Female Peace Palace

Feminist visions for a post-patriarchal world

project description

At the first “International Women’s Peace Congress” in 1915 – in the middle of World War I – some 1,200 women, including female artists, doctors and activists from 12 nations convened at the Peace Palace at The Hague to formulate their demands to the politicians of the world. Inspired by this historical meeting, the Munich Kammerspiele and the Monacensia are organising a ten-day “Female Peace Palace” festival. The unusual cooperation between a contemporary theatre and a historically oriented literary archive promises to open new perspectives on feminist historiography. With a view to the past, the “Female Peace Palace” hopes to shed light on the utopian power of feminist resistance in the here and now.

Three self-made productions will be devoted to women’s struggles in various social and historical contexts. In a “performative séance”, the Munich stage director Jessica Glause explores the historic women’s movement at the turn of the 20th century in Munich. In contrast to the historical European perspective, a piece by the Istanbul-based female stage director Emre Koyuncuoğlu highlights the Turkish nationalist and feminist Halide Edip Adıvar. And in collaboration with Yazidi women, the director Tea Tupajić from Zagreb presents a documentary piece on the never-ending perpetration of violence against women. Two additional artistic interventions based on the historical archival material are being developed by artists from Munich.

The artistic perspectives will be supplemented by a three-day international symposium and a workshop camp for adolescents. Ten international scholarships will be awarded to young female artists and activists to allow them to participate in the “Female Peace Palace” and contribute to broadening the range of perspectives.

Artistic directors: Viola Hasselberg, Anke Buettner, Olivia Ebert
Participants: Jessica Glause, Miriam Ibrahim, Fabiennne Imlinger, Florian Kreier, aka Angela Aux, Emre Koyuncuoğlu, Susanne Steinmaßl, Tea Tupajić and others

Events: Münchner Kammerspiele, Munich: workshop camp for adolescents: 11–15 Apr. 2023; festival: 31 Mar–23 Apr. 2023; international symposium: 21–23 Apr. 2023


Münchner Kammerspiele

Falckenbergstr. 2
80539 München

www.muenchner-kammerspiele.de (external link, opens in a new window)
T +49 89 233 36820