The April-Calendar is online.

Mit den Morden von Hanau, dem dritten Anschlag seiner Art innerhalb eines Jahres, ist zur Gewissheit geworden, was wir seit den Verbrechen des NSU hätten wissen können: Rechtsextremer Terror, ob antimuslimisch oder antisemitisch, ist Teil des Alltags in Deutschland geworden. Wir alle sind mit den Konsequenzen dieser Wahrheit überfordert. Wir können und wollen uns nicht an den Gedanken gewöhnen, dass sich Menschen in diesem Land, beispielsweise, in einer Shisha Bar nicht sicher fühlen.

On Faschingsdienstag there will be changed opening hours at the box office in Maximilianstraße:

Tuesday, 25 February, 11:00 am to 3:00 pm

As usual, the box office opens again one hour before the event begins.

Our ensemble member Walter Hess is awarded the Theaterpreis der Landeshauptstadt München 2020. The Cultural Committee of the Munich City Council decided on the award at its meeting today on the recommendation of a jury. The theatre prize is awarded every three years. The prize is awarded for the outstanding oeuvre of personalities or ensembles whose special achievements have given Munich recognition and prestige as a city of theatre.

The decision of the board of trustees for the 37th Bavarian Theatre Days 2020 has been made: 25 top-class productions are invited to the festival this year. We are also allowed to travel to Swabia and take "Uncanny Valley" by Rimini Protokoll (Stefan Kaegi) and Thomas Melle (for the Divers section) as well as "10 Vaterunser" by Christiane Huber (for the Bavaria Too section) with us.

Under the motto "WIR KÖNNEN AUCH ANDERS!", the selected productions form the core of a discursive festival of contemporary theatre with an acute political theme. The curators have selected the participating Bavarian productions from 93 applications received in an intensive process of evaluation. The team of curators includes Christoph Leibold (culture journalist and theatre critic), Anne Verena Freybott (chief dramaturg at the Landestheater Schwaben), Frauke Meyer (director, project developer, artistic project manager, lecturer), Judith Huber (director of the independent theatre PATHOS Munich), Eva Löbau (theatre and film actress, ensemble member of the Münchner Kammerspiele) and Christian Schönfelder (dramaturg at the JES Stuttgart and freelance author).

The Bayerische Theatertage take place from May 20 - 31 at the Landestheater Schwaben in Memmingen.

"Im Dickicht der Städte" is one of Bertolt Brecht's early works and was written between 1921 and 1924. In his drama, the Augsburg-born playwrite completely dispenses with a comprehensible plot line and places the fight between two men in the centre of the play.

On January 25th the production by Christopher Rüping premiered in Kammer 1. You can watch the brand-new trailer here:

Please find furthert information and Tickets here.

Don´t miss the reading on Monday 13. January:

Some 300,000 mentally ill and people with disabilities were murdered between 1939 and 1945 by doctors and nurses in Germany and Eastern Europe. Initiated by Adolf Hitler’s “Euthanasia” decree of 1 September 1939 and centrally directed from Berlin, adults and children classified as “unworthy of life” were killed using gas, overdoses of drugs, starvation or deliberate neglect. The first transfer of patients to an institution for their murder took place 80 years ago on 18 January 1940: they were patients of the Eglfing-Haar sanatorium and nursing home. More than 2,000 Munich residents were murdered in institutions by medical staff. From their letters we reconstruct a picture of what happened at that time.

After a brief period of investigation by the Allies in preparation for the Nuremberg medical trials, these crimes were forgotten, repressed and denied. Only decades later did the systematic investigation of violent crimes tentatively begin. Gradually the victims were reintegrated into the family and collective memory. Afterwards, a discussion with the psychiatrist Prof. Dr. Michael von Cranach and the historian Dr. Sibylle von Tiedemann will take place. It is possible for relatives to receive support in their research.

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