District Office Pankow of Berlin, Office for Further Education and Culture Department of Art and Culture


Special series Theatre in Public Space of the Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V. on the theme "Un-Orte".


A play on the green space of the residential park "Ernst-Thälmann-Park" in Prenzlauer Berg with participatory involvement of the residents.

Project period on site

15 June - 20 July 2014

Performance dates final production

Performance dates (walk-in theatre installation) ANALOGIA. A GARDEN OF KNOWLEDGE: 17/18/19 July 2014, 2 performances of 90 min per play day at 18:00 and 22:00.

Project dates

  • Launch event The maze of questions: 29 May 2014 | Grünfläche Thälmannpark | from 9:30 pm
  • Sunday outingg into another world of thinking, introductory tours, play and experiment stations, lectures, discussions: 14 June 2014 | 3-6 p.m.
  • The Café of Questions: 16-20 June 2014 | 2-6pm
  • Question forum: Engage us with your questions: 20 June 2014 | 7 pm
  • Workshop: Introduction to Poetic Analogy (PAN) | 22 June + 29 June |
    12-16 h
  • Mastercourse PAN Procedure | 5 July + 6 July | 10 am - 4 pm
  • Poetic Protocols - a Lecture Performance | 3 July 2014 | 8 pm
  • Garden Analogia - the guided tour | 13 July-19 July 2014 | 2-6 pm
  • THE GARDEN ANALOGIA - Park production | Performance dates: 17/18/19 July,
    2 performances à 90 min per play day | start at 18:00 and 22:00 respectively
  • Final dialogue and exchange of experiences: 20 July 2014 | 2 pm

Staging idea

Theater Anu founds the fictitious company Future Artefacts - a collective of artists and experts from various fields - which specialises in unusual problem-solving strategies. Following the company's philosophy "The world is not made of problems, but of solutions!", Future Artefacts launches the multi-week experiment of their PAN process together with the local residents' initiative. Poetic ANalogy finds creative solutions and forms the basis of the temporary performance garden ANALOGIA.



Special project "Theatre in Public Space" | Fonds Darstellende Künste e. V.

For the first time, the Board of Trustees of the Federal Cultural Foundation decided at the end of 2012 to give the Performing Arts Fund to provide additional funds in the amount of 600,000 euros, thus following the reasoning of the Fund's bodies as well as the recommendation of the Budget Committee of the German Bundestag.

With this unique funding, the special project "Theatre in Public Space" was announced nationwide, for which 165 groups submitted project applications. The projects to be funded from all genres of the performing arts should Un-located transforming them into theatrical spaces of action and temporary new habitats and creating lasting awareness of the original meaning of these Un-located and stimulate discourse on creative new concepts of use. The focus here is on the experimental conquest and use of the Un-places in municipalities and rural areas - in the context of active participation by citizens of all generations and civil society initiatives. In other words, a special artistic project with a cultural-political impact and social relevance in order to raise awareness of the art form of "theatre in public spaces" and to strengthen independent theatre nationwide.

Since antiquity and the later Shakespearean theatre and the Commedia dell'arte, the enthusiasm, pleasure and attraction that tragedies, comedies and satyr plays aroused in the audience have been handed down, and today's "theatre in public spaces" with its diverse and interdisciplinary means of expression takes up this theme. Nevertheless, this art form in Germany still has a hard time getting the recognition and support it deserves. Quite a few curators as well as many a feature article like to dismiss this specific art form as external material battles or empty street theatre, thus manifesting common clichés and stigmatisations. Yet it is precisely these actors who repeatedly raise questions about new artistic formats, innovative means of expression and intelligent forms of "complicity" with the audience. In their performances, they constantly renegotiate the boundaries between actors and spectators, deal with socially relevant questions and place participation at the centre of their artistic work.

Of the 165 project applications from all the federal states, the Performing Arts Fund supported 18 projects that will be realised and presented to the public in 2013 and 2014.