Auftakt Festival for scenic texts #1 (2017)

Land in Sicht und Cheers for Fears came together and created an experimental field for literary texts in the theater.

Actors and speakers met playwrights to work together on new texts. For the festival, we invited the participants to Cologne from May 25th to 28th. They were able to prepare for the text together for three full days and, at the end of the test phase in Britney, the venue of the Schauspiel Köln, they performed the reading in a scenic way. The texts were already available for the actors before the rehearsal phase.

The focus was on the exchange of actors from different schools in order to promote cross-institutional cooperation. Texts were developed, which were accompanied by a playwright or a dramaturge on site. Alternative forms of reading were developed. How can unwieldy, absurd or contradictory texts of different genres be presented without stage design and costume, but only through the presence and positioning of the actors? How can texts be spatially experienced through forms of speech and speech acts?



  • Text: Luna Ali
  • Dramaturgical support: Sarah Wessels
  • Speakers: Helena Kühn, Saskia Rudat


  • Text: Sophia Hembeck
  • Dramaturgical support: Charlotte Sprenger
  • Speakers: Penelope Frego, Pascale Laxy, Lucia Schulz, Slim Weidenfeld


  • Text: Peter Lünenschloß
  • Dramaturgical support: Andrea Imler
  • Speakers: Christoph Bertram

Die weiten Steppen der Kasachei

  • Text: Achim Jäger
  • Dramaturgical support: Alexander Olbrich
  • Speakers: Gizem Kaplan, Sabrina Sauer, Lina Spieth

Cheerleader ohne Arme

  • Text: Janina Warnk
  • Dramaturgical support: Xaver Schumacher
  • Speakers: Paul Behrens, Joana Landsberg, Ise Papendorf, Jana Tuchewicz, Bernadette Wilhelm

Afterwards: Festivalparty mit Kollektiv 33

  • KLEIN + FRANK (Kollektiv 33)
  • Harmon (Kollektiv 33)
  • Nano+Salo (STATICsober)


(c) Hanna Freres