TT Context – Future of the City Theatre

Which Political Strategies Does the Theatre Need?

  • 1 h 30 min, without interval
  • In German with English translation

Past Dates

Following the unfortunate attempt to appoint a new artistic director for Schauspiel Köln, there was no dearth of criticism. In the newspaper Kölner Stadt-Anzeiger, writer Navid Kermani described the finding process as a “humiliation for the city” and accused the political decision makers of irresponsible behaviour. An open letter demanded that those in charge pay more attention to greater transparency, artistic quality and a contemporary discourse. What are the political motives behind the decisions? Which criteria are the processes of appointing artistic directors based on?


Silvia Fehrmann Head of Berliner Künstlerprogramm des DAAD, Rat für die Künste Berlin
Marc Gegenfurtner Head of the Dramatic Arts Department, Kulturreferat München
Veronica Kaup-Hasler Executive City Councillor for Culture and Science, City of Vienna
Dorothea Marcus Cultural Journalist, TT jury
Barbara Mundel designated Artistic Director Münchner Kammerspiele

Barbara Burckhardt Moderation

In collaboration with Rat für die Künste.