identity figures

Transnational Workshops and Networking


27-30 June 2019 Lublin, Poland

25-29 September 2019 Squillace, Italy

6-10 November 2019 Valencia, Spain

2.-5. April 2020, Hamburg, Germany.

1st workshop, Lublin, 27–30 June 2019 – Focus: Improvisation

– Play with status types and situations based
on Keith Johnstone

– Contemporary performance theatre (With special reference to Forced Entertainment and She She Pop)

– Text-improvisation in contemporary dance theatre

– Scenic improvisation based on identity figures

– Text development through Improvisation

2nd workshop, Squillace, Italy, 25-29 September 2019 –
Focus: Text development

– Creative writing techniques

– Writing exercises and research – Site specific

(Using techniques of the Goat Island Performance Group Chicago)

– Development of improvisos

– Research techniques, – Working with songs

3rd workshop, Valencia, Fabrika12, 6-10 November 2019

Focus: Forming a play

– Development of monologues and scenes

from biographical material

– Dramaturgical questions and play development

– Dance and movement theatre

– Development and presentation of small performances

4th workshop, Hamburg, March / April 2020

Focus: Staging and realisation

– The positions on stage, – Work with actors

– Construct of situation between audience and performers

– Mask and costume

– Development and presentation of small performances

– How to cooperate with neighbourhood projects, schools and other institutions

General topics for all workshops are:

– European role models and identity figures in theatre work with young people

– How to work with cultural activities against populism and intolerance?


– Participants can take part in one or more workshops

– The workshop are for free, funding for travel costs and accommodation available

The workshops are open for everyone who is interested in theatre and performance, especially artists and cultural mediators, people teaching theatre and dance, as well as pedagogics and students.

Important aspects are also the networking of the participants and insights into concrete projects based on the idea of mutual learning. In addition, we present tools for administrative things such as financing, application and project implementation.

Squillace, Italy

At the end of the last two workshops, public workshop performances of the results will take place, basically for colleagues and friends of the participants.

Other public formats such as discussions, lectures and performances by the participating artists also serve this purpose.

The workshops build on each other, but are set up in a way that it’s also possible to attend part of them.

For workshops we will meet two times a day for 3-4 hours, in addition to supplementary activities such as discussion rounds, lectures, performances etc.

The workshops are led by internationally experienced theatre and performance artists, cultural mediators and cultural managers. They teach creative techniques and research tools with a clear practical orientation: Scenes, monologues, songs and choreographies are developed and presented to each other with professional help.

Together we explore ways to implement this practice in neighbourhood projects, schools, universities and other institutions.

Most workshop inputs come from the team of theater: playstation and David Chotjewitz. They have implemented artistical acclaimed theater and performance projects and, in recent years, a series of transnational cultural projects.

In addition, there are artists from the inviting countries like Ita Aagaard from Valencia and Lana Bitenc, founder of theater Don Hihot in Zagreb and Pawel Passini from Poland.

Experienced project managers the cultural field will also pass on their experience to the participants.

Project coordinator is theater: playstation, Hamburg, cooperation partners are Fabrika12, Valencia, Near East, Lublin, Tools for Culture, Rome, Teatar Don Hihot, Zagreb.

Find out more about workshop conductors and the cooperating institutions here!

Places of the Workshop

Centrum Kultury, Lublin, is an important place for local history and Independent theatre heritage. Here we find workshop rooms and a small stage. The Centrum Kultury is in the middle of the city, with many hostels, hotels, restaurants around.

Squillace, Italy (Calabria), is a small town of around 3.500 inhabitants. The original centre stands on three hills about 344 meters above sea level. It is located above the gulf on the Ionian sea, close to the International Airport of Lamezia Terme. The area around Squillace and the town itself are very beautiful. The location for the workshop is located in the old centre of Squillace, they also offer cheap accomodation and food for participants.

Fabrika12, Valencia, Spain
Cultural association for the management and promotion of a former shoe factory in the heart of Valencia. It hosts a wide variety of cultural events, artistic workshops and exhibitions.

Since 2015, fabrica12 has been running the cine club goethe in Valencia, a regular series of German films in collaboration with the geothe institut and the Centro Aleman.
The institution coordinated the project implementation of the „European Ministry for Favorite Songs“ 2013-15 in Spain.

Have a look at our complete information – pdf here!