People, Cars and Oil. The Carmakers of Barcelona and Stuttgart

A joint programme by the Staatstheater Stuttgart and the Teatre Romea in Barcelona (Spain) - supported by the Wanderlust Fund

Barcelona and Stuttgart are centres of the automobile industry. Corporations like Daimler and Seat are among the cities' most important employers. Both cities are closely connected through the numerous companies and branch offices of their suppliers - so much so that decisions in Stuttgart can directly affect the working conditions in Barcelona and vice versa. The crisis that has taken hold of the entire branch will have an impact on these cities and their inhabitants. The Staatsschauspiel Stuttgart and the Romea Theater, managed by Calixto Bieito, will send a team of writers and dramaturges to their partner city to listen to the life stories of car factory workers and employees on location and gather facts about car manufacturing in general. On the basis of this research, the writers will develop theatre texts that will be performed on stage in Stuttgart and Barcelona.

Theatres: Schauspiel Stuttgart / Staatstheater Stuttgart and Teatre Romea, Barcelona

Artists / participants: Calixto Bieito (E), Josep Galindo (E), Magda Puyo (E), Romon Simó (E), Marc Rosich (E), Pau Miró (E), Christian Holtzhauer, Annette Pullen, Soeren Voima, Kekke Schmidt, Hasko Weber, Joerg Bochow, Rebecca Ringst

March 2010 - September 2011

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)


Schauspiel Stuttgart / Staatstheater Stuttgart
Hasko Weber

Oberer Schlossgarten 6

70173 Stuttgart (external link, opens in a new window)