«der RISS»

Theater Creation by Verein für verlorene Gegenstände in collaboration with Rotes Velo Kompanie

A piece about the human experience of being lost, the absurdities of life, and the search for meaning and nonsense. A journey through lost landscapes and fragments of our daily lives.

Through physical theatre and object manipulation, vivid images are created that merge, conflict, inflate, or release steam - with the aim of getting a little closer to the chaos of the world and the people who inhabit it. This opens up an imaginative world to the audience, where the coexistence of opposites, beauty and darkness, lightness and introspection is possible, inviting reflection and immersion.

A journey through a world that is multifaceted and elusive, yet still experiential.

The foundation for the collaboration between the ROTES VELO Komoanie and the Verein für verlorene Gegenstände was laid in a conversation four years ago between Emilio H. Díaz Abregú and Raphael Vuilleumier. It quickly became clear that cross-genre thinking, as well as the desire to put people on stage in their contradictions and humanity, unites the two companies. Thus, through the different, enriching and above all inspiring know-how of the various backgrounds, a piece is to be created that crosses, connects and even dissolves boundaries on stage as well as in the way of collaboration. This seems to us more important than ever, especially in today's times. Two companies united with the goal of creating a world that captivates through its versatility and experientiality.



ACTORS Marzella Ruegge, Raphael Vuilleumier
REGIE Emilio H. Díaz Abregú
STAGE Naïma Heim
PHOTOS Audrey Wagner
ARTISTIC DIRECTION Marzella Ruegge, Raphael Vuilleumier
PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT Kulturvermittlung Jacques Erlanger, Raphael Vuilleumier
CO-PRODUCTION Theater am Gleis, Spazio Elle Locarno


27. October 2023
Premiere Theater am Gleis

28. October 2023
Theater am Gleis, Winterthur

02. November 2023
Tojo Theater Reitschule, Bern

03. November 2023
Tojo Theater Reitschule, Bern

04. November 2023
Tojo Theater Reitschule, Bern

14. November 2023
Grabenhalle, St. Gallen

15. November 2023
Grabenhalle, St. Gallen

27. January 2024
TanzRaum, Herisau

10. February 2024
BIOTOP (once Rennweg 26), Biel

Supported by

Gemeinde Herisau

Kulturförderung des Kantons St.Gallens | Swisslos

Kultur Komitee Stiftung für Kunst und Kultur

Lienhard Stiftung

Stadt Winterthur

Company members



    Artistic direction / Dramaturgy / Sett design / Light design / Performer

    Studied theatre at the National University of Córdoba and soon started working in the theatre lighting field. This allowed him to collaborate with theatre directors such as Eugenio Barba, Diego Aramburo, Diqui James and Philipp Stölzl. In 2005 his second work as a director and playwright, Estocolmo, La Primavera de los Llorones won the Young Creators Fund Award from the Culture Ministry of Cordoba. Since then he has participated in more than 100 theatrical productions as director, playwright, performer, light, set designer and rigger. In 2010 he directed Slaughter by Sergio Blanco, which received wide recognition. At the end of 2010 the Culture Ministry of Spain awarded him a scholarship for Advanced Studies at the Centro de Tecnologías del Espectáculo. In 2011 he founded the ROTES VELO Kompanie with the need to bring artists from different fields together. He develops and explores innovative ways to blur the boundaries of dance, music and theatre. Since then the company has put on over 100 performances and creates one or two new productions every year. In 2016 the company was awarded "for the development and realisation of new, ambitious and high-quality projects" by the city of St. Gallen. At the end of 2012 he started working for the Argentinian theatre company Fuerza Bruta joining both national and international tours (Argentina 2012, China 2013, Korea 2013, 300 Tour China 2014). In 2015 he started working with the UK company Wired Aerial Theatre. This collaboration opened the doors to new exiting opportunities, such us Peter Pan at the Open Air Theatre in Regents Park London, and his participation as Head Rigger and Production Manager for the show As the World Tipped. Currently his work is divided between developing his own projects with the ROTES VELO Kompanie and his involvement in big scale productions such as the operas Carmen and Rigolleto produced by the Bregenzer Festspiele (Austria).


    Production manager

    Born in 1965 in St.Gallen/Switzerland. He is a sociologist and merchant. He lives in St.Gallen and is engaged in various cultural projects. He has been head of Visarte.Ost (administration of the association of artists of Eastern Switzerland). He co-developed the Sitterwerk St.Gallen and co-initiated the hotel-restaurant Militärkantine St.Gallen (historical Hotel 2017) and had a formative influence on its organisation and design. Since 2016 he produced several theatre shows as a freelance cultural manager. He supervises exhibitions, compiles websites and organises the funding of cultural projects. He counsels creatives of all kind and helps to start off projects from the very beginning.
  • Liselotte Hunziker-Kraessig

    Liselotte Hunziker-Kraessig

    Production management

    Liselotte Hunziker-Kraessig lives in St.Gallen. She is a cultural mediator, businesswoman and longtime employee in an advertising agency in St. Gallen in the areas of conception, text and personnel management. Since 2018 she is part of the team of Jacques Erlanger as production management assistant.
  • Marzella Ruegge

    Marzella Ruegge


    born 1993 in Lucerne, lives in Basel. She studied Physical Theatre at the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio. Since then she has been working as a freelance actress and is particularly interested in cross-disciplinary projects at the interface between theater, dance and performance. She was a member of the Atelier de l'Acteurin Paris, a continuing education program of the Grotowski Institute. Marzella also creates her own work, including the piece Wirbelsturm, which was one of the winning projects of the platform Tankstelle Bühne. As part of the young talent development program at Theater Drachengasse in Vienna, she co-starred with Maximilian Friedel in the co-created play Zweinsamkeit, which won the audience award. Currently she is working with the theater company IPAC in Paris. With the Lost Objects Association she can be seen in ZORA, which was also performed at the Theater am Gleis in Winterthur, among others.
  • Raphael Vuilleumier

    Raphael Vuilleumier

    Artistic Co-Direction | Acting | Production Management

    Born in 1988, grew up in Herisau, father of a three-year-old child. After acting lessons with Diana Dengler at the Theater St. Gallen and his first stage experiences with Roman Rutishauser and the St. Gallen Concert Choir under the direction of Wiktor Bockmann and Svetlana Afonina, he went to the Accademia Teatro Dimitri in Verscio, where he graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Arts in Physical Theatre. With the company Poyo Furioso, he founded his first physical theatre company, with which he premiered in 2015 at the Lokremise St. Gallen. He performed during 3 years in the children's musical Pippi Longstocking celebrates her birthday, directed by Brigitt Maag and could be seen in Orlando Furioso, the Gotthard opening ceremony and Die Akte Zwingli, by Volker Hesse. He toured Switzerland and Germany with the physical theater piece "Gestrandet" by the Wal Company. Since 2019 he is part of the "Program Group Theater" at Theater am Gleis in Winterthur and creates lighting concepts for theater and dance pieces. His work as a freelance theater maker leads him regularly back to Eastern Switzerland, w.e.g. Fabriggli Buchs SG, TheaterLenz, Grabenhalle St. Gallen. In 2019 he founded the association for lost objects and brought the first play "ZORA" on stage in 2020. He was part of the working group of the two-part thematic residency Re-position your practice, directed by Sally de Kunst and Matthias Bremgartner (MGB).