The Kopergietery in Belgium has made a name for itself with wonderfully poetic theatre pieces that combine dance, performance, concerts and acting. The Young Staatstheater Oldenburg pursues a similar approach in its interdisciplinary projects for children, teenagers and adults. Together with actors and dancers from Oldenburg and Gent Belgian director and choreographer Randi De Vlieghe will produce a piece focussing on a society of antiheros (for children aged 5 and older). Performances, workshops and guest performances will take place in Oldenburg and Ghent.

Theatres: Oldenburgisches Staatstheater and Kopergietery, Ghent

Artists / participants: Marc Becker, Matthias Grön, Jörg Vorhaben, Hanna Wanders, Johan de Smet (B), Gregory Caers (B), Randi De Vlieghe (B), Jan De Brabander (B), Ilse Vandenbussche (B) and others

May 2009 - August 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

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



Markus Müller

Theaterwall 28

26122 Oldenburg