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Apparatus and Anarchy

The city theatre as a learning institution

Apparatus and Anarchy

Available until 12/31/2031
3:30:00 PM
Live stream
20 min
In German with simultaneous translation into English

About This Lecture

When the topic of publically funded theatres is discussed, the current (self-)critical focus seems to be on the heated debate around the distribution of leadership and power, and the efforts to make changes. Nobody wants things to get “back to normal”. But art and democracy, so it is said, don’t go together. And isn’t the controlling, transgressive artistic director always the problem? In her impulse lecture, Anna Volkland turns the question around: Why are examples of different forms of organisation and ways of working in the theatre forgotten so quickly? What exactly did we mean when we said that the way of making theatre itself is political?


Anna Volkland Dramaturg

This event is a part of the theme day “Practice What You Preach”.

Apparatus and Anarchy (in German)

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