Theatres and theatre groups all over Germany have adopted a position in the current debate surrounding refugees in Europe. The boundaries between art, political activism and social work are often blurry here: are the refugees being helped through theatre – or are the refugees helping to give a new meaning to theatre? Does dealing with this issue always have to involve stories about fleeing – or is it also about allowing other perspectives and aesthetics onto the stage? Can we observe any interactions between the artistic and social aspects of the issue?
On the occasion of the 20-year anniversary of the LOT Theatre, the Landesverband der Freien Theater in Niedersachsen (LaFT – Regional Association of Independent Theatres in Lower Saxony), the LOT Theatre and the Festival Theaterformen would like to invite you to a panel discussion.
With Anis Hamdoun, a theatre-maker from Syria, who has been living in Germany since 2013, Omar Abusaada, a director in Damascus, GRINS e.V. Braunschweig, a pedagogical theatre project for people with and without experience of being refugees, and Paula Hildebrandt, coordinator of the “Performing Citizenship” Graduate Centre at the HafenCity University Hamburg
Moderated by cultural journalist Dorothea Marcus
Haus der Braunschweigischen Stiftungen
LanguageEnglish with German translation