View from the Outside / Blikket Udefra. A German-Danish Perspective

A joint programme by the Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen (Denmark) - supported by the Wanderlust Fund

It seems that radical political views are gradually shifting from the fringe to the centre of society. The Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Det Kongelige Teater, situated in a modern performance venue in the heart of Copenhagen, will focus on this trend and possible reactions from citizens in a two-year cooperative project. The theatres have commissioned a German and a Danish playwright to produce new plays. During a three-month writing scholarship exchange, the playwrights will reflect on the society and theatre work of their guest country from an outsider’s perspective. In addition, each will supervise three young playwrights, who will contribute miniature plays on the same subject. All the plays and staged readings will premiere at both theatres.

Theatres: Staatsschauspiel Dresden and Det Kongelige Teater Copenhagen (Denmark)

Artists / participants: Jesper Bergmann, Nassrin El Halawani, Martin Heckmanns, Robert Koall, Christian Lollike, Eugen Martin, Marianna Salzmann, Laerke Sanderhoff and others

October 2010 – December 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 (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)


Staatsschauspiel Dresden
Mary Peterson

Theaterstraße 2

01067 Dresden (external link, opens in a new window)