Selected presentation for
IETM Berlin, 2010



Concept & Artistic Production:
Brina Stinehelfer/Per Aspera Productions

Created by:
Brina Stinehelfer, Justin Beard

Technical Direction:
Nikolaus Schneider

Performed in collaboration with:



06.03.2010 HAU2 / Berlin, Germany
17.04.2010 K44 / Berlin, Germany

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The interactive workshop „How to Manipulate Others and Get What You Want from Every Situation Every Time“ teaches you how to coerce, convince, and influence other people to do what you want, and get what you want out of every situation, every time. A funny and disturbing look at modernized trends in human interaction.


“I am a Life Leader
I have the power to control my life
It is my duty and my right to use other people to pave the road to success
Because I am a Life Leader
And I am Playing to Win!”
Playing with the genre of self improvement workshops , various means of manipulation, such as sex, violence, and love are demonstrated, using lecture style power point presentations, and interactive demonstrations with the audience.
Fun, funny, yet often hard hitting and occasionally disturbing, Playing to Win brings the reality of commonplace manipulation to the forefront.  We are all guilty of it, and victims of it.  You are already playing the game.  Why not play it to win?