Photo: Birgit Hupfeld
Schauspiel Frankfurt is the largest dramatic theatre in the Rhine-Main region and is considered one of the most prominent producing theatres in Germany.Since summer 2017, the Artistic Director is Anselm Weber. Together with his team under the leadership of Deputy Artistic Director and Senior Dramaturg Marion Tiedtke, he has created an annual season consisting of 31 productions in repertoire and 8 world premieres. The Schauspielhaus has a standing ensemble of 28 actors and works with a wide range of different artistic partners from Frankfurt, Germany and abroad.
In its four venues – Schauspielhaus, Kammerspiele, Box and Bockenheimer Depot – eminent directors such as Jan Bosse, Andreas Kriegenburg, Roger Vontobel, Robert Borgmann, Jan-Christoph Gockel and international directors such as Victor Bodó, Daria Bukvić or Miloš Lolić will be staging both classics as well as new plays written by Nobel Prize winner Elfriede Jelinek, Marius von Mayenburg, Wajdi Mouawad and others.
During the 2017/18 season, Schauspiel Frankfurt will also be launching one of Germany’s largest cultural educational projects to date: Over a period of three years, »All Our Futures« will provide 200 teenagers from three city districts with an opportunity to analyse and design models of coexistence and visions for the future, guided by a team of 10 local artists and 9 teachers. Aside from this large-scale urban project, various devised performances, workshops and discussions will be supplementing the activities available to children and young people in the »Junges Schauspiel Frankfurt«, the Creative Learning department of the Schauspielhaus.
The new series »Stimmen einer Stadt« [Voices of a City], designed to run over a period of three years, will create a dramatic kaleidoscope of Frankfurt and consist of 3 x 3 world premieres with three authors each year, providing a poetic account of real people living in this city. For this concept, new plays have been written by acclaimed authors such as Wilhelm Genazino, Olga Grjasnowa and Teresa Präauer. In addition to the theatre’s annual producing work, a discursive space will be created in the Box, where public debates will be held under the title »Values_but which ones?«: a series of lectures and conversations with well-known guests such as British sociologist Colin Crouch, social scientist Naika Foroutan, economist and social scientist Oliver Nachtwey, philosopher Elif Özmen and the director of the Gross National Happiness Centre in Bhutan, Ha Vinh To. Schauspiel Frankfurt is also commited to the education and training of new talent: In the context of the »Studiojahr Schauspiel«, eight drama school students of the University of Music and Performing Arts in Frankfurt will be completing their third year of training at the theatre.