The Theater Oberhausen and the Radu Stanca National Theatre in Sibiu first contacted each other while researching for a theatre project based on immigration. The result is an intensive joint project that addresses what it would mean to a young person of African descent from Oberhausen to meet a German-speaking youngster from Sibiu, and what ideas concerning one's homeland and sense of belonging would result. The director/performer Bernhard Mikeska will go to Sibiu in search of new impressions that he will later incorporate into a theatre performance in Oberhausen. The German writer Lothar Trolle and the Romanian Lia Bugnar have been commissioned to write plays about their experiences while visiting the other's city. The works will be performed at both theatres.

Theatres: Theater Oberhausen and Teatrul National Radu Stanca, Sibiu

Artists / participants: Nicole Schillinger, Bernhard Mikeska, members of the Theater Oberhausen ensemble, musicians from Sibiu (RO), Lothar Trolle, Peca Stefan (RO), Vlad Massaci (RO), actors from the Radu Stanca Theatre (RO), Peter Carp, Simone Kranz, Lia Bugnar (RO)

Schedule: 
August 2009 - July 2012

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

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Theater Oberhausen
Peter Carp

Will-Quadflieg-Platz 1

46045 Oberhausen

www.theater-oberhausen.de