Since 1968, the Schauspiel Dortmund has its own performance house at the Hiltropwall. There are several venues in the theatre. Combining the big theatre stage, the smaller studio and the theatre bar Institut, the Schauspiel Dortmund can hold 600 audience members in total.
Since the season 2010/11, Kay Voges is Artistic Director of the Schauspiel Dortmund. Under his administration, the Schauspiel Dortmund has developed a reputation as a leading theatre laboratory. It is responsible for unconventional outdoor theatre formats in social hotspots (“Leonce und Lena” at the Phoenix-West area in Dortmund-Hörde or “Crashtest Nordstadt” in the north of the city), for picking up social and political topoi (“Stadt ohne Geld”, “Nach Manila”, the “Weisse Wölfe” exhibition”) and for the artistically tight integration of theatre and film imageries (“Einige Nachrichten an das All”, “Das Fest”, “Hamlet”).
For Kay Voges and his team, there have been several accolades in the last seasons, e.g. several invitiations to and the first place at the NRW Theatertreffen, two nominations for the German Theatre Prize “Der Faust”, several movie prizes for the production “Einige Nachrichten an das All” as well as awards for younger artists from the Bundesland NRW. From 2015 to 2017, the Schauspiel Dortmund had to move to the “Megastore” in Dortmund Hörde due to renovations of the theatre workshops. This new, unconventional venue with two huge, variable hangars was an ideal location for successful theatrical experiments. Thus, the Schauspiel Dortmund was invited to the Berliner Theatertreffen for the first time in more than 20 years for the production “Die Borderline Prozession”.
With the plans of founding an academy for theatre and digital life, Kay Voges and the Schauspiel Dortmund attracted nation-wide attention. The academy was founded in 2018.
Intendant: Kay Voges
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