Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre / Green Ambassadors

The Forum Ecological Sustainability of Theatertreffen was created as a space for theatre makers to educate themselves and develop networks for issues of sustainable cultural production.

The Forum Ecological Sustainability provides stakeholders and institutions within the German-language theatre sector with a space to exchange ideas about sustainable cultural work. Representatives of the theatres and production houses nominated for the festival’s selection of 10 productions act as Green Ambassadors, taking part in networking events and workshops. They will discuss approaches and challenges of sustainable theatre work together and develop strategies and projects towards ecologically sustainable cultural production.

Within the framework of Theatertreffen and in cooperation with the action network “Nachhaltigkeit in Kultur und Medien”, the pilot project Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre will take place for the first time. The aim of this series of events is to actively develop a long-term network for issues of sustainability in the theatre and to connect with already existing initiatives. Theatertreffen would like to serve as a dialogue platform and to repeat this format annually.

Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre
Coordination: Katharina Fritzsche
+49 30 25489 208

Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre 2021

The 1st Forum Ecological Sustainability in the Theatre was launched on 13 April 2021 with a digital inaugural meeting. Eight theatres and production houses delegated their representatives from a wide range of departments. A total of 15 Green Ambassadors exchanged their theatres’ approaches to ecological sustainability and discussed opportunities and challenges of a sustainable theatre for the future. During an inspiring conversation, needs for support were identified and specific requests for more in-depth follow-ups were formulated. In the autumn of 2021, a scheduled analogue workshop programme will be dedicated to an intense analysis of these suggestions.

The 2021 Green Ambassadors represent the following theatres, production houses, cultural agencies and collectives:

Ballhaus Ost

Bayerisches Staatsschauspiel / Residenztheater

Burgtheater Wien

Deutsches SchauSpielHaus Hamburg

Deutsches Theater Berlin

Gob Squad Arts Collective

HAU Hebbel am Ufer

Rat & Tat Kulturbüro

Schauspielhaus Zürich