Me and You

for children ages 5 and up


Ziggy and Doodle are opposites. While Doodle enjoys playing and is curious about the world, Ziggy is constantly afraid of everything. He believes that a stone could fall on his head at any minute. And so the two begin to build walls around themselves, in order to be safe, which eventually leads to a test on their friendship.

ME AND YOU is Ingeborg von Zadow´s often performed first play. It is built on a basic existential situation, like a parabel, that can easily be understood by children and adults alike.

Original German Title

Ich und Du

2 women or 2 men



German (Original), Hebrew, Polish, Russian, Sinhala, Turkish

Theater Nordhausen, Febuary 26,1993, Directed by Peter Fischer

Further productions (selection)
Württembergische Landesbühne Esslingen, Landesbühne Niedersachsen-Nord Wilhelmshaven, Theater der Stadt Heidelberg, Theater in der Tonne Reutlingen, Teatr Dramatyczny W Legnicy Polen, Mittelsächsisches Theater Freiberg, Theateratelier Bleichstraße Offenbach, Städtische Bühnen Osnabrück, Horizont Theater Köln, Brandenburger Theater, Festival in Haifa Israel, Theater der Jungen Welt Leipzig, Burghofbühne Dinslaken, Neue Bühne Senftenberg, Hans-Otto-Theater Potsdam, mainfranken theater würzburg, Staatstheater Oldenburg, Tristans Kompagnons Nürnberg, Theater Katerland Winterthur Schweiz, Black Box Theater Colombo Sri Lanka, Staatstheater Ankara, Türkei, Theater Überzwerg Saarbrücken, P.ART Danzig, Polen, Teatr Magiczny, Warschau, Polen, Teatrul Radical, Republik Moldau, Landesbühnen Sachsen Radebeul


Childrens Theater of the Month May 1998, Horizont Theater Köln, Regie Volker Hein

Lobende Erwähnung beim Kindertheaterfestival in Haifa, Israel, 1997, Regie Aryeh Eldar

Nominated for the Theater Prize of Cologne 1996, Horizont Theater Köln, Regie Volker Hein

Part of the Ingeborg von Zadow-Werkschau beim Triangel-Festival am Stadttheater Konstanz, 1997, Brandenburger Theater, Inszenierung Heike Langensiepen

​Performance Rights
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Published in (German Original)
Ingeborg von Zadow: "Ich und Du", Sechs Theaterstücke für Kinder, Verlag der Autoren,
ISBN 978-3-88661-354-0, Buchverlag der Autoren

Photo Rights
The photos of ME AND YOU (Ich und Du) are made available with the permission of
Landesbühnen Sachsen at Radebeul, © Rene Jungnickel, 2019.


Director Armin Peterka, Scene Design Nora Schruth, Puppets Alina Illgen, Dramaturg Annekathrin Handschuh.
With Kora Tscherning.

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