Programm + Tickets:
Theaterwerkstatt Hannover. Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy – For Heavens Sake, Icarus! Foto © Private
Theater Bielefeld. Kultura Medialna. Egons “Zee” Upitis – Divided Together, Foto © Private
Alexander Paulick. Adel Abdel Wahab – Musik für unaufführbares Theater, Foto © Melina Pafundi
LIGNA. informbureau – Rausch und Zorn. Studien zum autoritären Charakter, Foto © Anja Beutler
Mindj Panther, Foto © Drago Palavra
andcompany&Co. iNViSiBLE REPUBLiC – Summer in Sofia 1968, Foto © Kathrin Krottenthaler
Nicoleta Esinencu. Theater Rampe – WHO RUN THE WORLD, Foto ©: Ronny Schönebaum
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New topics

As of 2020 the Robert Bosch Stiftung focuses on four new topics in the area of international relations:

Conflict, Climate Change, and Migration. The Foundation also has the mandate to explore the topic of Inequality.

By the end of the year 2019, the foundation will provide further information on the strategic objectives and activities in the new topics on their website. Operational activities and grant making will start in January 2020.


Premiere in Krakow (June 14 – 16, 2019), Berlin (June 21+ 22) and Mülheim (June 29)
How has the present become what it is?
Kainkollektiv and the Teatr Nowy Krakow set out on a search to create a panorama of past futures and future pasts.

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XCHANGES Hamburg, May 16 – 18

About 100 theatre artists and arts managers got together for the festival and network meeting XCHANGES from May 16 to 18, 2019 in Hamburg for the conclusion of the programme Szenenwechsel. In coproduction with  kampnagel and supported by the Robert Bosch Stiftung the ITI organised a three-day-festival with six international performances and exchange formats, such as work groups, panels and workshops.

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Current Calls

Two calls for proposals are open:
The Goethe-Institut Goethe continues to offer its international co-production fund, supporting cultural exchanges, and the i-Portunus pilot project has been launched, testing different approaches to short-term mobility between European countries.

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dialogue on difference – in Alexandria, Kairo und Wien

In April 2019 Claudia Bosse and Abdalla Daif present their performance dialogue on difference as part of two festivals in Egypt – theater is a must in Alexandria and d-caf/downtown in Cairo. The work was developed during several research phases in Alexandria, Cairo and Vienna and is a performative dialogue in Englisch, Arabic and German about the construction of gender, ideologies and subjectivities in different realities and different geopolitical environments.

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Icarus in Egypt

theaterwerkstatt hannover presents the Germany premiere of For Heaven’s Sake, Icarus directed by Ahmed Ezzat Elalfy performed in Arabic (with German translation).

Please not that though two members of the Egyptian team were not granted visas the performances will be adopted and nevertheless take place. Please find the press release (in German) here PM_Icarus

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God’s Entertainment: CONVAKATARY KONAK

As part of the festival Politik im freien Theater in Munich 3. / 5. / 8. november:
GOD’S ENTERTAINMENT will turn the theater space into a KONAK (Turkish: residence) of numerous peoples and confessions: a bubbling meeting space where not just the paths but also the swords of the Occident and Orient cross.


Beyoncé’s song RUN THE WORLD (GIRLS) is the starting point for the theatre project WHO RUN THE WORLD. Author and theatre director Nicoleta Esinencu from Chisinau and her German colleague Marie Bues from Stuttgart examine the situation of women in Moldova and Germany, in Eastern and Western Europe. Where are we now after 100 years of feminist movement?
(Foto: Ronny Schönebaum)

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