On the border to Finland in the secluded Republic of Karelia, the Karelian National Theatre in Petrozavodsk performs plays in Finnish and Russian. Tübingen and Petrozavodsk have been partner cities for almost twenty years and now wish to extend their cooperation to include a theatre partnership. The Landestheater Tübingen and the Karelian National Theatre will invite each other's house directors as guests. The premieres of these guest-directed productions will be embedded in a small festival of new theatre performances in each city. The joint programme will conclude with a trilingual production of "Romeo and Juliet" that will particularly emphasize the aggression we feel toward otherness and the utopia of overcoming cultural divisions.
Theatres: Landestheater Tübingen and the Karelian National Theatre, Petrozavodsk
Artists / participants: Landestheater Tübingen ensemble, Karelian National Theatre ensemble (RUS), Ralph Siebelt, Christiane Neudeck, Inge Zeppenfeld, Natalja Moyseenko (RUS), Marion Schneider, Sergej Pronin (RUS), Dmitri Svintsov (RUS), Max Julian Otto, Alexander Nerlich, Sergeij Medwedew (RUS), Elina Finkel
June 2009 - February 2011