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International Forum

International Forum of Absence

International Forum of Absence

Which theatre experience has impressed you the most? Which artist would you like to have a drink with? What are the political issues that you and your city are dealing with right now? What will the message in a bottle say that you will leave for your post-Covid-you from the times of the pandemic?

Due to the current situation, the artists of the International Forum will not be able to join Theatertreffen from all over the world. So we asked them to send us a three-act-play as a video message in English. They give an impression of their artistic practice and tell us what effect the current situation is having on their art – wherever they may be right now.

The participating artists are solely responsible for the content of the videos.


Nada Abdelwahab Cairo, Egypt
Golschan Ahmad-Haschemi Hanover, Germany
ADUKE Aladekomo Lagos, Nigeria
Chipo Precious Basopo Harare, Zimbabwe
Rodrigo Batista Amsterdam, Netherlands
Shrunga B.V Bangalore, India
Jen (Jennifer) Carss Leeds, England
Hend Elbalouty Cologne, Germany
Marten Flegel Leipzig, Germany
Anja Kerschkewicz Hamburg, Germany
Mbene Mbunga Mwambene Bern, Switzerland
Thorben Meißner Jena, Germany
Milena Michalek Vienna, Austria
Ameen Mokdad Baghdad, Iraq
Jasmina Musić Cologne, Germany
Matthias Nebel Berlin, Germany
Didacienne Nibagwire Kigali, Rwanda
Pathipon (Miss Oat) Bangkok, Thailand
Hendrik Quast Berlin, Germany
Silvia Rigon Milan, Italy
Myrto Sarma Athens, Greece
Lukas Schädler Senftenberg, Germany
Jamin Shin Seoul, South Korea
Maria Ursprung Bern, Switzerland
Urvi Vora New Delhi, India

The International Forum takes place in cooperation with Goethe-Institut and the Swiss Cultural Foundation Pro Helvetia and is supported by the German Stage Association. Logo des Goethe Instituts Pro Helvetia, Schweizer Kulturstiftung Logo Deutscher Bühnenverein

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