28 Feb 2019 · 3.00 pm

Flucht und Theater in der Antike und heute

Venue: ZfL, Schützenstr. 18, 10117 Berlin, Seminarraum 303
Organized by Eva Geulen
Contact: Eva Geulen

Since 2013 there has been a growing theatre scene around exodus and refugees. And so the theatre has also become a place of asylum. In the introduction to Flucht und Szene (see below) is stated: "Wer in den Raum des Theaters eintritt, so lassen sich die laufenden Interventionen lesen, soll wenigstens vorübergehend sicher sein". This volume uses various examples to unfold and illuminate the implications of a theatre of refugees. The volume also provides a theatrical-historical deepening of such perspectives. We want to discuss the theses on theatre as a transitory space for coming and going, first in a reading block (Sophocles' Oedipus on Colonos), then in a panel discussion.

Cover Flucht und Szene Theater der Zeit 2018      Bettine Menke, Juliane Vogel (eds.):
Flucht und Szene. Perspektiven und Formen eines Theaters der Fliehenden
Book series: Recherchen 135, Berlin: Theater der Zeit 2018
Introduction [in German]

The event is open to the public, please register at!


Joint reading of Sophokles' Ödipus auf Kolonos

Panel discussion on Flucht und Szene

Bettine Menke (Uni Erfurt) and Juliane Vogel (Uni Konstanz/Wissenschaftskolleg),
Susanne Gödde and Matthias Warstat (beide FU Berlin)
Eva Geulen, Claude Haas and Maria Kuberg (alle ZfL)

The workshop is held in German.