ITI - Germany
German Centre Of The International Theatre Institute
  • Das ITI unterstützt die Ziele der Aktionstage der VIELEN am 08. und 09. Mai 2020 (Foto: Maxim Wittenbecher).

  • DIE VIELEN rufen auf zu glänzenden Aktionstagen am 08. und 09. Mai 2020

  • Die Träger des ITI-Preises seit 2014 (Fotos: Phile Deprez, Judith Buss, privat, Esra Rotthoff).

  • Diskussionabend im ITI zur Bedeutung der Pantomime in der historischen Spätphase der DDR. (Foto: Elena Ferri)

  • Das ITI lud zu einem Abend über die Frühzeit der Tanzfabrik Berlin in seine Räume. (Foto: ITI/Michel Barre).

  • „Jessica and me“: Tanztheatersolo mit Cristiana Morganti bei der euro-scene Leipzig 2019 (Foto: Claudia Kempf)

  • In Nürnberg trafen sich DIE VIELEN jetzt zu ihrem ersten Ratschlag. (Foto: Michael Lyra)

  • „Das Lackballett“ vom Theater der Klänge (Düsseldorf), Tanzstück nach Oskar Schlemmer bei der euro-scene Leipzig 2019 (Foto: Thomas von der Heiden)

  • Mit “(…..) Ein Stück, dem es scheißegal ist, dass sein Titel vage ist“ war Jetse Batelaan, ITI-Preisträger 2020, bei der Ruhrtriennale 2019. (Foto: Kurt van der Elst)

  • Festival des antiken griechischen Dramas auf Zypern 2020

  • Der 25. Oktober ist von Opera Europa, OPERA America und Ópera Latinoamérica zum Welt-Opern-Tag erkoren worden.

  • Uraufführung von „Jin Jiyan – Der Aufbruch“ von Anina Jendreyko am Theater Krefeld-Mönchengladbach (April 2019), Foto: Matthias Stutte

ITI General Assembly Special Edition 2020

For five days, 150 delegates from ITI Centres, Committees , Working Groups and Forums from more than 50 countries on all continents joined together via Zoom for over three hours every day to report and to listen to each other about what is happening in theatres around the world despite Corona. An unprecedented effort in the history of the ITI that gave a strong impulse of togetherness and hope to the entire network. ITI Germany had his presentation on day 4 (from minute 27). On the same day was the presentation of the Artists Rights Committee ACAR coordinated by the German Centre (from 02:30). The recordings of all congress days are now available online:

Congress Site

Call for Programm Directorship Theater der Welt 2023

ITI Festival Theater der Welt 2023 in Offenbach and Frankfurt/Main (29 June to 16 July 2023) is searching internationally for a Programme Directorate. Applications can be submitted from now until 31 January 2021. Detailed guidelines and application forms are available on the Theater der Welt 2023 preview page.

Applications from individuals as well as applications from teams of two and groups that already exist or are coming together for this purpose are possible and applications from international, non-European contexts are explicitly welcome. 

Call (german)

Call (english)

Translating Theatre – 22nd International Workshop Mülheim

Application deadline extended:

ITI Germany, in cooperation with the Mülheimer Theatertage “Stücke 2021” and supported by the Goethe - Institut, invites translators of German-language drama to submit their applications for the next international workshop TRANSLATING THEATRE. The workshop will take place from 21 - 30 May 2021 and is aimed at professional drama translators from all over the world, who translate from German into their native language and have close working relationships to the theatres in their countries. In addition to concrete work on the translation of dramatic texts, a two-day focus on writing and theatre practice with the Indian theatre maker and author Kamal Pruthi will be offered.   
New application deadline: 31 January 2021. More Info

Dresden Declaration sets out conclusions from the first European Theatre Forum

The Dresden Declaration marked the end of the first European Theatre Forum on November 13, which brought together over 150 participants and guests in online forums for three days and was followed by thousands of viewers worldwide via live stream.

The Declaration describes the special role and value of theater and the performing arts in Europe, emphasizes the need for a pan-European approach to this field and proposes eight practical measures, covering working conditions for theater artists*, artistic freedom and international cooperation in the context of an ecological sustainability strategy.

The Declaration has been signed by 12 European and international networks of theaters and performing arts, including the ITI as a member of the initiative group. The cooperation invested in the development of the Forum program in recent months will be continued.

Read the full Declaration.


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- Livestream to Discussion on Theater der Welt 2021 and 2023 -

The members of the German ITI centre met in an online conference to exchange views on the perspectives of international theatre work. What are the future challenges for transnational cooperation with the existing global inequalities of access and opportunity for artistic creation drastically increasing, currently? Nora Amin, curator of the ITI annual conference HYBRIDITY AND EQUALITY?, which will take place in Düsseldorf in 2021, gave a brief insight into her conceptual approach. In a panel discussion, Vice President Martine Dennewald spoke with Stefan Schmidtke, curator of the ITI festival Theater der Welt 2021 in Düsseldorf, as well as with the brains behind the 2023 edition of Theater der Welt in Frankfurt/Offenbach: Matthias Pees (Künstlerhaus Mousonturm), Anselm Weber (Schauspiel Frankfurt) and Matthias Wagner K (Museum Angewandte Kunst), who presented their concept in view of the socio-economic conditions in both cities, questions of sustainability and thoughts on an innovative curatorial model. From the 2021 Theater der Welt programme, the following video statements were added: from South Africa Lara Foot, director of the Baxter Theatre Centre, from Canada Nadia Ross, STO /UNION Company, and from Australia Bruce Gladwin, director of the group Back to Back Theatre.

The recording of the panel discussion can be watched here from today.

Media Library for dance and theatre

Our media library offers access to an extensive documentation on dance and theater, theatre training and cultural education from Germany and abroad. We are hosting also the archive of Music Theatre Now. The videos are accessible free of costs via 6 viewing stations. Opening hours: Mon-Fri 10.00-17.00. Please contact us for requests regarding our holdings.

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