Academy for the future

Wednesday, 15 June 2022

  • 17:30 - 19:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #1

    A speed lecture by psychologist and author Adrienne Goehler        
    English simultaneous translation
    In English
    In the light of globalization and internationalization, international exchange is now central to the mission of many theatre schools. It is thought to be a worthwhile investment, providing a base of new knowledge, experiences and perspectives. What form does international cooperation take today and how can it be broadened? How can the ability of art to transcend boarders help us overcome the borders and divides of our material and imagined world?  How do questions of sustainability and the growth of technology change the way we perceive a global world? Does our global outlook still make sense in a more diverse and open society, particularly in cities?
    Moderation: Harald Wolff Dramaturg, Chairman Dramaturgische Gesellschaft
    With: Daphne Ebner dramaturg, international relations officer at the Theaterakademie August Everding, Max Koltai acting student, student representative E:UTSA, Christoph Lepschy dramaturg, professor of dramaturgy Mozarteum, Beata Szczucińska chancellor of the Aleksander-Zelwerowicz-Theaterakademie Warsaw, theater scholar, cultural manager, Manolis Tsipos DasArts-Coach, Lázló Upor dramaturg, translator, teacher
  • 20:30 - 22:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #2
    A speed lecture by psychologist Jennifer Gunkel
    English simultaneous translation

    English simultaneous translation
    August Everding Theater Academy alumni discuss their first experiences in the theatre after graduation. Were they sufficiently prepared for life as theater professionals? Have they found gaps between their training and what their job requires? What would they recommend be done differently when training future professionals in their field?
    Moderation: Dorte Lena Eilers, Professor of Cultural Journalism at the University of Music and Theater Munich and at the Theaterakademie August Everding, cultural journalist and editor.
    With: Demjan Duran director, Jana Gmelin dramaturg Zimmertheater Tübingen, Danae Kontora Soprano, Antonia Tretter dramaturg, theater scientist, Nico Fethi Türksever actor, Patrizia Unger musical performer Salzburger Landestheater 


Thursday, 16 June 2022

  • 10:30 - 12:00

    Despite the dramatic impact of climate change, sustainability measures are not commonplace in  the cultural sector. How can theaters and opera houses become more sustainable? What concrete actions are needed to achieve sustainability? International pioneers in the development of ecological sustainability within the cultural sector provide insight into their strategies for an ecologically sustainable future.
    With: Sebastian Brünger Sustainability and Future, Federal Cultural Foundation / Sina Barbra Gentsch Stage and costume designer / Vera Hefele Project Office WHAT IF / Jonaid Khodabakhshi Treibgut München / Ralph Zeger Stage and costume designer, Bund der Szenografen e.V.
  • 12:30 - 14:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #3

    A speed lecture by political scientist Andreas W. Kohn, Büro Grandezza 

    To allow equal access for all to education and training, radical change is required within our institutions. Despite increased awareness of accessibility and inclusion for disabled people, universities and higher education institutes still have a long way to go to achieve true diversity.  What are the institutional, political, and structural requirements for transforming universities and theaters into inclusive spaces? How does this movement toward inclusivity change our concepts of art?Moderation: Georg Kasch Cultural journalist, editor
    A. o. with: Max Dorner Dramaturg, Cultural Department Munich "Diversity and Inclusion", Angelika Fell Director Freie Bühne Munich, Nele Jahnke Dramaturg and Director in the management team of the Münchner Kammerspiele, Johanna Kappauf Actress a.o. Münchner Kammerspiele, Jutta Schubert EUCREA/Diversity Projects, Malte Jelden Manager Directing course Otto Falckenberg Schule
  • 15:00 - 16:00

    The centuries of tradition present in opera reinforce themes, stereotypes, and aesthetic standards that society has long dismissed. Programs of most opera houses are dominated by a fixed canon. How can opera keep pace with the social, cultural, and technological changes of our time? What does the opera of the 21st century look like? Which new audiences need to be reached out to? Artists active in the field of music theater present alternative methods for composition, staging, performances paces and digital media.
    Among others with: Serge Dorny Artistic Director Bavarian State Opera Munich / Laura Schmidt Dramaturg Bavarian State Opera Munich / Dorothea Hartmann Artistic Director “Tischlerei", Management Team Deutsche Oper Berlin / Sebastian Hannak Stage and Costume Designer and Teresa Martin Music Theater Dramaturg at the Staatstheater Kassel / Thom Luz Director, musician and stage designer / Lulu Obermayer Performance artist / Daniel Ott and Manos Tsangaris Artistic directors of the Munich Biennale for New Music Theater / Christiane Plank-Baldauf Music Theater Dramaturg, Lecturer at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität / Blanka Rádóczy Director
  • 16:30 - 18:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #4

    A speed lecture by Cultural manager and sustainability researcher Clothilde Sauvages, Connector QuiShare Munich/Paris
    In English

    Universities, as places of knowledge, education and learning face new challenges in the light of social change. What role do universities want to play in the future? Should they continue supporting a theatre industry that is committed to outdated tradition, or established themselves as vibrant spaces, enabling artistic innovation and social transformation? Does the relationship between teachers and students need to change? How can universities become social laboratories for social and artistic transformation?
    Moderation: Antonia Tretter dramaturge, theater scholar 
    Among others with: Amelie Deuflhard Artistic Director Kampnagel Hamburg, Hayat Erdoğan lecturer, dramaturg, co-director Theater Neumarkt Zurich, Barbara Gronau theater scholar and dean of the Faculty of Performing Arts at the Berlin University of the Arts, Marijke Hoogenboom Director of the Department of Performing Arts and Film at the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK), Steffen Jäger director, lecturer at the Music and Arts University of the City of Vienna
  • 19:00 - 20:30
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #5

    A speed lecture by Matthias Röder, futureSTAGE Research Group

    The working conditions and hierarchical structures in theaters are obviously problematic. The outdated operating structures require decisive reform. Questions of working conditions, accessibility, gender equity and diversity need to be addressed. The fundamental question remains unanswered: How do we want to work in the future? What could alternative models of theater management and organizational forms look like, and what strategies might be helpful when developing a collaborative operating culture?
    Moderation: Maximilian Sippenauer journalist, author
    Among others with: Antigone Akgün Author, director, performer, Benedikt Kosian Student actor, junges ensemble-netzwerk, Jasmin Maghames dramaturg, board member of the Dramaturgische Gesellschaft, Tine Milz Dramaturg, curator, co-director Theater Neumarkt Zurich, Anne Wiederhold-Daryanavard Artistic director of the Brunnenpassage in Vienna, expert on diversity in the cultural sector, Christopher Vila and Moritz von Rappard Hands-On solution collective, consultants for better teamwork and cooperations

    Following the conversation Futureproofing theater, Christopher Vila and Moritz von Rappard of the Hands-On Solutions Collective will lead small working groups to think together about goals and strategies for a sustainable theater. 
    Duration: 45 minutes


Friday, 17 June 2022

  • 10:30 - 12:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #6

    A speed lecture by media and communication scientist Yener Bayramoğlu 

    Narratives in the theater and their aesthetic development are mirrors of society's cultural awareness. To what extent do existing aesthetics and narratives compare to societal reality? Are our aesthetic means of expression unconsciously shaped by white, masculine, middle-class, European, heterosexual, colonial perspectives? The time seems ripe for new aesthetic concepts 
    Moderation: Georg Kasch Cultural journalist, editor
    Among others with: Josef Bairlein lecturer Theaterakademie, Pınar Karabulut director, Philipp Moschitz actor and director, Jenny Schrödl theater scientist
  • 12:00 - 12:15
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #7

    A speed lecture by author Sivan Ben Yishai  
    In English language
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Since the 90s, quality series have established themselves as the definitive art form of our time.  Long narrative arcs, ambiguous plots, complex characters, abysses, mysteries, repercussions, and a new genre mix have permanently changed our viewing habits. Theater has also been influenced by the aesthetics of series, creating a multitude of new narratives and possibilities for audiences. How do film’s, series‘and theater’s aesthetics influence each other?
    Moderation: Maximilian Sippenauer Cultural Journalist, Author
    Among others with: Nico Hofmann director, film producer, screenwriter and managing director of UFA GmbH, Pınar Karabulut director, Cosmea Spelleken author, director and media artist, Susanne Steinmaßl director, video artist
  • 12:30 - 13:30

    Contemporary methods of storytelling are diverse. In these table talks, authors and artists present their narratives from around the world and their aesthetic approach: Storytelling through Artificial Intelligence, Collective Authorship, Narrative Spaces and Literary Drafts.
    Among others with: Andreas Beck Director Residenztheater and Albert Ostermaier Writer / Ewald Palmetshofer Author and Dramaturg at the Residenztheater / Daniela Ginten Managing Director German Academy of Performing Arts and Television Film Festival Baden-Baden / Benno Heisel Author, Musician, Director / Mehdi Moradpour Dramaturg, Author / Theresa Seraphin Author, Netzwerk Münchner Theatertexter:innen / Eva-Maria Voigtländer Dramaturg and Lecturer Theaterakademie Hamburg 


  • 14:30 - 16:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #8

    A speed lecture by journalist und author Georg Diez, The New Institute
    English simultaneous translation

    English simultaneous translation
    New technologies have always influenced aesthetic and artistic expression. Catalyzed by the pandemic, theaters have experienced a veritable surge of digitization, opening new realms of artistic possibility. What new artistic languages and technologically influenced aesthetics are changing or expanding current perception and experience? What forms of co-creativity between humans and machines are emerging as a result? 
    Moderation: Ilja Mirsky Dramaturg, Programmer at the Institute for Theatrical Futurology.
    Among others with: Anna Malena Große director, Benno Heisel digital artist, dramaturge, director, Tina Lorenz project manager digital development Staatstheater Augsburg, Chris Salter artist, professor at Immersive Arts/Director Immersive Arts Space, ZHdK


  • 16:00 - 17:30
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #9

    A speed lecture by futurologist David Weigend, Futurium Berlin

    English simultaneous translation
    The performing arts are increasingly dealing with digital narrative forms, new media and narratives. What should universities do to provide the basis for growth and participation in the digital future? What equipment, what experiments are needed, and what do universities have to learn to prepare for this future? 
    Moderation: Ilja Mirsky Dramaturg, Programmer at the Institute for Theatrical Futurology.
    Among others with: Friedrich Kirschner Professor for Digital Media at the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Arts, Marcus Lobbes Director, Director Academy for Theater and Digitality Dortmund, Roman Senkl Director, Head of the Digital Arts Lab at the Berliner Festspiele and Head of Department for Digital Arts at the Theater Dortmund, Kathrin Zeitler Digital Strategist and Cultural Manager
  • 18:30 - 20:00
    SPECULATIVE THINKING: Visions for the future #10

    A speed lecture by Designer and literary scholar Christina Zimmer
    English simultaneous translation

    In English 
    Since the beginning of the conference, students from the August Everding Theatre Academy and the European partner universities of the E:UTSA network (Europe: Union of Theatre Schools and Academies) have been working with DasArts coach Manolis Tsipos to create a manifesto for an INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY FOR PERFORMING ARTS of the future on the drawing board. In a sketch, they present their ideal university. Followed by Q & A. 
    Moderation: Manolis Tsipos DasArts-Coach
    With: Julia Felicja Flisińska (Poland), Lea Mergell (Germany), Indrė Seselskaitė (Lithuania), Eva Smoriginaitė (Lithuania), Abigél Szőke (Hungary), Patrycja Wysokińska (Poland)
  • 20:00 - 21:30
    SPECULATIVE THINKING. Visions for the future #11

    A speed lecture by dramaturgy student Johannes Hebsacker 
    English simultaneous translation

    English simultaneous translation
    The future will require huge transformation: greater diversity, inclusion, sustainability, digitalization, and internationalization – to name only a handful of the challenges that cultural politics will be presented with. These challenges have been neglected for decades and must be addressed today. What transformative processes are necessary and how can they be guided in terms of cultural policy? How can cultural politics and institutions collaborate constructively? 
    Moderation: Georg Diez Author, Journalist, Editor in Chief The New Institute.
    With: Hans-Jürgen Drescher President of the Theaterakademie August Everding and der Deutschen Akademie der Darstellenden Künste, Ute Gröbel Dramaturg, Director Theater HochX, Lisa Jopt, President of the Genossenschaft Deutscher Bühnenangehöriger, Julia Lehner Chairwoman of the Bavarian branch of the Deutscher Bühnenverein, Second Mayor of the City of Nuremberg, Julian Warner Cultural Anthropologist, Director Brechtfestival Augsburg and Project 2022 of the MetropolRegion Stuttgart, Jonas Zipf Director, Publicist, Cultural Manager