Theater an der Parkaue (Berlin)
THEATER AN DER PARKAUE is a repertory theatre for children and young people, devoted to discovering the variety of modern theatre and presenting a vast range of aesthetics to audiences aged five to twenty. Although we focus mainly on “classic” theatre plays we also stage alternative performances such as documentation theatre, performance theatre and dance, as well as projects in which theatre emerges from an exchange of different forms of art and media.
In addition to our theatre productions we offer a multifaceted theatre education program designed to introduce the art of theatre to young people. For the theatre direction it is of great importance to have projects that relate to the life, ideas, opinions and interests of children and young people. For this reason children and adolescents are not only important as an audience but are also requested to become active participants and protagonists in a wide variety of projects supervised by theatre experts who teach them how to gather material on certain topics and translate it into art. With this end in mind the participants learn theatre techniques and research methods. This special form of education focuses on aesthetic research. The main idea is to consider artistic education as an art in itself which is conveyed through a variety of projects for instance in the theatre clubs and the WINTERAKADEMIE.
Interkulturelle Theaterzentrum Itz e.V. (Berlin)
ItzBerlin e.V. is acting mainly with young people (10-16) with multicultural and migration background in collaboration with schools (Kepler Schule, Adolf Reichwein Schule, Albert Einstein Gymnasium, Herman Nohl Schule, Loewenzahn Schule), multicultural associations such as TDZ (tuerkisch deutsches Zentrum), RoMa-Trial e.V., Vincentino Foundation, etc. We are part of a local network for cultural activities called Kulturnetzwerk Neukoelln. Our main interest is to cross borders, generational borders, borders of language, discipline, genre, social borders. We are offering a wide range of activities: from theatre workshops, dance workshops, but also productions of contemporary playwrights, readings, up to concerts, open mike sessions, common meals with discussions or construction workshops, public gardening, cinema projections. Heart of the Itz activities is the “Jugendtheaterwerkstatt Neukoelln” financed by the Bundesamt for Migration and Refuges, BAMF, which is acting in the “Hauser”, our project room at the Esperantoplatz.