B.A.L.L. - Video on Demand

The program of the "B.A.L.L. – Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore" was broadcast live extensively via the Internet. All the contributions from the stage as well as the streaming stage set up in the foyer are available for viewing under "On Demand":

Come together: Associations on the situation of the independent performing arts

On the occasion of the Bundesweites Artist Labor der Labore, actors from across the country have joined forces for the first time to host the event: the Alliance of International Production Houses, the Federal Association of Independent Performing Arts, the Network of Independent Theaters, the flausen+bundesnetzwerk and the Fonds Darstellende Künste have jointly invited politicians, cultural workers and artists to a cultural policy reception and discussions about the future of the independent performing arts.

  • Alliance of International Production Houses: Carena Schlewitt & Anna Wagner.

  • Bundesverband Freie Darstellende Künste: Nina de Chevallerie & Anne-Cathrin Lessel.

  • Netzwerk Freier Theater: Maximilian Grafe, Tom Wolter und Sophie Wiedermann.

  • flausen+bundesnetzwerk:Jürgen Eick & Hanna Hermes.

October 14, 2022

Opening and introductory speeches

  • Opening speeches by the artistic director of the Berliner Festspiele, Matthias Pees, and the managing director of the Fonds Darstellende Künste, Holger Bergmann.

  • „Das Recht auf Forschen“, Lecture by Dr. Sibylle Peters

  • „On decomposition and the allegory of lions and goats“, Lecture by Ogutu Muraya

On the Streaming Stage:

Impetus + Conversations I

The event kicked off with representatives of the roundtable focusing on the modes of production between continents and media. Which free spaces are opening up? Which ones will disappear if we don't know how to stop them?
Moderation: Bassam Ghazi (Stadt:Kollektiv Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus)

  • with Monika Gintersdorfer (La Fleur, Gintersdorfer/Klaßen), Stefan Kaegi (Rimini Protokoll)

  • with Ben J. Riepe (Freiraum)
    Moderation: Bassam Ghazi (Stadt:Kollektiv Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus)

  • with Sahar Rahimi and Wilma Renfordt (Impulse Theater Festival)

15. Oktober 2022


  • „In Praise of a Lab in difficult times”, Lecture by Bojana Kunst

  • „Es hurt nicht auf “, Lecture by Dr. Jörg Albrecht

On the Streaming Stage:

Impetus + Conversations II

This time, the focus was on opening up to new audiences and addressing social issues around co-determination and participation in times of crisis. Moderation: Fatima Çalışkan

  • with Ilia Papatheodorou (She She Pop), Aenne Quiñones (HAU Hebbel am Ufer) & Luise Meier

  • with Yunus Can Ersoy (Maxim Gorki Theater)

  • with Herbordt/Mohren

Impetus + Conversations III

This round brought together representatives of institutions and initiatives that have carried or are still carrying the upheaval into their infrastructures.

Moderation: Frauke Meyer

  • with Oliver Roth (Labor Theater HORA)

  • with Heinrich Horwitz, Beate Baron (Zeitgenössisches Musiktheater Berlin)

  • with Philippe Bischof (Pro Helvetia), Franziska Werner (Sophiensӕle) und Janina Benduski (LAFT Berlin)

Podiumsdiskussion „Der Markt regelt das nicht"

Panel discussion "The market won't regulate it"

Introductory speech by Dr. Andreas Görgen (Ministerial Director, Ministry of State for Culture and the Media) + panel discussion with: Dr. Andreas Görgen, Helge Lindh (Member of the Bundestag, SPD), Anikó Glogowski-Merten (Member of the Bundestag, FDP), Erhard Grundl (Member of the Bundestag, Bündnis 90 /Die Grünen)

Moderation: Janis El-Bira (nachtkritik)