Man

PRODUCTION : Numen Company

Director: Tibo Gebert
Conception/ Stage Design/ Puppet: Tibo Gebert
Performer : Tibo Gebert
choreographic  Advice: Laura Siegmund
collaboration: Gabriel Hermand-Priquet
Music: Jasmine Guffond
Video: Grit Schuster
Light: Joachim Fleischer

Administration: Diane Sinizergues


CO-PRODUCTIONS : Festival Mondial des Théâtres de Marionnettes de Charleville-Mézières; Fonds franco-allemand pour le spectacle vivant Transfabrik; T-Werk Potsdam; Schaubude Berlin ; TJP CDN de Strasbourg Grand Est; Figurteatret i Nordland; Conseil départemental de Seine Saint-Denis; Le Mouffetard - Théâtre des arts de la marionnette à Paris; Théâtre Au fil de l'eau (Pantin); Théâtre des Bergeries (Noisy-le-sec); Le Pavillon (Romainville); Centre Culturel Jean Houdremont (La Courneuve); Le Studio théâtre de Stains; La Maison du théâtre et de la danse (Épinay-sur-Scène); Le Théâtre du Garde-Chasse (Les Lilas); wunder. Internationales Figurentheaterfestival 2022 München; internationales figuren.theater.festival Erlangen