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  • Save the Date: THEATER DER WELT May 25 to June 11, 2017

  • Verständigung // Understanding. ITI Germany's 60th anniversary celebration, 26 November 2015, Academy of Arts, Berlin

  • ITI Annual Conference Berlin, 2016 (Photo Anna Rozkosny)

  • Theater der Welt 2017 in Hamburg. Baakenhafen, Photo: ITI

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German ITI Prize 2017 awarded to Yael Ronen

Yael Ronen will be awarded this year’s International Theatre Institute (German Centre) Prize.

"In her pieces, Yael Ronen treads,” as Joachim Lux, president of the German centre, stated, “the mined territory of intercultural conflicts. And how! Her works are playful, unselfconscious, light, non-ideological, never overly moral nor politically correct. This rarely exists in German theatre. And that in the context of an issue in which you can generally only make mistakes? With an unerring directness and humour, Yael Ronen is only interested in life itself, in all its contradictions and in nothing else – and in this way, she performs her way into the audience’s heart.” more

THEATER DER WELT 2020 nach Düsseldorf

Wilfried Schulz, Generalintendant D'haus (Foto: Thomas Rabsch)

Das deutsche Zentrum des Internationalen Theaterinstituts (ITI) vergibt sein Festival Theater der Welt für 2020 an die Stadt Düsseldorf und das Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus.

Angesichts einer Reihe starker Bewerbungen wurden intensive Gespräche und Hearings mit den künstlerisch verantwortlichen Theaterleitern geführt. Auf seiner gestrigen Sitzung entschied sich der Vorstand des ITI für die Konzeption des Teams um Wilfried Schulz.



The German ITI centre organizes together with the Hamburg based performance group  geheimagentur (secret agency) "ACCESS POINTS – the Right to Sea”. For more information on workshop and symposium program click  here. Ready to sign up? Register via mail: projekt2(at) From monday onwards drop-ins possible, from 11 am at African Terminal.


ITI Action Committee For Artists Rights

Theaterpreis des Bundes 2017


For the second time, the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media in cooperation with the ITI offers the “Theaterpreis des Bundes” as an acknowledgement for exceptional performances of small and middle size municipal theatres in Germany.


The new co-operation projects in the performing arts between theatres and independent theatre groups in the German-speaking region and partners from North Africa or Eastern Europe have been chosen.  more

Mime Centrum Berlin

The MCB, a permanent project of the German ITI centre, is an open place of production, training, cooperation and international exchange. Its  media library offers access to an extensive documentation on dance and theater.  more

International Translators’ Workshop Mülheim

„Building bridges for a dialogue between cultures“ - Participants from eleven different countries have been selected


The ITI Germany and the festival “Stücke” have been inviting translators and theatre experts to the international translators’ workshop in Mülheim since 1985, an event that, as of now, is no longer going to be held biannually but on an annual basis. The announcement was made by the Head of the German ITI, Thomas Engel, in the light of the introduction of this year’s “Stücke” programme.

The participants of the international translators’ workshop 2017, from May 12th to 21st, are: more

ITI Translators' Workshop

Information portal

Touring Artists is a digital information platform which provides answers to questions regarding international mobility for artists and persons engaged in the cultural sector in Germany as well as those who want to work in Germany. ( more)

The new “ Refugees welcome” section provides information, tips, and experience-based knowledge geared towards refugee artists in Germany as well as people engaged in the arts and cultural sector in Germany who (would like to) work with refugees.