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Im Rahmen des Theaterpreis des Bundes


Pleasures and Politics of Cooperation – Kooperationen gestalten und verhandeln




Accompanying the Federal Theater Prize 2023, the symposium will discuss the transformative potential of cooperative forms of work on a national and international level. What effects can medium- and long-term cooperations have for the establishment of sustainability, eye level and multiperspectivity - and what challenges do they bring with them? To what extent do these parameters foster new aesthetic and organizational forms of work?

Video-Dokumentation Symposium, 11.10.2023, Haus der Berliner Festspiele


Arrival & Accreditation

Welcome & program introduction

Discussion with the winners of the 5th Federal Theater Award with a focus on the medium- and long-term cooperation projects of the theaters
Hannah Baumann, Theaterhaus Jena
Wagner Carvalho, Ballhaus Naunynstraße
Anne-Cathrin Lessel, LOFFT - DAS THEATER
Anke Politz, Chamäleon Theater Berlin

Moderation: Janis El Bira

Short break

Discussion Rounds: Exchange, deepening & discourse

Networks & Alliances: How can networks work and to what extent do coalitions foster collaborative forms of work?
United Networks/Verbindungen fördern: Ming Poon & Yvette Robertson
FESTIVALFRIENDS/Verbindungen fördern: Silvia Werner
Moderation: Caroline Galvis

Science and theater: How can research and art encourage each other and enter into a sustainable relationship?
FUNDUS THEATER Hamburg: Sibylle Peters
"Theater of Augmented Realities: Dr. Jonathan Harth
Moderation: Dr. Theresa Schütz

Theatre & grassroots initiatives: How can collaborations between theaters and civil society organisations promote open discourse and strengthen self-organized groups?
Plan A, State Theater Augsburg: Nicole Scheiderbauer
Silent University Ruhr: Dr. Bridget Fonkeu
Moderation: Malin Nagel

Lunch break

Pleasures & conflicts with international cooperations: How can we make it work?
Sophia Stepf (Flinn Works)
Akira Takayama (Director)
Abhishek Thapar (Theatre maker, performer)
Gitte Zschoch (ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen)

Moderation: AC Coppens

Summary & Perspectives


Practical information & accessibility

  • Accessibility


    The venue is the Rangfoyer in the Haus der Berliner Festspiele, Schaperstraße 24, 10719 Berlin. Barrier-free access is possible via an elevator. Wheelchair accessible unisex toilets are available on the first floor.


  • Language


    The symposium will be held in German and English spoken language with simultaneous translation. There will also be working sessions in German and English. More information will be provided soon in the program schedule.

  • Child care

    Child care

    After prior registration via the registration form, childcare is available from 12am to 5pm.


We try to make the event as barrier-free and accessible as possible. If you have any special needs or questions in this regard, please contact us at theaterpreis@iti-germany.de.

The Federal Theatre Prize is awarded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. The project management organisation is the Zentrum Bundesrepublik Deutschland des Internationalen Theaterinstituts e.V. (ITI) in cooperation with the Fonds Darstellende Künste e.V.; Livestream in cooperation with nachtkritik.de.