Four Divi­si­ons

De-hier­ar­chiz­a­ti­on is also the cre­do for plan­ning our pro­gram. This is reflec­ted in our four equi­ta­ble divi­si­ons: Play­ground, Thea­ter, Aca­de­my, and Digi­tal. The­re are no side events, but rather ever­ything is part of the main pro­gram. What we do wit­hin the divi­si­ons may not be new, not even at Neu­markt. But we want to radi­ca­li­ze the­se attempts and bring them tog­e­ther on an equal foo­ting under the same roof.

PLAY­GROUNDstands for artis­tic expe­ri­men­ta­ti­on and play­ful inter­ven­ti­ons. Here we are loo­king for prac­ti­ces of art pro­duc­tion bey­ond the well-rehe­ar­sed rou­ti­nes and con­ven­tio­nal spa­ti­al treatment.

THEA­TER stands for dif­fe­rent methods of pro­duc­tion and new for­mats of per­for­mance. Here we are loo­king bey­ond the canon for con­tem­pora­ry for­mats, aes­the­tics, and mate­ri­al on the sta­ge for an audience.

AKA­DE­MIE stands for the explo­ra­ti­on and ques­tio­ning of know­ledge, thin­king, and the world. Here we are loo­king for artis­tic and play­ful forms of con­tent-rela­ted con­fron­ta­ti­on that go bey­ond experts, arro­gan­ce, or barriers.

DIGI­TAL stands for the Inter­net as a sta­ge for pre- and post-per­for­man­ces,
as a space for trans- and mul­ti­me­dia sto­ry­tel­ling, for trans-bor­der for­mats (geo­gra­phi­cal­ly and ide­al­ly), as media thea­ter, as a space of oppor­tu­ni­ty for com­mu­ni­ty inter­ac­tion. . And: We are pre­pa­red for fur­ther extra­or­di­na­ry situations.

Our four divi­si­ons com­ple­ment each other and inter­mesh. This also con­veys our idea of Uncon­di­tio­nal Thea­ter: a thea­ter based on an expan­ded con­cept of thea­ter; a thea­ter that wants just as much to be a gathe­ring place as a place for expe­ri­ments. Neu­markt envi­si­ons its­elf as an insti­tu­ti­on that aims to pro­vi­de a good examp­le. As dis­cus­sed with Achil­le Mbem­be, the ques­ti­on is, “How can man­kind crea­te a com­mon, cos­mo­po­li­tan self-con­cept that would allow us to bring about long-las­ting changes?”