April 18, 2023


Save The Date - FIGURE IT OUT 2023

Foto: Pili Pala

In honor of its 30th anniversary, Schaubude Berlin is inviting you to attend the showcase Figure It Out and presenting a diverse cross-section of contemporary figure and object theater from June 2 till 11.


The invited productions for adults and children address a broad range of topics using theater puppets, sound objects, materials, avatars or masquerade: they examine the mystical figure of undines from a queer-feminist perspective, concern themselves with the intervention of the church into the act of birth, shed light upon the postcolonial entanglements of plaster and potatoes, take a look at the world from the point of view of a bug or inquire into the weaknesses of superheroes.

The schedule of programming will be rounded out with showings, tryouts and smaller formats throughout the entire theater building, encounters between the audience and artists as well as a picnic and a party.

There will also be the opportunity for networking, further education, discussion and reflection over the course of the three-day exchange of expertise that will focus on artistic research in figure and object theater.

Over the course of a StageJam, artists will spend a week exploring the theatrical potential of online tools. You can find all information about the announcement here >>>.

Interactive formats invite audience encounters and playful reflections in the foyer.

The participants include, amongst others:
Jana Barthel/Alexandra Semmler, Matthias Becker, Max Howitz, Hund, Fiona Kelly, KMZ Kollektiv, Anna Kpok, Robin Leveroos/Macromatter, Lovefuckers/ivanaki, Miaulina, Ulrike Monecke, Josephine Nahrstedt, Numen Company, Yahima Piedra Córdova & Daniela del Pomar, PRESS[ST]ART, Tatjana Reeh, Cora Sachs, Schaubude Berlin, Jonathan Schmidt-Colinet, Schroffke!, Naoko Tanaka

A project of Schaubude Berlin in the frame of Allianz internationaler Produktionszentren für Figurentheater.
The next editions of Figure It Out will take place in 2024 at the FITZ Zentrum für Figurentheater Stuttgart and 2025 at Westflügel Leipzig.