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  • ITI - Preis 2017, Preisträgerin Yael Ronen. Foto: Yuka Niwayama

  • Theater der Welt 2017 in Hamburg. ITI in the Box, Foto: Jeannette Franke

  • Theater der Welt 2017 - Lady Eats Apple. Foto: Krafft Angerer

  • Theater der Welt 2017 - Du désir d'horizons, Salia Sanou. Foto: Laurent Philippe

  • Theater der Welt 2017 - Sanctuary, Brett Bailey. Foto: Kerstin Behrendt

  • Theaterpreis des Bundes 2017, Theater der Altmark, Stendal. Foto: Sabina Sabovic

P23°E - From Difference to Difference

The roles of self-image and outside perception in Eastern European Theatre

  • September 29th, 2017
  • 8pm - open end

Public event at the International Theatre Institute Germany, Kunstquartier Bethanien, Mariannenplatz 2, 10997 Berlin.


If you want to participate please, register with  passage23[at] until September 15th.

ITI World Congress in Segovia

From 14 to 22 July 2017 Segovia in Spain will be the world capital for the performing arts in holding the 35th ITI World Congress.

During a three-day Congress Prologue students are presenting the work at the Student Festival (14 to 16 July). During the main Congress (17 to 22 July), the delegates of ITI are discussing, coordinating and planning the next period of ITI, choosing their leaders, accepting the future plans and setting an accent on what is most important for the development of their organization. A multitude of workshops, presentations, keynote speeches and performances are enriching the Congress for all participants. Part of the Congress is the International Dance Symposium, intended to strengthen dance in ITI. An Open Space is dedicated to the artistic nature of ITI. An ITI Centres Speed Dating should bring the main members of ITI, the Centres, in close collaboration all over the world. A strong accent has been set on Young Practitioners. All the Congress partners are working together to make this event a most memorable event (Tobias Biancone, Director General ITI).


Theater der Welt came back to Hamburg for the first time since 1989.

‘Theater der Welt 2017’ presents 45 productions from across the globe. Artists from every continent are invited to Hamburg – artists whose original and influential signature works push forward the development of performing arts and highlight the spectrum of international theatrical development: drama, performance, dance, literature, but also the crossover with visual arts, film and music. Collaborations with other Hamburg artists expand the programme and integrate Hamburg’s international cultural scene.


Hamburg lives off the harbour and it lives alongside the harbour. ‘Theater der Welt 2017’ takes the harbour as an inspiration and as a venue. The harbour is a gigantic marketplace for international trade, it’s the site of arrivals and departures and also a place loaded with poetic significance: a place for welcomes and farewells, for wanderlust and home sickness, for awakenings and the joy of discovery, for births and deaths – with water as the source of all life.

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ITI Action Committee For Artists Rights

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

Theaterpreis des Bundes 2017

Monika Grütters hat im Theater der Altmark Stendal die Preisträger ausgezeichnet.

Wir freuen uns für: das Theater Naumburg, die Theater und Philharmonie Thüringen in Gera und Altenburg, das Lichthof Theater in Hamburg, das tanzhaus nrw in Düsseldorf, das E.T.A. Hoffmann Theater in Bamberg, das tjg theater junge generation in Dresden und die Sophiensaele und die Schaubude in Berlin.

Nährere Informationen zur Verleihung, Fotos, Jurybegründungen und den Ablauf des Symposiums finden Sie  hier.


New perfomances of funded projects

Change of Scene, a funding programme of the Robert Bosch Stiftung in partnership with the German centre of the ITI, supports the cooperation between a theatre or an independent theatre company from Germany, Austria or Switzerland with artists from either Central, Eastern and Southeastern Europe or North Africa. 

Upcoming shows of funded projects:
Convakatary Konak by God's Entertainment at  Kampnagel, 10 - 12 Oct 2017
Ziganiada - A roma epic artistic circus at  Heimathafen Neukölln, from 6 Oct 2017

Further information and all upcoming events  here

Translators’ Workshop Mülheim

„Building bridges for a dialogue between cultures“

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

The mobility information portal for international artists.

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.