Festival Theater der Welt
Düsseldorf 2021

Young Theater der Welt Congress Future (t)here »Our house is on fire!«

Greta Thunberg’s call to action »Our house is on fire!« is the motto for the Young Theater der Welt Congress that will bring together 100 young people aged between 16 and 22 from ten different countries.

Artistic workshops will be held simultaneously in Mumbai, Warsaw, Johannesburg, Haifa, Tehran, Lagos, São Paulo, Karachi, Lisbon and Düsseldorf focussing on themes of climate change, climate justice and social justice, linking global and local issues. Because Greta Thunberg’s house means our planet – but also the country, the city, the neighbourhood or the family in which we live.

All the participants will also meet up for several hours a day in a virtual house built exclusively for the congress. Here they will be able to share their experiences of the workshops and their different perspectives with each other and get to know each other in happy hours, discos and through online city tours. They will also take part in digital games on these topics. As part of a grand finale, the artistic and discursive outcomes of the congress will be presented at the Münsterstraße.

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Part of the Education Program, which is underwritten by the German Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and Media. Supported by the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb). In cooperation with the Goethe-Institut.

David Benjamin Brückel, Dramaturg Junges Schauspiel / D’haus