Frau Luna. The Launch of a Berlin Operetta from the Border

A joint programme by the Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt and the Opera in the Castle in Szczecin (Poland) - supported by the Wanderlust Fund

Since 1992 the Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt and the Opera in the Castle Szczecin (Stettin) have engaged in a vibrant exchange of guest performances, projects and audiences, titled "Theater Grenzenlos" [Theater of No Limits]. Now for the first time, the partner theatres wish to collaborate on a large co-production, Paul Lincke's operetta "Frau Luna" which first premiered in Berlin in 1899. The operetta will be performed by German and Polish actors and singers, chorus, ballet and orchestra in Schwedt, Frankfurt/Oder and Stettin. The production will also be accompanied by joint work visits and workshops involving both ensembles. The programme also calls for close cooperation in the area of marketing in order to attract audiences from both sides of the border. A public workshop discussion on cross-border theatre projects will conclude this cooperative venture supported by the Wanderlust Fund.

Theatres: Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt and Opera na Zamku w Szczecinie

Artists / participants: Warcislaw Kunc (PL), Roland Gawlik, Peter Fabers , Frauke Bischinger, Frank Petzold, Max Beinemann, Cezary Morawski (PL), Heike Schmidt, Uckermärkische Bühnen acting ensemble, soloists, ballet and orchestra of Opera in the Castle (Opera na Zamku)

May 2009 - November 2010

Wanderlust blog

In February 2010 the participating theatres began sharing their impressions of their joint meetings, workshops, guest performances and co-productions in the Wanderlust blog. In addition each season, three Pfadfinder (scouts) headed out to visite the Wanderlust projects, describe the international theatre partnerships and documente these exciting cross-border encounters in texts and images.

Wanderlust blog (external link, opens in a new window)

The Wanderlust Fund

The German Federal Cultural Foundation established the Wanderlust Fund to support German municipal and state theatres that wish to engage in a partnership of exchange with a foreign theatre for a period of two to three seasons.

Wanderlust Fund (external link, opens in a new window)


Uckermärkische Bühnen Schwedt
Reinhard Simon

Berliner Straße 46/48

16303 Schwedt / Oder

Tel.: +49 (0)3332 538 214

Fax: +49 (0)3332 538 132 (external link, opens in a new window)