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Burning Issues x Theatertreffen 2022


On the first day of the two-day conference, keynotes and talks will focus on change management in relation to more equality and diversity.

Glitter wig against an orange background

Anica Happich for Burning Issues, image detail

© Rebecca Rütten

  • 6 h
  • In German and English

Past Dates

Available as  Video on Demand in the Media Library

Host: Dr Dr Daniele Daude Music and theatre scholar, dramaturg
Moderation: Dagmar Dangereux Granddame, Diva & Queen of the Hearts, Lisan Lantin Actor, coach

From 10:00
Mobile artistic intervention
Nomadic Voices
A roaming vocal performance by Wael Sami Elkholy. The monologues and songs present a performative itinerant act where the solo singer radiates possibilities of healing, inhabiting the space of the Akademie der Künste, and crossing borders/divisions.

Wael Sami Elkholy Composer, singer and performer

10:00 – 10:45
Opening and Words of Welcome

Claudia Roth Minister of State for Culture and the Media (video greetings)
Nora Amin Curator International Theatre Institute (ITI Center Germany)
Nicola Bramkamp Initiator Burning Issues and director SAVE THE WORLD e.V.
Yvonne Büdenhölzer Director Theatertreffen and President International Theatre Institute (ITI Center Germany)
Nele Hertling Director Performing Arts Section of Akademie der Künste

10:45 – 11:30
Keynote with Q & A
Two Perspectives, One Utopia
An exchange of words about equality and diversity – on a stony but fertile route – hoping for a time of fairness to come. Alrun Hofert and Sonja Anders both work at Schauspiel Hannover, the former as an actor, the latter as artistic director. They exchange their experiences of processes within their own theatre but also with politics and theatre-related organisations.

Sonja Anders Artistic director Schauspiel Hannover
Alrun Hofert Activist and actor Schauspiel Hannover

Lunch Break

13:00 – 14:15
Keynote & panel with Q & A
Transforming the Theatre
How can performing arts institutions reinvent themselves for the future beyond hierarchies, economic dominance and patriarchal models of management and leadership? What opportunities are there for further training and personal development? And who can actually contribute to effective change? Before we expand the conversation, Amelie Deuflhard and Christina Barandun provide some insights from the practical process of managing change at Kampnagel.

Keynote with
Christina Barandun Trainer and coach
Amelie Deuflhard Artistic director Kampnagel

Panel with
Christina Barandun Organisational development
Nicola Bramkamp Conference Initiator and artistic director SAVE THE WORLD e.V.
Amelie Deuflhard Artistic director Kampnagel
Jörg Pohl Member of the directorate and actor Theater Basel
Bárbara Santos Expert in feminist theatre of the oppressed, theoretician, author, performer, theatre director
Moderation: Susanne Burkhardt Editor, author and moderator Deutschlandfunk Kultur 

Coffee Break

15:00 – 15:45
Keynote with Q & A
Managing Diversity
Idil Efe gives some impressions of her work as a 360° agent at Stadtmuseum Berlin and shares some of her experiences as a diversity manager. She reveals where there is still a shortage of current structures and what fundamental work still needs to be done.

Idil Efe 360° Agent, Stadtmuseum Berlin

Ein Projekt von Save the world In Zusammenarbeit mit der Akademie der Künste und dem Internationalem Theaterinstitut    
Gefördert durch Neustart Kultur, Fonds Darstellende Künste, GVL und Rudolf-Augstein-Stiftung