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Open Call

Theatre in times of crisis

How can we give back a voice and agenda to all those who have been deprived of it in the course of the rise of the Western idea of civilization, modernism and progress? How can the climate catastrophe, with all its floods, storms and droughts, its displaced people, refugees and extinct people, be brought to the stage? What songs and dances, languages and chants do we need that are hurled, sung and carried from the hearts, from the theaters, from the windows onto the streets and squares, into the plenary halls?

From 29.01. – 11.02.2024, we want to address these topics together, relate to each other and explore old and new knowledge through the means of theater.


Theme 2024: bodenlos // losing ground


All this in a co-laboratory, set up here at the kulturgelände protagon in Frankfurt, where we will spend two weeks training and rehearsing, discussing and researching, making music and listening, peeling potatoes and cleaning the bathroom. Analog and in a safe space, because here everything we need to live is united in one place: rehearsal stage, dance studio, workshops, accommodation, and above all: community.


Workshops, performances, talks, lectures, film evenings, exhibitions and much more are inviting, want to be experienced and, above all, want to be shaped.

We are looking for you – your questions, your ideas, your creative power. If you would like to take part, please send us an e-mail with a few details about yourself: Who are you? Why do you want to be part of it? What questions move you and – possible, but not necessary – do you have a specific contribution in mind for the Winterwerft?

The co-laboratory is open to everyone: previous experience in one of the above-mentioned areas is an advantage, but more important is a willingness and interest in dealing with the topics of the laboratory and living together as a community.


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When: 29.01.-11.02.2024

Where: Frankfurt am Main, Kulturgelände protagon.


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