Partners

Good theatre needs strong partners. We at GRIPS are convinced of this and this is reflected in the diversity of our network.

  • Sponsor
  • Media partners

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  • International partners

    Syntechnia tou Geliou (Greece)

    The group Manufactory of Laughter (Syntechnia tou Geliou) was founded in 2011 by actor and director Vassilis Koukalani. Its focus consisted of the traditional, emancipatory teaching plays of GRIPS theater, which became very topical in the first years of the Greek financial and social crisis. Among others, the play “Ein Fest bei Nourian” was staged by Vassilis Koukalani at the National Theatre Cyprus - THOC in 2015, received the National Theatre Prize for a play for children and young people (2016) and was Cyprus’s cultural representation in Strasbourg when the EU presidency of Cyprus took place in 2018.

    Maharashtra Cultural Centre (India)

    The association, founded in 1965, is dedicated to promoting the performing and visual arts. Children’s and youth theatre has been an integral part of the work since 1996. There has been a close collaboration with GRIPS Theater for years. From 2013 to 2014 we carried out a collaborative writing project that was initiated and supported by Max Müller Bhavan. Three authors, Shrirang Godbole and Vibhawari Deshpande from India and Lutz Hübner from Germany, wrote a play with two different versions: “Du und Ich” or “Der Gast ist Gott”. Both versions were performed in 2015 in Berlin, Pune, Bengaluru and other cities.

    Hakchôn Theatre (South Korea)

    Director Kim Min Gi is the symbol of the Korean resistance. Born in 1951, he studied painting at Seoul National University and became known as a singer and composer of South Korean pop music. During the two decades of the various military regimes, his music was repeatedly banned and confiscated, and Kim Min Gi himself was arrested, interrogated and beaten. However, it was Kim Min Gi and his songs that became a symbol of resistance and ultimately triumphed. In 1993 he founded the Hakchon Theatre from the proceeds of the collective edition of his works. Since then, Kim Min Gi has concentrated on the production of rock musicals. In 1994, he staged “Seoul – Linie 1”, which, with 4,000 performances, was played more often in Korea than in Berlin.

    Cia. Paidéia de Teatro (Brazil)

    The Associação Cultural Paidéia was founded by Aglaia Pusch and Amauri Falseti in 1998. In 2006, after a few makeshift venues, Paidéia got the unique opportunity to take over a shed in a former refuse yard in the Santo Amaro district of São Paulo. Gradually, hand in hand with parents, children, friends, teachers, artists and actors, the site was transformed into today’s Cia. Paidéia, one of the most important private cultural centers in São Paulo for children and young people. In addition to the professional theatre ensemble, which mainly shows children’s and youth theatre, there are numerous other activities such as acting lessons for children, work in the set design workshop, discussions, workshops and smaller projects for children. There is also an intensive cooperation with German theatres such as GRIPS Theater and the Düsseldorfer Schauspielhaus. Every year in September the “Paidéia – International Children and Youth Theatre Festival” takes place: “A window for utopia” was held, where theatre groups from Brazil and abroad perform. Paidéia has won the following from among several awards: 2019 the Shell Theatre Prize, the Prize of the Associação Paulista de Críticos de Arte (APCA) and the São Paulo Prize for the promotion of theatre for children and young people.

    Teatro Paidéia mit Jugendlichen Gästen
    Teatro Paidéia

    Additional partners

    There are first joint projects and regular exchanges with BITA (Bangladesh), Arab Origami Center (Egypt) and Dance Revolution East Africa (Uganda).

  • Specialist partnerships

    GRIPS Werke e.V.

    The GRIPS works promote theatre education and cultural education around GRIPS theater. The association carries out projects, training courses and specialist conferences and works together with schools, other institutions and initiatives. Everyone should be able to participate! All offers are free of charge.

    Play-related partners

    In order to identify the topics that are currently relevant for children and young people and to bring them to the stage in an appropriate manner, GRIPS Theater works together with a large number of professional partners. We would like to thank the following partners for their support in the current productions:

    • NACOA and ESCAPE – Notdienst für Suchtmittelabhängige und Gefährdete Berlin e.V. (“Das Leben ist ein Wunschkonzert”)
    • BORA and BIG prevention (“Magdeburg hiess früher Madagaskar”)
    • Gesicht zeigen! („#diewelle2020“)
    • Bahnhofsmission (“Aus die Maus”)
    • BiKo Berlin, Dissens und Social Media Interventions! (“Das Nacktschnecken Game”)
  • Memberships

    GRIPS Theater or its employees are members of the following associations:

  • Campaigns

    As a political theatre dedicated to the implementation of children’s rights, GRIPS Theater is active in various networks and campaigns.

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    National Coalition Deutschland

    GRIPS Theater is the only theatre accepted as a member in the National Coalition Deutschland – Netzwerk zur Umsetzung der UN-Kinderrechtskonvention e.V. Together with around 100 nationwide organisations from various areas, we strive to make the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child known throughout Germany and to promote its implementation.

    DIE VIELEN e.V.

    The association DIE VIELEN e.V. promotes art across genres as a pioneer for an open society with equal rights. It acts as a supportive active network and offers networking platforms for art and cultural institutions and artists. This applies in particular to artists for whom theatre and making art mean working on a society which is made up of people of all skin colours and gender variations, many sexual orientations, different needs and abilities, believers and non-believers and is based on their equality.

    JoG – Jugendliche ohne Grenzen

    The nationwide association of young refugees, Jugendliche ohne Grenze (JoG), arose from the campaign pieces “We stayed here!” and “SOS for Human Rights”, with which GRIPS Theater was present at schools nationwide, but also at various demonstrations. The work follows the principle that those affected have their own voice and do not need a “representative policy for those affected”.

    Berlin against Nazis

    GRIPS Theater is a partner of Berlin against Nazis, a broad network against right-wing extremism and racism with strong partners and strong support, funded by the Berlin Senate.

    Artists4Future

    GRIPS Theater cooperates with Artists4Future, an association of people from music, visual arts, literature and performing arts who show solidarity with the climate strike.