Winterwerft is the festival for wild, organic theatre. For theater, at the end of the world as we know it. For theatre that dares to look fearlessly, curiously and inquiringly into the abysses of this time. Even before the search for concrete answers, the Winterwerft is a place where a change of perspective is to be dared through critical, creative questioning. There is room here for all the approaches from theatre, dance, music, poetry, painting and sculpture that change pace, that dare to step into the undergrowth and throw stones into the rushing stream of anthropocentrism.
The theme of this year is House on fire: In the past few years, we have seen how what we long knew only from the news has also reached our habitats here in Europe: We have seen how one summer of drought follows the next, how wildfires are destroying the few remaining forests in our latitudes, how floods are causing unimagined destruction, how tons of dead fish are floating in the rivers – the list is long. The Climate and social change in the world are at the core of our reflections: how art and theatre will answer?